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Alanna Pennar-Macfarlane


Orchestral Experience:

Extra work:
  • English Chamber Orchestra – 2nd Bassoon and Contrabassoon, from February 2022
  • Scottish Opera – 2nd Bassoon, from December 2021
  • Northern Ireland Opera – Principal, from September 2021
  • Royal Opera House – Contrabassoon with 2nd Bassoon, from February 2019
  • Britten Sinfonia – 2nd Bassoon and Contrabassoon from September 2019
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – 2nd Bassoon, 3rd Bassoon and Contrabassoon, from June 2018
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra – 2nd Bassoon, 3rd Bassoon and Contrabassoon, from May 2018
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Contrabassoon, from April 2018
  • Sinfonia Cymru – Contrabassoon from February 2018

Other Experience:
  • Orion Orchestra, Contrabassoon, 2nd Bassoon and Principal, 2014 -> 2019
  • RCM Symphony Orchestra, Various Parts, 2017->2019, includes: Alpine Symphony, Contrabassoon with Bernard Haitink and Ravel Piano Concerto, Contrabassoon with John Wilson
  • RCM Opera Orchestra, 3rd/Contrabassoon, Cunning Little Vixen 2017
  • National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Various Parts, 2013, 2014, 2017
  • RAM Symphony Orchestra, Various Parts, 2013 -> 2017, includes: Mahler 2, 2nd bassoon with Semyon Bychkov
  • Women of the World Orchestra, Various Parts, 2014 -> 2017
  • CBSO youth orchestra, Contrabassoon, 2016
  • RAM Opera, Principal, 2014, 2016 – Marriage of Figaro, Principal with Jane Glover
  • International Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal, 2015

Chamber Music Experience:
Clarinet, Piano and Bassoon trio 2016 -> 2017, Woodwind trio 2015 -> 2016, RAM Bassoon Ensemble 2013 -> 2017,
Woodwind quintet, Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 2011 -> 2013

Solo Experience:
Mozart Bassoon Concerto with Princes Risborough Choral Society, November 2018
Weber Bassoon Concerto with King’s College London Symphony Orchestra, May 2016
Vivaldi double Concerto for Oboe and Bassoon with King’s College London Baroque Orchestra, June 2015

Ole Kristian Dahl, Marco Lugaresi, Jonathon Davies, Julie Price, Daniel Jemison, Graham Sheen, Robin O’Neill and David Hubbard

  • MPerf with distinction, Royal College of Music (RCM), September 2017 – July 2019. Professors: Julie Price, Joost Bosdijk, Sarah Burnett and Andrea de Flammineis. (Bassoon), Martin Field (Contrabassoon)
  • BMus (Hons), Royal Academy of Music (RAM), September 2013 – July 2017. Professors: John Orford and Robin O’Neill (Bassoon), Fraser Gordon, Simon Estell and David Chatterton (Contrabassoon). Other qualifications gained: LRAM (to be completed by August 2020)
  • Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Professor: Janet Bloxwich
  • Queen Victoria School 

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Bassoon, Contrabassoon