Cello Performance

I regularly perform a wide range of genres from classical to folk, and have a keen interest in improvisation. For a video of me playing the Bach C Minor Prelude, please click here.

Recent performance repertoire has included:

Solo: Bach Suites: G Major, C Minor (Scordatura) and D Major; Messaien ‘Louange Pour L’Eternite de Jesus’; Walton ‘Passacaglia’; Piatti Caprices; Vivaldi Sonatas

Chamber Music: Shostakovich 8th Quartet, Beethoven C Minor and G Major Quartets, Ravel Duo, Pierrot Lunaire

Recent solo improvisations have included performing in Manchester Art Gallery (Manchester Weekender) and in Manchester Cathedral (Earlyarts)

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Emma Ferrand (2006-2010)

Susan Sheppard – Baroque Cello (2008-2010)

Douglas Cummings (2004-2006)

Peter Adams (1999-2004)

Naomi Turner (1991-1999)


-Solo Cellist with Dark Inventions Contemporary Music Ensemble (October 2012 – Present)  Recent performances include Pierrot Lunaire, the Ravel Violin and Cello Duo, and a performance of new works and folk songs

-Trialist with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – tutti cello (February 2011 – December 2011)

-The Hallé Professional Experience Scheme (2008-2009)

-Currently on Extra Lists: The Hallé, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Opera North

-Performances with Classical Revolution: Manchester (January 2012-Present)

-Tutti Cello with Skipton Camerata (June 2013)

-Continuo cellist for Silk Opera: Haydn Il Mondo Della Luna (March 2012)

-Continuo cellist for The Wordsworth Singers: Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri  (March 2012)

-Cellist in orchestra performing a celebration of John Rutter’s music, Rutter conducting, tutti cello, Waterfront Hall, Belfast (September 2010)

-Continuo cellist for the Manchester Consort, Bach St Matthew Passion (Easter 2010)

-Principal and Co-Principal cellist of RNCM orchestras, including the Opera, Symphony, Chamber, Concert, Baroque and Brand New orchestras, also tutti cello (2006-2010)


-Trialist with Zelkova Quartet (January 2013)

-Arran Quartet (2007-2010) – performances in three RNCM Chamber Music Festivals, recitals in Manchester, the Lake District Summer Music Festival, Lytham and Goostrey.  Premiered a work by Daniel Kidane in RNCM Chamber Music festival 2009

-Premiered cross-school quartet by Charlie Usher in RNCM Chamber Music Festival 2008


-5th Bach Prelude and Ravel duo, August 2013 (Edinburgh Fringe)

-Recent Solo Recitals included Kidane, Piatti, Bach 1st and 6th Suites, Messaien, Walton and Bach (Manchester)

-Solo improvisations in Manchester Art Gallery (Manchester Weekender) and Manchester Cathedral (Earlyarts)

-Solo recitals within RNCM, final included Beethoven, Kidane and Franck

-Masterclasses with Alice Neary and Ralph Kirschbaum


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