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Eloise Riddell

Double Bass

Professional Orchestral

  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London Contemporary Orchestra
  • Welsh National Opera
  • Opera North
  • The Street Orchestra of London: Principal
  • Belmont Ensemble
  • Cardiff Sinfonietta - Extra list
  • Eroica Ensemble
  • Outcry Ensemble: Principal and Tutti
  • Orpheus Sinfonia: Principal
  • The Little Orchestra
  • Janus Ensemble
  • London Haydn Project            
  • Chimera Ensemble: Principal  
  • The Light of Music Orchestra: Principal         
  • Hampstead Garden Opera
  • Saffron Opera Group – Die Walkure
  • Giardino Strings
  • Amadeus Orchestra
  • Beckenham Chorale: Principal
  • Hammersmith Posk Opera
  • London Graduate Orchestra
  • LMA Orchestra           
  • Coveryard Collective
  • London Symphony Orchestra String Scheme
  • Non-classical: Penderecki Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
  • Oxford Opera Company

Chamber Music

  • Temple Music Foundation: Quintet with Solo harp
  • Scordatura: Women’s Music Collective: An ensemble championing music written by women. Repertoire ranges from the baroque to contemporary and world music. (2017 onwards)
  • Trio Giocoso for Double Bass, Viola and Piano (2017)
  • Music for Double Bass ensemble alongside David Daly & David Heyes in concerts such as ‘Basses Galore’ at the Silk Mill, Frome, ‘Bass Attack’ in Wells Cathedral School, ‘Vienna City of Dreams’ in the United Reform Church, Farnham, ‘Basses in Berkshire’ ‘Bass Bass Bass’ and ‘The Double Bass Sings’ both in St Mary’s Church (between 2013-2017).

Recordings
  • London Contemporary Orchestra film recording session
  • Roger Ballen’s ‘Theatre of Apparitions’ shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (2016)
  • ‘Naked Noise’ recording session (2015)

Orchestral Training

  • Britten Sinfonia Side by Side with Royal Academy of Music - Birtwistle Melancholia 1 (broadcast on Radio 3)
  • London Sinfonietta Side by Side with Royal Academy of Music - Stockhausen Gruppen (broadcast on Radio 3)
  • Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra - principal
  • Royal Academy of Music Concert Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble at British Film Institute and Wilton’s Music Hall, premiered a new score to Alfred Hitchcock’s The Pleasure Garden.

Solo
  • Recent 2017 solo premieres include 5 ‘one minute’ solos by Michal Bylina, John Alexander and Armand Russell as well as Double Bass ensemble premieres of pieces by John Alexander and Armand Russell
  • OperaUpClose Magic Flute R&D session (2016)
  • Commissioned and premiered many solo works such as ‘Spanish Sounds’ by Simon Garcia, ‘Suite for Eloise’, ‘Moving On’ and ‘Moving on again’ by Tony Osborne and a movement of ‘Dance Suite’ by Eric Funk.

Outreach Experience

  • London Basses workshops, 2016 - current: run, organise and lead Double Bass workshops for children & adults.
  • Creative Futures (2016-2018) Early Years music practitioner in both nursery and drop-in settings and music practitioner working with hearing impaired students at Oak Lodge School.
  • Croydon Alzheimer’s Society and Sunrise Purley Care Home: I co-led music workshops for adults living with Dementia.
  • Spitalfield’s Music: worked on a project in a school as part of their Winter Festival with Julian West and Polly Beeson.
  • English Touring Opera: several projects including one in a special needs school in Northolt working with Tim Yealland and Rachel Leech.
  • English Chamber Orchestra: worked alongside Bozidar Vukotic and Paul Sherman mentoring Awards of Young Musicians students on Beethoven’s Septet.
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields: worked with homeless adults in the West London Day Centre.
  • Open Academy Fellow 2014-2015: worked alongside many different workshop leaders in schools, nursery settings, sheltered housing and care homes, such as Jesse Maryon Davies, John Webb, Jackie Walduck and Caroline Welsh as well as leading and developing my own sessions. 

Education and Qualifications

  • Royal Academy of Music - MA Double Bass 2014, BMus (Hons) 2013 and Entrance Scholarship 2009
  • LRAM Teaching Diploma with Distinction 2012

Professors: Duncan McTier, Graham Mitchell and Rodney Stewart:
Masterclasses: Joel Quarrington, Bozo Paradzik, Matthew McDonald, Dominic Seldis, Dan Styffe, Corrado Canonici.

Double Bass: Chamber bass (dated 1814) by Thomas Kennedy.

Referees

  • Graham Mitchell                     
  • Tom Goodman

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Instruments
Double Bass