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Alex Barnes




BBC Symphony Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Opera North

Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Oxford Philomusica
Mozart Festival Orchestra (co-principal)
Brighton Philharmonic

Chamber Orchestras
Trafalgar Sinfonia/New London Soloists (including principal)
Lancashire Sinfonietta (principal)
St George's Chamber Orchestra
Opus 20 String Ensemble (principal)


Les Miserables – West End
Lion King - West End
Celeste - principal cello (including solos), sessions for Decca
The German Choirboys - principal cello (including solos), sessions for Deutsche Grammophon
Jean-Philippe Rio-Py – Session for Warner Chappell


Opera North
Mozart - Cosi Fan Tutte - Westminster Opera Company (Solo Principal)
Peter Maxwell Davies - The Lighthouse - Montepulciano Festival (Solo Principal)
Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin, Dartington International Festival (Principal)
Rossini - The Barber of Seville, Dartington International Festival (Principal)


2013 Brahms Double Concerto - Orpington Symphony Orchestra
2009 Dvorak Cello Concerto - Richmond Symphony Orchestra
2008 Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations - Kew Sinfonia
2007 Schumann Cello Concerto – Burnley Symphony Orchestra, and
Dartington Festival Orchestra as rehearsal deputy for Karine Georgian


2013 Mendelssohn Octet(1st cello) with Stephanie Gonley, Lancashire Sinfonietta

Recitals with Violin-Cello Duo with Anna Croad, including Kodaly Duo Sonata Op.7 and Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia, and new arrangements by ourselves including electronics. Venues and organisations have included in the City of London, The Clitheroe Concerts Society

Bach to Baby and Playtime! classical concerts, for children and babies, introducing our instruments and classical music to a younger audience: Violin-Cello Duo with Anna Croad. all music my own arrangements.

Titanic memorial recitals: Commissioned by the Lancashire Sinfonietta to arrange original music from the White Star Line Songbook for a series of recitals with piano, piano trio and string sextet with piano, at venues accross Lancashire, Cumbria and the South of England.

Film/TV Drama
Sessions for "Taurus" project; Mission Impossible 5 - Rogue Nation, 2015
Cellist in string quartet (on-screen and sound) for The Hour, BBC 1

Howard Goodall’s Story of Music BBC 2 Jan/Feb 2013 – Music Researcher, advisor and specialist to Production including performing to camera, orchestrating and arranging, time-coding archive, assistant sound engineer, orchestral librarian etc

David Starkey’s Music and Monarchy for BBC 2 – transcriptions and arrangements for performances to camera, Assistant Sound Engineer for recordings including the Academy of Ancient Music and St James’ Baroque.


Royal Academy of Music
Chetham’s School of Music

Referees available on request

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Cello, Sound Engineer