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Gillian Bragg (née Rycroft)

Cello

ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

Positions held

  • English National Opera – Member No. 6 Cello (January 2013 - Current)
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Member Tutti Cello (April 2008 – September 2012)

Freelance

  • Philharmonia Orchestra - including Trial Tutti
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales – including Trial No.4
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Northern Sinfonia
  • English National Ballet
  • Grange Park Opera
  • Belmont Ensemble
  • London Concert Orchestra
  • London Contemporary Orchestra
  • New London Sinfonia
  • Amersham Festival Chamber Orchestra
  • Sinfonia Cymru
  • Orion Chamber Orchestra
 
Training
  • European Union Youth Orchestra (including Co-Principal 2007)
  • Zermatt Festival Academy (2007-2009)
  • RAM Concert Orchestra & Symphony Orchestra (Principal)
  • RAM Sinfonia & Opera (Principal)
  • Camerata Scotland (Principal)
  • NYOS Futuresmodern music ensemble (Principal) Repertoire: Ligeti, Kagel, Xenakis, Lutoslawski
  • National Youth Orchestra of Scotland (Principal)
 
CHAMBER MUSIC & SOLO 
  • BSO Chamber Players – incl. Brahms Sextet No. 1 (October 2011)
  • European Chamber Players – incl. Schubert Quintet in C (March & August 2010)
  • Kokoro – BSO’s contemporary music ensemble
  • Cello & Piano Duo with Pianist Jennifer Miles
  • Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic
  • (Performed with members of the Berlin Philharmonic in the Zermatt Music Festival)
  • Dvorak Cello Concerto Helensburgh Orchestral Society
  • Haydn Cello Concerto in C major King's College Chamber Orchestra
  • String Quartet at RAM including Schoenberg’s 2nd String Quartet at St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Unaccompanied Bach St. Paul's Cathedral
 
EDUCATION PROJECTS/OUTREACH
  • BSO Resonate
  • South West Music School Coaching Sessions
  • Philharmonia Orchestra – Family Music Days
  • Aurora Orchestra
  • LRAM Teaching Diploma


EDUCATION
  • Royal Academy of Music Postgraduate M.Mus with Distinction (2004 2006)
  • Kings College London B.Mus Hons, First Class (2001 2004)
  • St. Mary's Music School, Edinburgh (1999-2001)
  • RSAMD Junior Department (1994-1999)
ProfessorsDavid Strange, Colin Carr, Philip Sheppard, Jennifer Ward-Clarke (Baroque), Pat Hair ,Myra Chahin
 
Masterclasses:
Robert Cohen, Steven Doane, Felix Schmidt, Mats Lidstrom, Margaret Moncrieff, Alexander Ivashkin
RNCM International Cello Festival, Skampa String Quartet, Endellion String Quartet

AWARDS & PRIZES

  • Cordelia Moses Scholarship (RAM)
  • Ruth Waddell Scholarship (RAM)
  • Robertson Trust
  • Sir James Caird Scholarship
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant

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Instruments
Cello