The following Kammermusik coaches are eager to take on virtual students during this time of the pandemic! Please feel free to reach out and arrange a lesson. Although we have set them out as UK and US coaches, naturally they can all offer lessons wherever you find yourself around the globe through the magic of the internet.
- Anthea Wood, Bassoon (email me here)
- Stephen Stirling, French Horn (email me here)
- Roger Coull, Violin (email me here)
- Jane Salmon, Cello (email me here)
Anthea Wood, Bassoon – email me here
Anthea Wood is one of the leading freelance bassoonists in the UK today and has worked with orchestras, ballet and opera companies from London to Glasgow. Anthea originally hails from Chesterfield in Derbyshire.
Whilst a student at Huddersfield University she worked with Stockhausen, Ligeti, MacMillan, Berio and Maxwell Davies. On completing her studies with William Waterhouse at the RNCM she began regular work with Manchester Camerata and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Her teaching credentials have stretched to being on the bassoon staff at Chethams, Napier, Lancaster and Liverpool Universities, as well as regularly coaching National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and examining at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Now resident in Glasgow she has worked with every major ensemble. Her freelance work with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra saw her playing principal bassoon at the Proms in 2013 for the Proms premiere of MacMillan’s violin concerto.
Her love and knowledge of chamber music has seen her appear with Ensemble 360 (Music in the Round), Goldberg Ensemble, SCO and RSNO Winds amongst others.
Anthea plays on an early 8000 series Heckel bassoon made in 1938.
Its previous owner was the late Manfred Arlen, former Principal bassoon in the RLPO and co-writer (along with Fritz Spiegl) of the Radio 4 UK Theme.
Stephen Stirling, French Horn – email me here
Stephen is a renowned horn soloist with an international reputation as a chamber musician and many acclaimed recordings to his credit. He has had an unusually varied career ranging from perfoming at Carnegie Hall to playing to classrooms of street children in Bombay. A member of several leading chamber ensembles including being a founder member of the Fibonacci Sequence since it’s inception in 1994, and also of Endymion since 1976. He has appeared regularly with the Albion Ensemble in concert and as a coach on music courses over the last twenty years.
Stephen has broadcast concertos on BBCTV and Radio 3, and appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras including the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. His recordings of Mozart’s Horn Concertos with the City of London Sinfonia are constantly broadcast on Classic FM. The marvelous new Horn Concerto by Gary Carpenter was written for him and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and given its world and broadcast premiere in April 2005. Other recent first performances have included solo works by Martin Butler and Stephen Dodgson.
2008 sees the release of ‘Horn’ a CD of rarely recorded chamber works for horn with the Fibonacci Sequence on Deux Elles. This season’s highlights include the Brahms Horn Trio with Angela Hewitt at her festival in Trasimeno, Italy, opening the brand new King’s Place concert hall in London with a horn fanfare and recording the Schubert Octet with the Fibonacci Sequence.
Stephen studied in Manchester with Ifor James and privately with Julian Baker. He is now a professor at Trinity College of Music London, on the faculty of the Yellowbarn Summer School in Vermont, Chamber Music International, and a seasoned participant at the Dartington International Summer School. (www.stephenstirling.com. Photograph by Achim Liebold)
Roger Coull, Violin – email me here
Roger Coull studied the violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Trevor Williams, and later Frederick Grinke, and whilst a student was awarded many scholarships and prizes. Chamber music has always been one of his great passions and it was there that he formed the Coull Quartet under the guidance of Sidney Griller.
The Coull Quartet was appointed quartet-in-residence at the University of Warwick in 1977, where its members are still actively involved in its music making, and soon established itself as one of Britain’s leading string quartets. The Quartet performs regularly in concerts and radio broadcasts in Britain, Western Europe and the USA and has also toured India, the Far East, Middle East, South America and Australia. 2009 saw their first tour of mainland China and in 2012 the Coull undertook its first tour of Brazil, and was awarded a prestigious New Music 20×12 commission, with composer Joe Cutler, to celebrate the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Included in their many critically acclaimed recordings are the complete Schubert Quartets on Upbeat Classics, the complete Mendelssohn Quartets on Hyperion Records (the recommended choice of BBC Radio 3’s Record Review) and a recording of quartets by Walton, Elgar and Bridge which was voted ‘Record of the Year’ by the BBC Music Magazine. The ensemble has a broad repertoire and has retained a strong commitment to contemporary music, commissioning works from eminent British composers such as Robert Simpson, Nicholas Maw and Edward Cowie. One of the Coull Quartet’s most recent recordings (Sibelius quartet and piano quintet) was Editor’s choice in the September 2010 Gramophone magazine.
