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This is a list of our soloists with information about their musical careers. The number after the name is the number of the concert on the concert database. This is followed by the date of the concert.
I have included very few singers; there were very many and most were involved in concerts in which where were used by other organisations. They are listed under soloists on the database.

John Preston Amis 51. 1981. Narrator.  He was a British broadcaster, classical music critic, music administrator, and writer. He was a frequent contributor for The Guardian and to BBC radio and television music programming.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Amis

James Ashworth. Bass singer. 106. 1989.  https://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/14504996.new-choir-at-cowlings-holy-trinity-church-due-to-hold-first-public-performance/

Lynton Atkinson. 191. 2001. Important career in opera. Now artistic director of Hurn Court Opera. https://www.hurncourtopera.org/artistic-director

Nikola Avramovic 296. 2018. Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. Ravel. The RCM Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship is awarded to the top piano scholar at the Royal College of Music. Considered to be one of Serbia's finest pianists. https://guarnerius.rs/en/programi/nikola-avramovic-piano-2/

Paul Badley. Tenor. 238. 2008. Successful operatic performance and recording career. https://www.discogs.com/artist/1226538-Paul-Badley

Alexander Baillie. 58. 1982. Dvorak cello concerto. Now recognised internationally as one of the finest of his generation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Baillie#Career

Andrew Ball. Piano. 13, 45. 1974, 1980. Distinguished performance and recording career.     https://divineartrecords.com/artist/andrew-ball/ 

Nicolas Barangwanath. 149. 1995. Piano. Tchaikovsky piano concerto.  Music theorist, musicologist and pianist. He is best known for his contributions to the compositional theory and practice of 19th-century Italian Opera.[1]                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Baragwanath.

Paul Bateman. 10, 26. 1973, 1976. Piano. Piano concerto Shostakovich no 2. Pianist and conductor Many recordings – especially of film music.    https://www.paul-bateman.com/biography/

Nicola (Tait) Baxter. Cello. 173. 1999. Played in Fitzwilliam string quartet and Academy of St Martins in the Fields. Now Cello teacher. https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/teacher/a001b2943d014741919c

 Carlos Bonell. Guitar. 22. 1976.   He has been described by Classical Guitar magazine as "one of the great communicators of the guitar world". Performances with top orchestras and many recordings.                                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Bonell

Richard Braebrooke. Tenor. 141. 1994. Career in opera, often with D’Oyly Carte singing Gilbert and Sullivan, and with many choirs as singer and conductor.

Alan Brown. Piano. 179. 2000. Very successful concert career. I think he may be the Alan Brown who produces the ‘Best-loved piano pieces’. http://www.lhmf.org.uk/about/professionals/accompanists/

Jack Brymer. Clarinet. 1989.   ‘The leading clarinettist of his generation, perhaps of the century’. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Brymer He was 74 when he played with us.

Michael Buchanan. Trombone. 272. 2013. Following a distinguished career in many top orchestras (eg Vienna Phil)    https://www.michaelbuchanan.co.uk/biography

Michael Bundy. Baritone. 134.  1993. Very distinguished career in song and opera with many recordings.     http://www.michaelrbundy.co.uk/

Colin Campbell. Baritone. 181. 2000.  Distinguished operatic (and oratorio) career with many recordings      https://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Campbell-Colin.htm

Aanca Campanie. Violin. 276. 2014.  Now teaches and plays in Southampton Son orchestra.   https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/teacher/c4b339e083988a4a0c4f

Alfedo Campoli. Violin. 15, 23, 33. 1975, 1977, 1978. World famous. Played with us in his retirement. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfredo_Campoli

Samantha Carrasco. Piano. 253. 2010. Has a diverse and flexible repertoire as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. Works and records with  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.    https://cohancollective.com/artists/samantha-carrasco/

Thomas Carroll. Cello. 293. 2018. Concertos with London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Sinfonia ViVA, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra. As a chamber musician with the Belcea Quartet, Chilingirian Quartet, Michael Collins, Gidon Kremer, Steven Isserlis, Mischa Maisky, Julian Rachlin and Janine Jansen, many others. https://www.rcm.ac.uk/strings/professors/details/?id=02399

Rachel Chapman. Soprano. 179, 181. 2000. Successful oratorio and operatic career. https://rachelchapmansoprano.co.uk/about/

Bobby Chen. Piano. 211. 2004. Successful career as concerto pianist.  https://www.bobbychen.org/biography  

Adrian Clarke. Tenor. 166. 1998.  Very successful operatic career (much in Royal Opera House). Died recently.   http://www.roh.org.uk/people/adrian-clarke

Jonathan Coad. 217. 2005. Baritone. Successful career in Royal Opera House. http://www.roh.org.uk/people/jonathan-coad

Charlotte collier. Contralto. 229. 2007. works regularly with a number of small independent Opera companies and Choral societies.      https://auditionoracle.com/singers/?s=515585

David Cowley. Oboe. 177.  2000.  Principal oboe of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1979–2016) and professor of oboe at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (1979–2012).  Guest principal with LSO, LPO, Philharmonia and CBSO. Concerto performances and recordings.  http://www.davidcowley.co.uk/

Jamie Hall. Baritone. 299a. 2019. Successful career as oratorio singer. BBC Singers.      https://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Hall-Jamie.htm

Jonathan Cox. Horn. 81. 1985. Son of our Darryl Cox. Studied Biochemistry (BSc PhD) now Headmaster of Royal Grammar School in Guildford.

