Simon Estell

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Professorial Staff - Bassoon and Contra Bassoon

Area of work

Wind, Brass & Percussion Department

Contact details


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4444


Simon Estell grew up in Yorkshire and started to play the bassoon at the age of seven. He studied with Stephen Reay in Newcastle and then spent a year at Leeds College of Music with Sebastian New before moving to the Royal Academy of Music to study bassoon with John Orford and Gareth Newman, and contra bassoon with David Chatterton. After enjoying a freelance career for some years, he joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2002 as Principal Contra Bassoon.

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