Roger Coull’s years of experience as an orchestral trainer and conductor gained through his work at the University of Warwick, the Tees Valley Youth Chamber Orchestra, and the String Orchestra course at the Canford Summer School of Music have led to many conducting invitations. He is a regular guest conductor of the Guernsey Symphony Orchestra, Associate Conductor of the Beauchamp Sinfonietta, conductor of the University of Warwick String Orchestra, and a regular director of the Helix Ensemble. He is principal conductor of the Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, and has also conducted the Academy of St Thomas, and the Crendon Chamber Orchestra, amongst others. He also has much experience as a teacher, and has given many masterclasses internationally. He is a regular guest at Britain’s music colleges as teacher, examiner, and adjudicator and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music for his services to professional music making.
Jane Salmon, Cello – email me here
Jane Salmon’s work as a chamber musician and as a recital soloist has taken her to more than 40 countries across the world and has involved her in more than 60 CD recordings, broadcasts for radio and television, festivals and performances in many leading venues. As the cellist of the Schubert Ensemble, winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Prize for Chamber Music, Jane returned to the US in October 2017 and will do so again in March 2018 for concerts in Oregon, California and Minnesota.
As a recitalist she has premiered solo works on BBC Radio 3 and in concerts on London’s South Bank and Wigmore Hall. Recital tours have included two visits to India where solo performances to large audiences were juxtaposed with educational work in Madras, Bangalore and Calcutta.
A Cambridge graduate, Jane studied the cello with Amaryllis Fleming, Pierre Fournier and Johannes Goritzki. She won numerous prizes and awards and was selected for promotion by Young Concert Artists Trust which launched her solo career. Although the Schubert Ensemble has been her principal commitment for over thirty years, Jane has been a member of the Endymion Ensemble and Lontano as well as working with the London Sinfonietta, the Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields and the English Chamber Orchestra. She is a tutor of cello and chamber music at Birmingham Conservatoire.
Lori Lovato, Clarinet – email me here
Lori Lovato is clarinetist for the Santa Fe Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Sphinx Symphony in Detroit, Performance Santa Fe Orchestra, San Juan Symphony, Opera SW Orchestra, Alter Ego Jazz Trio, and founding member of the New Mexico Woodwind Quintet. She has also appeared with the Napa Valley Festival del Sole, Albuquerque Chamber Soloists, Music at Angel Fire, Chamber Music Albuquerque, Chatter New Music, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Santa Fe New Music, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Monterrey, Mexico, and toured with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players.
Ms. Lovato is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico. Prior to her performing career, Ms. Lovato was the band and orchestra director at West Mesa and Cibola High Schools in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Currently she maintains a private clarinet studio and performs musical outreach programs throughout the community.
Denise Reig Turner – email me here
Denise Reig Turner is the Lecturer of Bassoon at the University of New Mexico, Assistant Principal/2nd Bassoon of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Principal Bassoon of the San Juan Symphony and was also Principal Bassoon and frequent soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque. In addition to being bassoonist with the New Mexico Winds, Ms. Turner performs regularly as a member of the Bosque Chamber Music Society, and the Animas Music Festival in Colorado. Ms. Turner has performed orchestral, opera and chamber music throughout the Southwest, Italy, and Mexico, including the Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Festival Ballet, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Musica de Camera Orchestra, Albuquerque Baroque Players and the baroque Orchestra of the Duke. Originally from Chicago, Ms. Turner studied with Artemus Edwards, Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico, Betty Johnson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma, Wilbur Simpson, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Adelle Brown, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and with Michael McCraw on baroque bassoon. Her chamber music coaches include Sol Schoenbach, Marcel Moyse, and Jane Taylor. Her recordings are on the Centaur and AlbuZerkque labels with the New Mexico Winds, UNM and New Mexico Symphony labels.