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Rosemary Cow


BMus (Hons) RCM, MMus GSMD

Positions held:

  • Bath Philharmonia - Principal Bassoon (appointed 2022)
  • English Symphony Orchestra - Principal Bassoon (appointed 2016)
  • Southern Pro Musica - 2nd Bassoon (appointed 2016)

Recent and Regular Orchestral Work:

  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1st, 2nd, contra)
  • Brandenburg Sinfonia (1st, 2nd, contra and Baroque)
  • Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra (2nd)
  • London Concert Orchestra (1st, 2nd, contra)
  • London Mozart Players (2nd, contra)
  • Longborough Festival Opera (1st, 2nd, contra)
  • RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland (1st, 2nd, contra)
  • Welsh National Opera (2nd)

Other Orchestral Experience:

  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Contrabassoon Trial 2004)
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • City of Oxford Orchestra
  • Dartington Festival Orchestra
  • Eastern Opera
  • English Session Orchestra
  • London Soloists Chamber Orchestra
  • Mozart Festival Orchestra
  • New Professionals Ensemble
  • Opera East
  • Oxford Philharmusica
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Southbank Sinonia
  • Ulster Orchestra
  • Welsh Chamber Orchestra

Solo and Chamber Experience:

  • Aristos (Wind Ensemble 2005-present)
  • ESO Wind Quartet regular Care Home Concerts (2017-present)
  • Gipps Contrabassoon Concerto (ESO 2022)
  • Spode Music Week Recital (2012)
  • Weber Concerto (Todmorden Orchestra 2012)
  • Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto (Chobham Festival 2009)
  • Mozart Sinfonia Concertante (Minehead and Exmoor Festival 2006)
  • 2 Moors Festival (2004)
  • Aristos (Wind Ensemble)
  • GSMD Workshops (Local Schools & Middlesex Hospital 2002) Wind Quintet & Trio
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra Playerlink Scheme
  • Mozart Sinfonia Concertante (Minehead and Exmoor Festival 2006)
  • Petricelli Wind Quintet (prize winners RCM 1998)


  • GSMD MMus (Performance Masters) Orchestral Course (PDOT) with Bursary
  • RCM BMus (Hons) 2:I
  • RCM Junior Dept 1991-7 (Bursary Awarded)
  • British Youth Opera
  • Britten-Pears Orchestra
  • Minehead and Exmoor Festival Orchestra
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra Playerlink Scheme
  • London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra inc. sit-ins with LPO
  • St Endellion Festival Orchestra

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Bassoon, Baroque Bassoon, Contrabassoon