Birmingham Conservatoire Tutors and Staff (A to Z)

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  • Anthony Alcock

    Birmingham Conservatoire

    Anthony has until recently been Principal double bass of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London having previously been section leader with the BBC Now (Wales), BBC SSO (Scotland), Scottish Opera and Co Principal with the Halle. As a guest Principal he has led all the London symphony orchestras (LSO, LPO, Philharmonia and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Julian Atkinson

    Double Bass Tutor

    Raised in Renfrewshire, Julian learned double bass with Bill Hoare and David Inglis in Scotland before studying with Robin McGee at the Royal Academy of Music. Julian joined the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 1985 and continued his studies with Thomas Martin. Julian is Principal No2 Double Bass with the City of...

  • Professor Richard Ayres

    Visiting Professor in Composition

    "Ayres score is a fizzy cocktail of hyperactivity, Baroque poise, Straussian pastiche, tantalising tango and much more. Zany and anarchic, it nevertheless has a human core." (Barry Millington on The Cricket Recovers, Evening Standard) Richard Ayres was born in Cornwall in 1965. In 1986 he followed Morton Feldman's classes at...

  • 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...

  • Andrew Bain

    Senior Lecturer in Jazz, 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, London and winner of the BBC Big Band Drummer, he has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Natalie Cole, Kenny Wheeler, Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman, Bob Mintzer, John Taylor, Iain Dixon, Elliott Sharp, Mike...

  • 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...

  • Paul Bambrough

    Associate Principal

    Paul Bambrough is recognised as a highly versatile musician who balances a busy performance schedule with teaching and conducting . As a tenor, Paul has appeared at most of the country’s leading concert venues and cathedrals. He studied voice with Noelle Barker, Maureen Morelle and Ian Baar and received coaching from Paul...

  • Stephen Barlow

    Vocal Coach

    Stephen was organ scholar at Trinity College Cambridge, where he gave a recital of the complete works of Messiaen. He made his debut as a conductor at Glyndebourne with The Rakes Progress in 1979 and was Associate Conductor of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera between 1981and 1983. He was also Resident Conductor of English...

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