Nicolas Daniel. Oboe. 78. 1984.   In 1980 and was awarded the 2011 Queen’s Medal for Music, cited as having made “an outstanding contribution to the musical life of the nation”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Daniel

Robin Del Mar. Viola. 54, 97. 1981, 1987.   Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.     https://www.discogs.com/artist/953924-Robin-Del-Mar

Julia Dewurst. Soprano. 90, 106. 1986, 1989. A long operatic career with  the Royal Opera, English National Opera, Kent Opera and English Touring Opera.   https://www.davidclover-festivalofsinging.org.uk/julia-dewhurst

Barry Douglas. Piano. 70.  1983.   A major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow. A Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to music and community relations in the 2021.      http://www.barrydouglas.com/

Alison Duguid. Mezzo soprano. 223.  2006.  A successful operatic, oratorio and recording career.  https://www.alisonduguidmezzo.com/biography.html

Paul Dutton. Tenor. 126. 1992. Major operatic and oratorio roles in UK and Europe. Choir conductor.      http://www.northernvoices.co.uk/html/paul_dutton.html

Julian Dyson. Piano. 132. 1993. Mainly career in teaching. https://pianolessonsmalta.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/teacher-julian-dyson/

John Paul Ekins. Piano 267. 2012. International competition prizes.  http://www.jpekinspianist.com/about/biography/

Michael Foyle. Violin. 288, 293. 2017, 2018. Busy international concerto, chamber music and recording career. Great reviews. https://www.michaelfoyle.org/

Gabor Galavics. Clarinet. 257. 2011. First clarinet in Hungarian Opera. https://www.opera.hu/en/company/szemely/galavics-gabor/916/

Janice Graham. Violin. 122. 1991. She has appeared as guest leader with most of the UK’s leading opera and symphony orchestras, and is Artistic Director of the English Sinfonia   https://eno.org/artists/janice-graham/

Elizabeth (Greaves) Pigram. Violin. 131, 151, 239.  First violinist in the London Symphony Orchestra, a member of the LSO Board and a frequent soloist / leader with other orchestras:  https://lso.co.uk/orchestra/players/strings.html

Savitri Grier. Violin. 279/280. 2018. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, English Chamber, London Mozart Players, Welsh National Opera, among many others.   https://www.savitrigrierviolin.com/about

Robert Harris. Horn. 29. 160. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for about 30 years.  https://bsolive.com/people/robert-harris/

Michael Hext. Trombone. 37. 1979. In many leading orchestras. Now in Royal Opera House. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hext

Nigel Hill. Piano. 95. 1987. Mainly work as accompanist and teacher. https://www.parboldsing4fun.com/accompanist

Christopher Hirons. Violin. 27.  1978. Very distinguished career, leading and directing chamber orchestras including the Northern Sinfonia, the Academy of Ancient Music, the English Bach Festival Orchestra, the English String Orchestra, Orchestra da Camera. Many recordings.  https://www.rcm.ac.uk/junior/rcmjdteachers/details/?id=01636

Yasuo Ichinose. Violin. 42. 1979.  A long career in Royal Opera House orchestra.

Jane Ingamells. Violin. 29. 1978. Head of strings at Portsmouth Grammar School. https://www.pgs.org.uk/junior-school-strings-music-2017/

Hannah Innis. Cello. 292. 2018. Concerto soloist and chamber music. Recently joined Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. https://www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk/events/9172/

Paul Janes. Piano. 140. 1994. Mainly orchestral pianist with major UK orchestras. ABSRM examiner. https://www.rncm.ac.uk/people/paul-janes/

Emma Kirkby (Dame). Soprano. 65. 1983. International superstar.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Kirkby

Carolyn Kotok. Piano. 117.  1990. Well reviewed recordings.  http://www.carolynkotok.co.uk/bio.html

Elizabeth Layton. Violin.113. 1990. Distinguished chamber music and concerto career. Now in Australia.  https://www.ensembleqaustralia.com/elizabeth-layton.html

Natasa Liposvek. Piano. 124.  1992. Teaches at the Royal college of Music.  https://www.natasalipovsek.com/

Julian Lloyd-Webber. Cello. 152. 1996 Career with acclaimed international concerto performances and recordings.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Lloyd_Webber

Iris Loveridge. Piano. 17. 1975. Long career as concerto pianist and important recording artist.      http://chris-anthony.co.uk/WEBPAGES/INDIA/indiapics.html

Pauline Lowbury. Violin. 84, 91. 1985, 1896.    Distinguished performance and recording career as concerto, orchestral and chamber music player.      https://maslink.co.uk/client-directory?client=LOWBP1&instrument=VIOLI1

Michael Mace. Cello.  119, 178, 212. 1991, 2000, 2004. Concerto soloist and chamber music, best known as an outstanding local teacher.   https://michaelmacecello.co.uk/

Christopher Marwood. Cello. 99. 1988. Founder of the important Vanbrugh string quartet. More than 30 recordings.    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RT%C3%89_Vanbrugh_Quartet

Sharon McKinley. Cello. 82. 1985. Member of Orion Piano Trio in Southampton University. Outstanding teacher.

