I am a very experienced amateur double bass player and was leader of one of the country's best orchestras (Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra - see webpage for details) 1987-2012. I have played a significant part of the chamber music and symphonic music repertoire. I also played Baroque Bass with Bristol Camerata
I have played with numerous orchestras across the UK including Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra (Bristol), Bristol Camerata, Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Oxford Symphony Orchestra, Isis Chamber Orchestra (Oxford), Radcliffe Orchestra (Oxford), Bath Symphony Orchestra, Plymouth Symphony Orchestra, Lytham-St-Annes Symphony Orchestra, Chichester Symphony Orchestra, Newbury Symphony Orchestra, Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra, Oxford Studio Orchestra, St Giles Symphony Orchestra (Oxford) and Banbury Symphony Orchestra. I have studied with Tom Martin
I am an music enthusiast and in addition to attending many concerts and studying scores I also have an interest in amateur orchestra administration in the UK. I am aware of instrumentation issues, ensemble problems and bowing styles. I also play the 'cello for fun (quartet and orchestral) and have orchestrated the slow movement of Rachmaninoff's cello sonata which was premiered in Oxford, UK in 1999 by Andrew Shulman. I am happy to travel to help out other amateur orchestras as long as I have time to practise the parts and listen to the relevant pieces. I am well situated in South-Central England to allow me to travel.