Welcome to my website!
I play a variety of different bass (and double bass) string instruments.
The next Music in The Village concert is on Thursday November 16th.
The Rautio Piano trio will be playing trios by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms. This wonderful ensemble was formed by Jane Gordon (violin) and Jan Rautio (piano). Victoria Simonsen has been the cellist of the trio for some time now.
PHOTO Paul Tucker
In 2002 I started a concert series in Walthamstow, London E17 - Music in the Village.
For twenty four years, I was the bass player for the English Concert. In 2003 I volunteered myself to manage the ensemble too and ended up running it for twelve years. Be careful what you volunteer for!
My edition of the Capuzzi double bass concerto edition is available for free use on IMSLP.
You can find the preface on this website on the Lectures page .
A concise note for composers writing new music
for old instruments is now also on my lectures
page; during the 20th century many myths and misunderstandings have arisen - high time to
London Viols PHOTO Paul Tucker
I play violone and violone grosso, sometimes large bass violin, for St James' Baroque.
Here are London Viols, a group I decided to start in 2016, rehearsing at St. Michael and All Angels in Walthamstow.
The Marian Consort started the series off in great style on 5th October with their programme 'Miserere Mei', passionate lamentations from Portugal and England.
Music in the Village has an Artist in Residence for the 2017-18 season, Walthamstow based Anna Alcock from Inky Cuttlefish Studios, sketching in the gallery at each concert!