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Francesca Cull




  • English National Opera, trial, tutti (Paused)
  • Scottish Opera, past trial, no. 2 including principal
  • The Halle, past trial, tutti including no.2
  • Opera North, past trial, No. 3 including no. 2
  • Royal Ballet Sinfonia, regular extra, including no. 2
  • London Film Music Orchestra UK and European tour, principal and soloist


  • London Sinfonietta, Stockhausen ‘Trans’ at the Royal Festival Hall conducted by Pascal Rophé (RAM) (Cello No. 3)
  • James Newton Howard (composer/conductor) 3 Decades of Music for Hollywood tour performing at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra. (2017) (Cello No. 3)
  • Principal Cellist for the ‘Manson Ensemble’ - 2019 (RAM)
  • Bridgewater Hall, Mahler Symphony no. 1 (principal cello); Mahler Symphony No. 3 (Co Principal) (Chethams’)
  • The Barbican Hall, Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony (Paul Mann) (Co-Principal) (Chethams’)


  • Les Mis UK & Ireland Tour (Deputy)
  • My Fair Lady UK & Ireland Tour (Deputy)
  • Flowers for Mrs Harris – Off West end, Hammersmith Riverside Studios (Deputy)


  • Wigmore Hall
  • Debut album release “Evergreen” The Odora Trio (2022)
  • Manchester Chamber Concerts Society, The Stoller Hall
  • Lake District Festival
  • Chethams’ International Piano Festival performance with Peter Frankl
  • Draper’s Hall in London, Schumann Piano Quintet – Performed with Leeds International Piano Competition finalist, Anna Geniushene
  • Lincoln Cathedral, On Wenlock Edge with Tenor Mark Wilde and pianist and broadcaster David Owen Norris
  • Multiple solo lunchtime Recitals at St James’ Church, Piccadilly
  • Multiple solo performances in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall
  • Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Chester Philharmonic

Awards and Prizes

  • Saint Saens International Competition – Platinum Prize, Chamber group, 2024
  • The Joyce Anne Beckett Award (RAM)
  • Second place in the Wolf Wolfensohn String Quartet Competition (RAM)
  • Awarded the ASSETS Scheme (RAM)
  • String quartet won the Fiona Ord String Chamber Music Competition (Chets)
  • Mozart Scholarship for quartet playing (Chets)


  • Royal Academy of Music, Bmus, First with Hons. (2016-2020) - Josephine Knight
  • Chetham’s School of Music (2008-2016) – Barbara Grunthal, David Smith

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