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Matthew Kitteringham


Orchestral Trials

The Hallé
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Professional Orchestral Freelance

Section Leader Bassoon (2023 - present)
Sub Principal 2nd Bassoon (2024 - present)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra     
Philharmonia Orchestra           
London Philharmonic Orchestra      
English National Opera        
Royal Scottish National Orchestra  
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Scottish Opera
Northern Ballet           
Aurora Orchestra              
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Ulster Orchestra              
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra     
Sinfonia Cymru            
Orpheus Sinfonia           
Matthew Bourne New Adventures Orchestra  
Knussen Chamber Orchestra           
Brandenburg Sinfonia               

Principal Bassoon
2nd Bassoon
2nd Bassoon, 3rd Bassoon  
2nd Bassoon, 4th Bassoon, Contrabassoon  
Principal Bassoon  
Principal Bassoon  
Principal Bassoon, 2nd Bassoon
Principal Bassoon
Principal Bassoon 
2nd Bassoon
3rd Bassoon, 4th Bassoon
2nd Bassoon, 3rd Bassoon, Contrabassoon  
Principal Bassoon, 2nd Bassoon
Principal Bassoon
Principal Bassoon
Principal Bassoon, 3rd Bassoon, 4th Bassoon  
Principal Bassoon
Principal Bassoon, 2nd Bassoon, Contrabassoon
2nd Bassoon 

Orchestral Training
Philharmonia Orchestra MMSF Fellow, 2019-21
European Union Youth Orchestra, 2020
London Sinfonietta – side-by-side with Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble, 2017-19     
Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, 2015-20
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, 2014-15
Chamber Music

Nash Ensemble – side-by-side Performance at the Wigmore Hall, London, 2018
Sinfonia Cymru – Solo and Trio Video Recordings, 2021
Recording for Hyperion – Bassoon Quartets, Bassoon Trios, 2020
BBC Radio 3 In Tune – Wind Quintets, Bassoon Quartets, 2019/2015
Chamber Recital at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 2019


Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in A Minor (RV 498) – Cesena, Italy, 2017
Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in C Major (RV473) – Adria, Italy, 2016
Foundling Museum Solo Recital, 2020
Barnes Music Festival Solo Recital, 2018 


Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music (DipRAM) - 2020
Florence Woodbridge Bassoon Prize (Royal Academy of Music) – Winner, 2017
Nicholas Blake Woodwind Ensemble Prize (RAM) – Winner, 2017
The Sydney Perry Award (Philharmonia MMSF Fellowship), 2019-21
Norah Mary Turner Trust Prize (RAM) - 2020
The Vivian Dunn Prize (RAM) - 2020
Foundation Award for BMus (RAM) – 2019
Paddy Purcell Award (RAM) - 2019
Full Scholarship for MA (RAM) - 2019
Arthur Lyons Scholarship (RAM) - 2018
Bundy Award (RAM) - 2015

Royal Academy of Music – MA, Distinction, 2019-20
Royal Academy of Music – BMus (Hons), First Class, 2015-19
Junior Royal Northern College of Music, 2013-15

Robin O’Neill, Jonathan Davies, Laurence Perkins, Fraser Gordon (contrabassoon), Simon Estell (contrabassoon)

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Bassoon, Contrabassoon