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Alex Callanan (nee Thorneloe)

Bassoon

BMus (Hons), PG Dip
Website: www.thethornetrio.co.uk

ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

Professional:

  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • RTE National Symphony Orchestra
  • Orquestra Simfonica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya – 2nd bassoon position held
  • English National Opera - Extra List
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Extra List
  • London Opera Players
  • London Pro Arte Orchestra
  • London Concert Orchestra
  • London Concertante - Principal
  • Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra - Principal
  • London Soloists - Principal
  • Sinfonia Cymru - Principal
  • Bath Philharmonia - Principal
  • Opera Project - Principal Position
  • City of London Chamber Orchestra - Principal

Training:

  • The London Philharmonic Orchestra (Desk Partnership)
  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Desk Partnership)
  • National Youth Orchestra of GB (including Principal)

CHAMBER MUSIC

  • Contemporary Consort BBC Prom Concert and Broadcast
  • Prussia Cove – International Musicians Seminar (guest bassoon)
  • Paxos Festival Trust
  • Founder member of The Thorne Trio:
  • Philharmonia Orch – Outreach Award 2003
  • Anglo-Czechslovak Music Competition (2003)
  • Lord & Lady Lurgan Junior Fellowship (2004 & 2005)

EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

  • Wigmore Hall (2000 - present)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra (2003 - present) 
  • Royal Albert Hall (2005 - present)
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Open Day Professor
  • Cavatina Chamber Music Trust (2001 - present)
  • Blackheath Halls Education Department
  • Music in Hospitals (2001 - present)
  • Live Music Now! (2001 - 2005)

EDUCATION

  • Royal College of Music – BMus (Hons) & PGDip Scholar (1998 – 2003)

Professors: Martin Gatt • Andrea di Flammineis • Julie Price

Awards & Prizes        

  • Fanny Hughes Bassoon Prize, Royal College of Music (2000 & 2001)
  • Martin Music Trust Scholarship (2002)
  • Royal College of Music Junior Fellow (2004-6 )    

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Instruments
Bassoon