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Miriam Wakeling


Orchestral Work

  • English National Ballet Philharmonic Orchestra (2017-Extra)
  • The Heritage Orchestra (2017 - Pete Tong Arena Tour)
  • British Sinfonietta (2017)
  • The Light Of Music Orchestra: Principal Cello (2016-2017)
  • Siegfried Camerata: Principal Cello (2014-2018) and Concerto Soloist (2014)
  • The London Arte Chamber Orchestra: Member inc.Tour of China (2017)
  • The Grand Philharmonic Orchestra: Sub Principal and Principal Cello (2015-2017)
  • St Paul’s Sinfonia: Member (2016-2018)
  • London International Sinfonia: Principal Cello (2014-2016)
  • Camden Symphony Orchestra: Solo Cellist and Guest Principal Cello at St John Smith Square (2016)
  • The Firebird Orchestra (2016-2017)
  • The Engines Orchestra: Member Sub Principal and Principal Cello (2015-2018)
  • The London Orchestral Project (2015)
  • Orchestra Vitae: Principal Cello (2013-2015)
  • The Cardiff Sinfonietta (2008-2010)
  • The Cardiff Camerata (2007-2010)
  • The Taunton Sinfonietta (2004-2007)

Orchestral Training

  • Academy of St Martin in The Fields: Trinity Laban Orchestral Mentorship Scheme, mentored by Will Schofield (2012-2013)
  • City of London Sinfonia: Trinity Laban Orchestral Mentorship Scheme, mentored by Will Schofield (2012-2013)
  • Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra, String Ensemble, & Opera Orchestra (Principal Cello 2011-2013)
  • The Young Musician’s Symphony Orchestra (2013)
  • The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Symphony Orchestra & String Ensemble (2006-2010)
  • Somerset County Youth Orchestra (2001-2006)
  • The National Children’s Orchestra (1998-2000)

Chamber Music

  • Duo with pianist Christopher Guild: (2013-2017) Recitals in UK and Scotland including St James Piccadilly, London (July 2017) and Salisbury Chamber Music Series (Sep 2017)
  • Bedriska Trio: Founding Member 1st Prize in the Cavatina Chamber Music Competition (2012)- Finalists in the Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition (2013)- Recordings Brammeld Piano Trio Op.6 and Smetena Piano Trio- Recitals in Madrid, Barcelona, Wigmore Hall, Gloucester Cathedral.
  • The Edison Ensemble: Member Regular Recitals and hosting on Resonance FM radio (2016-2017)
  • Quartet Volute: Founding Member Recitals at St James Piccadilly, London and Oxford University (2014-2017)
  • Schubert’s String Quintet in C: Mayumi Fujikawa (violin), Richard Markson (cello)  (2015)
  • Trinity Gold Cello Ensemble: Solo Cellist for Premiere Performance of Gabriel Prokofiev’s works for 9 Cellos at The Royal Festival Hall, London at The Prokofiev Festival (2012) and Goldsmiths University Great Hall (2013)


  • Leonid Smith and Felicity Young Duo Competition for Strings and Piano - 1st Prize (2012)
  • Cavatina Chamber Music Competition - 1st Prize (2012)
  • Finalist in The Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition with Bedriska Trio (2013)

TV and Session Work:

  • Channel 4’s BoxFresh: Video/Audio session with Gina Kuska 017)
  • The Urban Soul Orchestra: BBC 1 Michael Mcintyre’s Big Show with Tom O’Dell- Tom O’Dell music video- Nitin Sahwney live performance (2014-2017)
  • The Grand Philharmonic Orchestra: Wembley Arena with Arijit Singh and Udaipur, India (Principal Cello) (2015-2017)
  • Engines Orchestra: Scarborough Jazz Festival, Femi Temowo album, RFH Jazz Festival (2015-2017)
  • Roger O’Donnell (The CURE): Performance of album for Cello Quartet and Piano ‘Love and Other Tragedies.’ (London, 2015)
  • Glastonbury Festival: Elise Yuill Folk Trio (2015)
  • Paper Aeroplanes: Session Cellist and Vocalist for band (2011-2015) Live BBC sessions and tours.
  • Channel 4’s “Made In Chelsea”: Performances in 2 episodes, 1 solo and 1 with Volute Strings.
  • Recordings for: NME award winner Dua Lipa, Wildflower’s debut album, X Factor winner; Hamza, Fredrika Stahl (Sony Records) DJ Daktyl (Sony Records), Nick Howard, Volvo C4 Advert.
  • The SEX PISTOLS’ Glen Matlock: Quartet Volute collaboration (2015)

Musical Theatre Work:

  • The Woman in White: Charing Cross Theatre (2017)
  • Encore with Ria Jones: Princess Theatre (2017)
  • What The World Needs Now: Princess Theatre (2017)
  • The Sound of Music UK Tour: (2016)
  • West End Up Close: An Evening With Jodie Jacobs: Solo Cellist (2016)
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle: RWCMD Theatre: Improvising Solo Cello under narration (2009)
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie: The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff (2010)
  • The Wizard Of Oz: Cardiff New Theatre (2010)

Education Work:

  • The London Philharmonic Orchestra: Animate Orchestra East and West- Lead String Tutor (2014-2016)
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: String Leader for ‘Animate Artists’ 2016 & 2017- Music Mentor for Lewisham Live Festival 2017- Arts Award Assessor 2017- Workshop Leader at Summer School ‘Beyond The Dots’ 2017
  • Blackheath Conservatoire: Cello Teacher (2014-2017)
  • The Tri Borough Music Hub: Cello Tutor for The Youth Orchestra and The Folk Ensemble at The Lyric Theatre and Cello Teacher (2014-2017)
  • Orchestra One, Kent Music: Strings Leader on regular courses (2015-2017)
  • ShareMusic Southwest (Creative Music Making for Disabled Adults): Workshop Leader on 2016 Exmouth course - Music Workshop facilitator (2015-2017)
  • Spitalfields Music: Community Music Workshop Leading in East London Schools and Participant on Training Course in Music Workshop Leading (2015)
  • Every Child a Musician Scheme, Newham, London: Group Cello Tutor (2014)


  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance- MMus Performance (2011-2013)     
    Ludwig-Lebell Scholar (2011) - Leverhulme Orchestral Mentorship Scholar (2012)
    Professors: Richard Markson and Natalia Pavlutskaya

  • The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama- BMus Hons (Scholar) (2006-2010)
    Richard May          

Masterclasses: Manahem Pressler- Leonid Gorokhov- David Finckel

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