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Adrian Bradbury


Adrian began playing the cello at the age of seven and became a principal player of the National Youth Orchestra.  After studying Veterinary Science and Music at Churchill College, Cambridge he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music.

He has made chamber music broadcasts on BBC Radio with London Sinfonietta, Jane’s Minstrels, The Composers’ Ensemble, Trio Gemelli, Chamber Domaine and the Scottish Ensemble and has recorded on CD with all those groups together with Touchwood piano quartet (Daily Telegraph ‘CD of the Month’ earlier this year).  More lucrative recordings include singles with Boyzone and Westlife.

Chamber music concerts have involved tours of Europe, USA and the Far East, with repeated appearances at the Wigmore Hall, the South Bank and the Carnegie Hall, together with major festivals (Cheltenham, Huddersfield, Orkney, Turku and Aarhus) and the Prom chamber music series.  In addition to this he has performed concertos in seven European countries, and is in demand as guest principal with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic.

Press cuttings (national)

....cello - superbly played by Adrian Bradbury....        
Fiona Maddocks (The Observer)

There were big cheers too for cellist Adrian Bradbury....and rightly: his long, passionate solo in the third movement, ³Museum Statues², was the other highlight of the piece.
                           Stephen Johnson (The Scotsman)

On Wednesday Jane Manning sang two of his testingly exposed Tagore settings for voice and cello, the second of which was a premiere and eloquently memorable, with fine accompaniment by Adrian Bradbury.
Michael White (Independent on Sunday)

principal cello.......marvellously poised solo.        Stephen Pettit (The Times)

..and a lovely solo from the continuo cellist Adrian Bradbury. Adrian Jack (The Independent)

..the pieces I most enjoyed: Dai Fujikara¹s Eternal Escape, a virtuoso display for Adrian Bradbury
                                                                                     Keith Potter (The Independent)

Press cuttings (local)

Shostakovich¹s first cello concerto, thrillingly played......Adrian Bradbury brought sinewy intensity and precision to the solo part....this wonderful performance was a shot in the arm....
                           Antonia Denford (Ham and High)

There was no lack of commitment in Adrian Bradbury¹s account of ...Kol Nidrei.  He invested it with remarkable stillness and peace.
                           D.R. (Darlington local paper)

....particularly fine bass continuo on the cello from Adrian Bradbury, a real joy to hear him giving such a vibrant, ongoing underpinning of the work.
                           Jill Barlow (Hertfordshire local paper)

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