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Alison Holford


‘Alison Holford is outstanding’ The Independent

Orchestral Experience

  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • St Paul’s Sinfonia – principal
  • Opera de Baugé – principal and continuo
  • New Sussex Opera – principal
  • Opera Up Close – principal and solo, including on tour and in the West End. Productions include:
    • Tosca (‘Alison Holford’s playing is so sweet that I am called again and again to listen with great attention’
    • La Traviata
    • Dido and Aeneas (baroque cello)
  • Manchester Camerata (rank & file)
  • Lancashire Sinfonietta (rank & file)
  • Bath Philharmonia (rank & file)
  • Fulham Opera (solo and principal)

Chamber/Contemporary Ensemble

  • Bridgetower Music (piano trio and string quartet)
  • Splinter Cell ensemble
  • Performances at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
  • Camberwell Composers’ Collective
  • Performances in Sounds New Festival


  • Principal cello for concerts with Arijit Singh in Dubai
  • Sessions for Stuart Hancock:
    • Atlantis (2014-15)
    • Bodyguard – A New Beginning (2008)
    • Underground (2007)
    • Littlewoods advertisement


  • Shostakovich – Cello Concerto No. 1 (St Paul’s Sinfonia)
  • Brahms – Double Concerto (with James Widden: St Paul’s Sinfonia, Southend Philharmonic, Southampton infonietta)
  • Vivaldi – Double Concerto (with Helen Neilson: St Paul’s Sinfonia)
  • Saint-Saens – Cello Concerto No. 1 (Huddersfield University Symphony Orchestra)


  • Trinity College of Music: Postgrad Advanced Diploma
  • Principal of TCM Symphony Orchestra
  • Principal of TCM Contemporary Music Group
  • Britten-Pears Symphony Orchestra (co-principal)
  • Barbirolli Prize for String Quartet
  • Huddersfield University: BMus (First)

Professors: David Kenedy, Christopher Suckling, Susan Lowe, Anna Shuttleworth

Solo masterclasses: Alexander Baillie, Paul Watkins

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Cello, Baroque Cello, Remote Recording