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Tutors

Marshall Marcus
I Violin
Marshall Marcus is Director and Concertmaster of Espíritu Barroco Venezolano. In an eclectic career spanning more than 30 years he has recorded and performed in more than 50 countries as an orchestral, solo and chamber violinist, working regularly with major artists including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Roger Norrington, Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado, Mariss Jansons, Lang Lang and Cecilia Bartoli. He has appeared wi...
Clare Thompson
II Violin
Clare Thompson has spent her career in the top flight of British orchestras. Appointed at an early age to a principal position in the English Chamber Orchestra, she then went on to hold one of the leading violin positions in the Philharmonia Orchestra. Clare has worked with many top conductors and soloists, including Maazel, Muti, Salonen, Ashkenazy, Zuckerman to name but a few. Her career has taken her to over thi...
Yuko Inuoe
Viola
Winner of the 17th Budapest International Viola Competition, Yuko Inoue has performed as soloist throughout Europe and Japan with many orchestras, including the Hungarian State Philharmonic Orchestra, F. Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and with such eminent musicians as Gidon Kremer, Sir Charles Groves, Gyorgy Pauk, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Heinrich Schiff and Thomas...
David Watkin
Cello
David Watkin has made a wide range of recordings including the Vivaldi Cello Sonatas with the King’s Consort (Hyperion) and Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Virgin).

With pianist Howard Moody he has recorded Beethoven Cello Sonatas (Chandos) and Francis Pott’s 1996 Sonata (Guild). Their London debut in 1988 was described by The Times as ‘absolutely electrifying.’ They...
Leon Bosch
Double Bass
Leon Bosch has an honoured place among the select group of virtuoso double bass players worldwide. Concerto engagements in many parts of the world with the likes of conductors Pinchas Zukerman, Nicolas Kraemer, Nicolae Moldoveanu and Guido Johannes Rumstadt have been matched by collaborations with a long line of leading chamber music groups – among them the Lindsay, Belcea and Brodsky string quartets, the Academy...
Chi-chi Nwanoku
Double Bass
Chi-chi Nwanoku is half the size of her double bass, yet has gained a reputation as one of the finest exponents of her instrument today. The eldest of 5 children from Nigerian and Irish parents, she was 7 years old when she discovered the piano at a neighbour’s, who taught her to play a 12-bar blues. She returned to their house every day until the neighbour got so fed up that they wheeled the piano up the road and ga...
Sarah Newbold
Flute
Sarah is a member of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and the New London Orchestra and formerly of both Welsh National Opera and the London Philharmonic. As a freelance player she works with most of the orchestras in Great Britain and regularly with the Philharmonia and London Symphony Orchestra.

As a freelance flautist Sarah is able to work in a variety of musical styles ranging from opera, symphony...
Philip Nodel
Oboe
Philip Nodel – is graduated with oboe specialty from the Moscow Musical College named after A. Schnittke (pedagogue A. I. Frolov). In 2005 he finished the Post- Graduate Course. Philip Nodel is one of the founders of Russian web-site about the oboe www.oboe.ru.

Philip Nodel performs frequently as a soloist and a member of chamber ensembles and orchestras. At the age of 16 he joined the International Youth Sym...
Timothy Lines
Clarinet
Timothy studied at the Royal College of Music with Michael Collins and now enjoys a wide-ranging career as a clarinettist. He has played with all the major symphony orchestras in London as well as with chamber groups including London Sinfonietta and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. From 1999 to 2003 he was principal clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra and was also chairman of the orchestra during hi...
Michael Harris
Clarinet
Michael Harris was a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra from 1974 until 2006. Alongside his work there he has pursued a busy freelance career playing and recording chamber music with groups such as the Nash Ensemble and London Winds. He has a keen interest in early clarinets and has worked with period instrument groups including the English Concert, English Baroque Soloists and Collegium Musicum ’90. He receive...
Meyrick Alexander
Bassoon
Meyrick Alexander – for thirty years was Principal Bassoonist of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, appointed by Riccardo Muti. Between 1980 and 2010 he worked with most of the world’s leading conductors, including Maazel, Guilini, Ashkenazy, Svetlanov, Dohnanyi, Salonen, Sinopoli, Ozawa, Haitink, Harnoncourt, Mackerras and many others. He also appeared as soloist in concerts and recordings. During this period he a...
Jeff Bryant
French Horn
Jeff studied the French horn at the Royal Academy of Music, in London with Ifor James. He has played principal horn in London for 43 years holding positions with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a soloist Jeff has performed frequently with all the above orchestras, playing the Mozart and Strauss concertos in addition to performances of the B...
Alistair Mackie
Trumpet
He has been a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra since 1996 where he holds the position of Joint Principal Trumpet. Alistair is also currently Principal Trumpet in András Schiff’s own chamber orchestra, the Cappella Andrea Barca, and was formerly Principal Trumpet in the Orchestra of Glyndebourne Touring Opera. He played in the Orchestre Symphonique d’Europe in Paris, he works regularly with the London Sinfonie...
Dan Jenkins
Trombone
Dan Jenkins is Principal Trombone of the City of London Sinfonia and Second Trombone of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. While studying at the Guildhall School of Music he was a member of the European Community Youth Orchestra, and then went on to spend 18 years as a freelancer, travelling all over the world with all the major London orchestras. In the last two summers, 2010 and 2011, he was Trombone Tutor for the Nat...
Andrew Cresci
Tuba
Born in South Wales in 1959, Andy Cresci was educated at Neath Boys Grammar School where he began playing the cello. Andy took up the tuba as a second study instrument, and realised quite quickly that his vocation was on tuba not cello.

After studies at the RNCM with Stuart Roebuck, Andy moved in 1980 to Glasgow to join Scottish Opera as principal tuba and then, in 1986 he joined the BSO as principal tuba...
Helen Sarah Tunstall
Harp
Born in London, Helen Tunstall studied at the Royal College of Music with Marisa Robles and Fiona Hibbert. She is principle harpist of the London Sinfonietta, Endymion and the Orchestra of St. John’s Smith Square and leads a busy freelance career playing solo, chamber and orchestral music with all the major London orchestras and ensembles.

Performances this year include the BBC Proms, Southbank Centre, Barb...
Damien Bassman
Percussion
Damien Bassman wrote & played the drum/percussion books for the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning Next To Normal, The Color Purple, The Addams Family, High Fidelity and Mario Cantone’s Laugh Whore. As principle percussionist of Absolute Ensemble he’s toured and recorded with fusion legend Joe Zawinul and world-renown artists such as Paquito Di Rivera, Mike Keneally, Marcel Khalife, and Gregor Brego...
David Corkhill
Percussion
During his varied career as percussionist with the Philharmonia Orchestra and timpanist with the English Chamber Orchestra David has become a specialist in the works of Benjamin Britten, and notable amongst his solo engagements was the 'Grammy' award-winning recording of Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion with Sir George Solti, Murray Periah, and Evelyn Glennie. David teaches timpani at London's Guildhall ...