Madeleine Mitchell. Violin. 299. 2019. International concert soloist.      https://www.madeleinemitchell.com/

Yuriko Murakami. Piano. 49, 62, 87, 110, 146.   1980, ’82, ’86, ’89, 1990.  Piano  performer, scholar and publisher.  

Catherine Nassif. Violin. 210.  2004.

Katherine Nesbit. Piano. 102. 1988.

Pei-Sian Ng. Cello. 233, 249. 2008, 2010.  Currently Principal Cello of Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Played concertos with many Symphony orchestras. Heavily involved in chamber music.   https://www.peisian.com/

Jonathan Oshry. Piano. 200. 2003. Concerto pianist but little information since 2010.    http://www.joshry.com/biography.html

Ruth Palmer. Violin. 215, 242. 2005, 2009. Some concerto performances. Highly acclaimed recording of Shostakovich concerto.    http://www.ruthpalmer.com/about.html;   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Palmer

Tom Poster. Piano. 206.  2003.  Renowned in concerto and chamber music. For example:  over forty concertos from Mozart to Ligeti with Aurora Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, China National Symphony, Hallé, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic and Scottish Chamber Orchestra.  https://www.tomposter.co.uk/biographyhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/vMw4793L77vpTJLCsxRC50/tom-poster

Juliette Roos. Violin.  270. 2013. Starting a successful career.               http://julietteroos.com/

Madelina Rusu. Piano. 262. 2011.   Mainly solo piano recitals. Good reviews. Important teaching positions.  http://madalinarusu.net/       https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/teacher/5813b2d71aa595804b70/biography

Laura Samuel. Violin. 162. 1998. Founder member of Belcea Quartet and a member for 16 years. Many recordings. Also concerto soloist and member of the Nash ensemble. On staff of royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Now in BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. https://www.rcs.ac.uk/staff/laura-samuel/

Jan Peter Schmolck. Violin. 171. 1999. Very successful in chamber music and major orchestras. Some recordings.    http://www.angelltrio.com/bio-janpeterSchmolck.php  https://www.janschmolck.com/

Hugh Seenan. Horn. 220. 2006. Soloist and principal horn in top orchestras.  http://prohorn.co.uk/biog/

Gayle Smith. Cello. 19, 34. 1976, 1979. Concerto cellist.   https://www.benningviolins.com/violin-shop-cellos-cellist-gayle-smith-biography.html

Martin Smith. Violin. 29c. 1978. Distinguished career in string quartets (eg Allegri) and orchestras (eg London Mozart Players).  https://www.londonmozartplayers.com/martin-smith-violin/

Crispin Steele-Perkins. Trumpet. 139. 1994.  Internationally known top trumpeter.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crispian_Steele-Perkins     http://www.crispiansteeleperkins.com/

Dorothea Vogel. 214. 2005. Viola in the Allegri Quartet, principal viola in Mahler Youth Orchestra. https://www.allegriquartet.org.uk/dorothea-vogel

John Wallace CBE. Trumpet. 104. 1988.  Renowned international trumpet soloist, leading arts educationalist, composer, conductor and former Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.    https://thewallacecollection.world/

John Wilbraham. Trumpet. 18. 1976.  Legendary top trumpet.   https://johnwilbraham.co.uk/

Simon Willis. Trombone. 11. 1973.  Mainly teacher and composer of Brass music. https://upgrademusic.vpweb.co.uk/About-Us---Contact-Details.html

Dorothea Williams. Violin. 2. 1972.

Alexandra Wood. Violin. 184, 202. 2001, 2003. Now Leader of the Aurora Orchestra, she also leads City of London Sinfonia, and is regularly invited to lead other ensembles including Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and London Sinfonietta.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Wood_(violinist)

Katherine Wood. Cello. 188. 2001. Principal cello, BBC Concert Orchestra. https://uk.linkedin.com/in/katharine-o-kane-nee-wood-3b6879a8

Rosemary Wright. Piano. 32. 1978.   Wright was pianist-in-residence at the University of Southampton (1972–1980). Recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. She broadcast recitals from more than 30 European radio stations and performed at the Darmstadt and Vienna festivals, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She played concertos with the London Philharmonic, English Chamber and Vienna Symphony orchestras, the London Mozart Players, the BBC orchestras.  https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jun/03/rosemarie-wright-obituary