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Alex Callanan (nee Thorneloe)

Bassoon

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


ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

Professional:
  • RTE National Symphony Orchestra (currently on trial for Principal bassoon position)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • London Metropolitan Orchestra sessions
  • ‘Cool Music’ sessions
  • The King and I, London Palladium (chair held)
  • Phantom of the Opera, West End (dep)
  • Carousel, West End (dep)
  • Orquestra Simfonica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya - 2nd bassoon position held
  • English National Opera
  • London Opera Players
  • London Pro Arte Orchestra
  • London Concert Orchestra
  • London Concertante
  • Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra 
  • Opera Project
  • City of London Chamber Orchestra

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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2018-present Professor of bassoon at The Royal College of Music
  • 2007-present Eltham College, Mottingham
  • 2003-present, Kent College, Canterbury
  • 2005-present Simon Langton School for Boys, Canterbury
  • 2007-present Simon Langton School for Girls, Canterbury
  • 2017-present King’s and Junior King’s School, Canterbury
  • 2017-present St Edmund’s School, Canterbury
  • 2004-2008 Hillhouse School, London
  • 2001-2007, Burntwood School, London

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 1999-present:
    • Philharmonia Orch - Outreach Award 2003
    • Anglo-Czechslovak Music Competition (2003)
    • Lord & Lady Lurgan Junior Fellowship RCM (2004 & 2005)

MASTERCLASSES and EDUCATION WORKHOPS given for:

  • Trinity College of Music
  • Birmingham Conservatoire
  • Wigmore Hall (2000 - present)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra (2003) 
  • Royal Albert Hall (2005)
  • 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)

Owner and Manager of ‘Bach to Baby’ Kent - www.bachtobaby.com/kent    
 
EDUCATION
  • Kent College Canterbury - 1991-1998
  • Royal College of Music - Bmus (Hons) & PGDip Scholar (1998 – 2003)

Professors: Martin Gatt, Andrea di Flammineis,Julie Price
  • 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