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Alexandra Davidson


Orchestral Experience

  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Brandenburg Sinfonia
  • Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
  • British Sinfonietta
  • Britten Sinfonia
  • English Symphony Orchestra
  • London Concert Orchestra
  • London Telefilmonic Orchestra
  • Mozart Festival Orchestra
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • Nevill Holt Opera
  • New London Orchestra
  • NI Opera
  • Orchestra of Opera North
  • Orchestra of the Swan
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (inc 2013 Prom)
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
  • Southbank Sinfonia – Co-principal bassoon/contra (2006 season)
  • Southern Pro Musica
  • Southern Sinfonia
  • Ulster Orchestra

Chamber music/solo

  • Marylebone Trio, regular recitals around UK since 2003, including Stratford-on-Avon Festival, Deal Festival, Church Stretton Festival, King’s Place, National Portrait Gallery, numerous music societies (
  • Reed Rage bassoon quartet, regular recitals since 2009, including Ryedale Festival and Bornholm Music Festival 2013 (
  • Allegri Quartet – Guest Principal – Beethoven Septet at Holywell Music Room, Oxford
  • Weber Concerto, Deal Festival 2006 (Southbank Sinfonia/Nicholas Cleobury)
  • Vivaldi A minor Concerto, St Jude’s Proms, Pinner Festival 2004 (Nonesuch Orchestra/David Drummond)

Educational work

  • Southbank Sinfonia – various, from infants to GCSE, also Kevin Hathway ‘Elastic Band’
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra work with In Harmony Liverpool
  • Ulster Orchestra schools' concerts
  • Marylebone Trio – various, including children’s workshops and coaching chamber groups
  • Tutor for BIG Double Reed Day, 2010-2013
  • Nonesuch Orchestra – Concerto soloist, ‘Strings plus one’ project 2004


  • Royal Academy of Music – MMus (Performance) & LRAM distinction (2005)    
  • Worcester College, Oxford University – BA (Hons) in Music (2.1)

Awards and scholarships

  • RAM Florence Woodbridge Bassoon Prize
  • RAM Foundation Award 
  • RAM David Richards Memorial Bursary 
  • RAM Entrance Scholarship
  • Sir Richard Stapley Trust Award 

Gareth Newman * John Orford * David Chatterton (contrabassoon)

Private lessons: Helen Simons * Sarah Burnett * Ole Kristian Dahl * Martin Field (contra)

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Bassoon, Contrabassoon

The Marylebone Trio