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Claire Constable


Experienced freelance player

Orchestral Work

  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, tutti extra from 2022, including European tours
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, regular tutti extra since 2017
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra, tutti extra, recording sessions 2023
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, tutti extra, 2022
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Tutti extra, including BBC Proms)
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Tutti extra)
  • RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland (Tutti extra, sitting No 2 and 3 as required)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra (rehearsal sessions for BBC “Frozen Planet”, tutti extra)
  • Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, regular section player since 2000
  • National Symphony Orchestra (including Middle East tour 2023)
  • Chineke!
  • English Symphony Orchestra, tutti
  • Southern Sinfonia, regular no 2, sitting principal as required
  • Orchestra of the Swan
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • London Concert Orchestra (incl. No 2) and Raymond Gubbay (Johann Strauss Festival/Mozart festival orchestras)
  • Varied orchestral recording sessions, Abbey Road/Angel/Air Studios
  • Thames Chamber Orchestra
  • Oxford Philomusica/City of Oxford Orchestra
  • London Gala Orchestra
  • Camerata of London (principal)
  • London Schubert Players (Principal, including European tours)
  • Orquesta Sinfonica de Malaga (Spain), tutti extra
  • Camerata Roman, Sweden, deputy no 2

 Opera and Ballet

  • English National Ballet Philharmonic, regular tutti extra including no 3 since 2003, in London and on tour, and recording sessions
  • Bampton Classical Opera, Summer 2022
  • WNO, tutti extra (Nov 2021 gala concerts)
  • Carl Rosa Opera, principal cello, UK tours since 2003 including West End residency 2008
  • Go Opera!, London and Bristol 2013, (La Rondine)
  • Grange Park Opera
  • Nevill Holt Opera
  • Swansea City Opera
  • English Touring Opera, deputy no 2, UK tours
  • National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Co, deputy no 2, UK tours
  • London Festival Opera, solo cellist including opera galas, cruises
  • Pimlico Opera, including prison projects
  • Opera del Mar, principal cello until closure
  • Moscow City Ballet, UK tours

 Shows and Theatre

  • "Fiddler on the Roof", (Trevor Nunn production, Charing Cross Playhouse), deputy, 2019
  • "Miss Saigon" (Cameron Mackintosh UK/Ireland 2017-18 tour), deputy
  • “Ghost the Musical”, Cello seat, 4 month tour of China, GWB Productions, 2016-2017
  • “Oliver!” Cello seat, Grange Park Opera Summer 2016
  • “Oliver!”  Deputy for UK Tour (Cameron Mackintosh) 2012
  • "Scrooge", Leicester Curve, 2017, deputy
  • “The Far Pavilions”, Shaftesbury Theatre, deputy until closure
  • “Bernarda Alba”, Chelsea Theatre, 2017, deputy
  • “White Feather”, Union Theatre 2016, deputy
  • Music Theatre London, deputy
  • Bootleg Beatles backing ensemble, deputy

 Chamber Music

  • East Anglia International Summer Festival, Hadleigh, 2004-closure, piano trio, quartet, ensemble, solo recitals
  • Chamber music recitals for Swan Hellenic, Saga and Noble Caledonia cruises
  • European and UK recitals with London Schubert Players Piano trio/quartet/quintet


  • Royal College of Music London - Postgraduate Performance Certificate  1989-90 
  • King’s College University of London - MMus (Historical Musicology)  1987-89 
  • University of Birmingham - BMus (Hons). ABSM Cello Diploma (distinction), Piano Diploma 1984-87   


  • Nicola Anderson, John Todd (Birmingham).
  • Christopher Bunting (London and RCM).
  • Additional private studies with Tim Hugh, Lowri Blake, Douglas Cummings, Francois Rive.

Public Masterclasses with William Pleeth, Christopher Bunting and Tim Hugh.

Masterclasses and workshops with Prof Burton Kaplan (Manhattan School of Music) at Magic Mountain Music Farm, New York US 2001

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