Professorial Staff - Bassoon
Area of work
Wind, Brass & Percussion Department
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF
Email: [email protected]
Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4444
Julie is a freelance bassoonist living In London. She leads a busy musical life playing with the London orchestras and chamber ensembles as well as teaching the bassoon and coaching ensembles at Trinity Laban, Goldsmith’s College, Dulwich Prep School and James Allen’s Girl’s school.
As a freelance player, Julie plays regularly with London and regional orchestras, often as guest principal.
While principal bassoonist with the Britten Sinfonia and Haffner wind ensemble (a position she held for 13 years), she was soloist on the Britten Sinfonia recording of Richard Strauss’ Duo Concertante for Clarinet, Bassoon and Orchestra (EMI) with clarinettest Joy Farrall, and in 1999 recorded the Mozart Bassoon Concerto K191, and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and orchestra ( with Nicholas Daniel, Joy Farrall and Stephen Bell) for the Classic FM label. Her recording of the Mozart Bassoon Concerto, with the Britten Sinfonia, was chosen by the BBC Radio 3 ‘Building a Library’ programme as the best available recording.
As well as performing on concert platforms throughout the UK and all over the world, Julie has spent a considerable amount of time as a studio musician, playing principal bassoon on numerous recordings of film soundtracks and backing tracks, including several Harry Potter and James Bond scores.