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Solo bassoonist, solo CD for Hyperion label, orchestral and chamber musician, bassoon tutor at RNCM Manchester, conductor and ensemble tutor
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Renaissance
Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Private event
CONCERTOS with orchestra
DAVID, Ferdinand: Concertino
ELGAR: Romance, Op.62
HAYDN, Michael: Concertino
MACONCHY, Elizabeth: Concertino
MOZART: Bassoon Concerto in B flat, KV 191
PANUFNIK, Andrzej: Bassoon Concerto
STAMITZ, Carl: Bassoon Concerto in F
VILLA-LOBOS: 'Ciranda das Sete Notas'
VIVALDI: Concerto in B flat ‘La Notte’
WEBER: Bassoon Concerto in F major, Op.75
WEBER: Andante e Rondo Ungarese, Op.35
SOLO WORKS with piano
BENNETTt, Richard Rodney: Sonata
BERNSTEIN, Leonard: Suite from West Side Story
COOKE, Arnold: Sonata
DUTILLEUX, Henri: Sarabande et Cortège
ELGAR: Sir Edward: Romance, Op.62 (the composer's own version for bassoon and piano)
GALLIARD, Johann Ernst: Six Sonatas
GERSHWIN, George: A Gershwin Rhapsody
GOUNOD: Marche Funèbre d'un Marionette (the Alfred Hitchcock theme)
GROVLEZ: Sicilienne et Allegro Giocoso
HINDEMITH, Paul: Sonata
HURLSTONE, William: Sonata in F
IBERT, Jacques: ‘Carignane’
RAVEL, Maurice: ‘Pièce en forme de Habañera’
Ridout, Alan: ‘Caliban and Ariel’ (unaccompanied bassoon)
SAINT-SAENS: Sonata, Op.168
TELEMANN, Georg Philipp: Sonata in F minor
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS, Ralph: Studies in English Folksong
VINTER, Gilbert: 'Reverie' and ‘The Playful Pachyderm’
WEBER: Andante e Rondo Ungarese, Op.35 (version for bassoon and piano)
MUSIC and POETRY / PROSE
"As far as the eye can see..." - a sequence of music (performed live, unaccompanied) with classic poetry and prose, exploring the hills and mountains of Britain and Ireland.
MUSIC and VIDEO PROJECTION (multimedia - requires projection facilities in venue)
'Bassoon Voyager' - a musical journey to beautiful places, with live solo bassoon music plus audio soundscapes.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
The special sound of the bassoon, and a wide range of fine, imaginative music. Some of it is familiar, other pieces are new to many listeners, but the presentation and music is always accessible, giving as wide, enjoyable and unusual a concert experience as possible.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
LONDON: Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St Johns Smith Square, Guildhall School of Music, Royal College of Music. UK: MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall, RNCM BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall EDINBURGH Usher Hall LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall SPAIN Cuenca Festival FRANCE Cucugnan Festival PRAGUE House of the Stone Bell AUSTRALIA Barossa Va
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
A wide range of fine woodwind players and other great classical musicians
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
SOLO Live performances at the Purcell Room and St John's Smith Square in London, for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, and for Granada Television. ORCHESTRAL BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London, and with the Moscow Virtuosi at the Edinburgh Festival (Usher Hall). CHAMBER: Camerata Wind Soloists led by Janet Hilton at the Wigmore Hall, London.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I can usually be flexible - this depends on the change!
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
How much time do you need to set up?
3-4 hours - set-up and rehearsal
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
You can select certain specific items for a concert programme, but not if the concert is a set programme (such as 'Bassoon Voyager' with video)
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
I bring the bassoon and music stand, but not a piano. Programmes requiring video and audio equipment will need in-house equipment at the performance venue.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Possibly, by arrangement well in advance.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£750|
|Up to 1 hour||£750|
|Up to 2 hours||£850|
|Up to 3 hours||£950|
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
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