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Susan Sheppard

Susan Sheppard

Professorial Staff - Baroque Cello

Contact details

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

Phone 1: +44 (0)20 8305 4444

In her 20s Susan began to play the baroque cello and was soon one of this country's busiest performers on period instruments, playing principal cello with the Academy of Ancient Music, the London Classical Players, and most recently the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, of which she is a founder member. She has given concerts in many parts of the world, including Poland during the rise of the Solidarity movement, where a member of the audience told her that he believed her to be the first baroque cellist to perform in his country since the 18th century!

Qualifications / Educational Background

Susan Sheppard studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Derek Simpson and afterwards with Andre Navarra.  In 2004, after four years of translating Latin on planes and learning Greek verbs on the tube, she was awarded a first class honours degree in Classics from Birkbeck College, University of London.

Teaching Experience

Susan has recorded the complete chamber music of Handel with the ensemble L'Ecole d'Orphee and made the first period instrument recording of all nine Vivaldi cello sonatas, for CRD records. In 1999 she recorded the six solo suites of J.S.Bach on CD for Metronome and in 2000 was artist in residence at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, for the 250th anniversary of Bach's death.


Address & Telephone

Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
London SE10 9JF
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444

Faculty of Dance
Laban Building
London SE8 3DZ
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 9400

Blackheath Halls
Blackheath Halls
23 Lee Road
London SE3 9RQ
Tel: +44 (0)20 8318 9758

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