Birmingham Conservatoire Tutors and Staff (A to Z)

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  • Catherine Ardagh-Walter

    Cello Tutor

    Catherine Ardagh-Walter was born in Winchester, Hampshire, and studied the cello from the age of seven. She graduated from the Royal College of Music in 1989 and went on to perform mainly as a duo-recitalist with the pianist, Emily Jeffrey. She took up her post with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) in May 1995 and, in addition to her work with the orchestra, has a busy schedule...

  • Mark Ashford

    Head of Guitar

    Mark Ashford is an internationally renowned performer and teacher. He began his formal musical education as a scholarship student at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester at the age of 12. He then won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, London from where he graduated with first class honours in 1994. He completed his studies with the eminent guitarist David Russell in Vigo,...

  • Professor Richard Ayres

    Visiting Professor in Composition

    Richard Ayres was born in Cornwall in 1965. In 1986 he followed Morton Feldman's classes at the Darmstadt and Dartington summer schools, and studied composition, electronic music and trombone at Huddersfield Polytechnic, graduating with Distinction in 1989. He moved to The Hague for postgraduate study in composition with Andriessen at the Royal Conservatoire and decided to settle in Holland...

  • Alexander Baillie

    International Chair in Cello

    Described once as "Britain's best kept secret", Alexander Baillie has become internationally recognised as one of the finest cellists of his generation. He began playing the cello aged 12, inspired by the late Jacqueline du Pré having seen Christopher Nupen's BBC documentary about her. He studied at London's Royal College of Music with Joan Dickson and Anna Shuttleworth and then won a Sir James...

  • Andrew Bain

    First Study Drums, Ensemble Coaching, Rhythm Class Tutor

    Andrew Bain is one of the leading performers and educators in the UK. A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Winner of the BBC Big Band Drummer 2001; he has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Wheeler, Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman, Bob Mintzer, John Taylor, Iain Dixon, Mike Walker, Jason Rebello, Mike Janisch, Phil Robson, Jim Hart, Mark Lockheart, Chris Batchelor, Mark Hodgson,...

  • Fred T Baker

    First Study Electric Bass Tutor

    Fred Thelonious Baker (born 4 June 1960) is an English guitarist and bass guitarist from Tibshelf, Derbyshire. He is known for playing in Phil Miller 's Canterbury scene band In Cahoots .[1] Baker played the guitar until his mid-teens, at which point he began to take an interest in the bass as well. He played in The John Etheridge / Ric Sanders Group in the early 1980s. He has also worked...

  • Pete Beachill

    Specialist Lecturer

    One of London's leading trombonists, Pete Beachill works regularly with many top recording artists such as Quincy Jones, Sting, Robbie Williams, Shirley Bassey, Cliff Richard and Paul McCartney. He has played on countless TV soundtracks and live shows, albums, film scores and pop tracks, performing in a diverse range of styles - from playing with Gil Evans to appearances with the Black Dyke Mills...

  • Catherine Benson

    Visiting Tutor

    Catherine Benson studied at Chethams School of Music and then The Guildhall School of Music , studying with Noelle Barker. She spent three years at the Guildhall gaining her AGSM and a further two years on the opera course under the guidance of Vilem Tausky. After Guildhall, she embarked on a successful freelance career singing in concert, oratorio and opera. She toured the country for...

  • Ulla Benz

    Violin Tutor

    Ulla Benz received her first violin lessons at the age of five. After her studies with Zakhar Bron, Liana Issakadze and Werner Scholz at the universities of Music in Munich, Lübeck and Berlin, she was honoured with the Cultural Award for Outstanding Musicians of Germany and has been a frequent guest at various music festivals in Europe, Asia and South America. As the guest concert master of...

  • Zoe Beyers

    Violin Tutor

    Zoë Beyers began violin lessons with Noel Travers at the age of six. Since her debut aged eleven with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra under Paavo Järvi, she has performed with many distinguished conductors in the UK and Europe.  In 2002, Zoë opened the St Petersburg Musical Olympus Festival with the St Petersburg Philharmonic, receiving critical acclaim for the première performance of ...

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