Conductor Joshua Weilerstein Speaks Out Over Recent BBC Proms Controversy

470 industry professionals signed an open letter in support of the Finnish-Ukranian conductor Dalia Stasevska

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Today, American conductor Joshua Weilerstein released an open letter in solidarity with conductor Dalia Stasevska, after a controversy erupted last week surrounding the 2020 BBC Proms Festival programming.

The 36-year-old Finnish-born conductor received a barrage of online abuse after it was announced that the iconic works “Rule, Britannia!” and “Land of Hope and Glory” were pulled from the program of this year’s Last Night of the Proms, due to their history of colonialism and slavery.

Joshua has had over 470 professionals in the music industry sign the letter, all in support of Dalia Stasevska.

The letter reads:

“This is an open letter decrying the appalling treatment received on social media and elsewhere by Dalia Stasevska, Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, regarding programming decisions for the Last Night of The BBC Proms. This letter is not meant to address the debate over whether certain music should or should not be included in the program. That is a healthy and necessary conversation to be had elsewhere, and opinions may differ. But there is no excuse for the abusive, threatening, and xenophobic language that has been directed at Ms. Stasevska over the course of this week. 

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the disturbing threats of physical brutality made against Ms. Stasevska. We condemn the vulgar and sexist language used to address her. And we condemn the xenophobia, both casual and insidious, that marks these attacks, implying that a musician cannot advocate for artistic choices to be made in a country that they were not born in. As an international community of musicians, artists, and administrators, we feel it is important to stand up and speak out against this language, and to affirm our support of Ms. Stasevska. 

We hope that this letter will reach those who engaged in such vitriol. We hope they will reflect on their decision to verbally abuse someone they’ve never met and/or to threaten them with physical harm. Music is a communal experience, and such experiences are all the more precious at a time when performances are necessarily few and far between. To attack a musician in this way is an attack on us all. We stand in solidarity with Dalia Stasevska, and we send her and the BBC Symphony our very best wishes for a wonderful performance.

Signed,

Joshua Weilerstein, Artistic Director, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Sakari Oramo, Chief Conductor, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Professor of Conducting and Orchestral Studies, Sibelius Academy
Anthony Marwood MBE, Violinist
Robert Gibbs, Leader, Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Thelma Handy, Leader, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra
Michael Atkinson, Cellist BBC Symphony Orchestra
Doug Hagerman, Chairman of the Board, League of American Orchestras
Maria Leino, First Concertmaster, Lahti Symphony
Martin Owen, Horn, BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jamie Campbell, Principal 2nd Violin, Aurora Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ryan Bancroft, Principal Conductor Designate, BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Korbinian Altenberger, Concertmaster Bavarian Radio Symphony, Professor Hochschule für Musik Würzburg
Noah Bendix-Balgley, First Concertmaster, Berliner Philharmoniker
Pekka Kuusisto, Violinist
Eva Ollikainen, Conductor
Tuula Sarotie, General Manager Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jari Valo, Concertmaster, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Richard Waters, Co-Principal Viola, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Harri Mäki, Professor of Woodwinds, Sibelius Academy of UniArts Helsinki
Matthew Hunt, Clarinetist, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Solange Joggi, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Suzy Perelman, Broadway Violinist
Marianna Shirinyan, Concert pianist, Professor, Norwegian Academy of Music
Aram Demirjian, Music Director, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Anja Manthey, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Emily Davis-Robb, Associate Leader, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Prof. Dr. Rainer Manthey
Elena Urioste, Violinist, Co-Founder of Intermission
Tom Poster, Pianist, Director of Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective
Liisa Koivuranta, Violinist
Lotta Poijärvi, Violist, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Lea Tuuri, Doctoral student, Sibelius Academy
Anna Göckel, Violinist
Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, Pianist, New England Conservatory
Donald Weilerstein, Violinist, New England Conservatory, Juilliard School
Ben Palmer, Chief Conductor, Deutsche Philharmonie Merck, Artistic Director, Covent Garden Sinfonia
Helmi Horttana-Suoranta, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Wendy Richman, Founding Violist, International Contemporary Ensemble
Dr. Yotam Baruch, Chamber Musician
Søren Nils Eichberg, Composer
Gwendolyn Cawdron, Associate Principal Viola, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Paula Muldoon, Leader, Cambridge Philharmonic and Cambridge String Quartet
Dr. Yundu Wang, Pianist
Eva Thorarinsdottir, Associate Leader, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Cecily Ward, Violinist
Alisa Weilerstein, Cellist
Denitza Kucera, Violin, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Founder and First Violinist, Vector String Quartet
Valentin Uryupin
Guido Houben, Director, Megève Festival
Matilda Kaul, Violinist, Daedalus Quartet
Tomas Djupsjöbacka, Conductor/Cellist, Meta4 Quartet
Erika Maalismaa, Violinist
Ruth Reinhardt, Conductor
Perry Tal, Violinist, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Tomoko Fujita, Cello Faculty, Montclair State University and Hofstra University
Lina Gonzalez Granados, Artistic Director Unitas Ensemble, Boston MA
Elinor Gow, BBC Philharmonic
Caroline Pether, Manchester Camerata
Anna Stuart, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Rosemary Attree, Hallé Orchestra
Anya Muston, BBC Philharmonic
Rakhi Sing, Manchester Collective
Rachel Meerloo, Hallé Orchestra
Tom Beer, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Jennifer Langridge, Freelance Cellist
Nick Cartledge, Freelance Flautist
Linton Stephen, Freelance Bassoonist
Steven Proctor, Hallé Orchestra
Ben Gilmore, Philharmonia Orchestra
Alison ‘Mynx’ Wood, Freelance Musician
Christina Bouey Violinist, Ulysses Quartet, Concertmaster, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
Paul Biss, Violinist, New England Conservatory
Jennifer Elowitch, Director of Music, Walnut Hill School for the Arts (MA)
Daniel Kidane, Composer
Paulette Bayley, Hallé Orchestra
Ruth Chinyere Gibson, Aurora Orchestra, Ensemble 360, and City of London Sinfonia
Steven Burnard, BBC Philharmonic
Greta Mutlu, Freelance Violinist
Eugene Nakamura, Munich Radio Orchestra
Christine Anderson, Hallé Orchestra
Mark Heron, Royal Northern College of Music
Steven Copes, Concertmaster, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Amy Jolly, Freelance Cellist
Sarah Masters, Freelance Clarinetist
Ross Snyder, Tesla Quartet
Maya Jacobs, Violist and Administrator
Felix Thiedemann, Artistic Director, Vielklang Festival, Professor, Stuttgart Musik Hochschule
Felix Umansky, Cellist, Harlem Quartet
Michael Winer, Concertmaster, Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra
Drew Comstock, Cellist
Lisa Barksdale, Resident Musician at Community MusicWorks
Dr. Molly Gebrian, University of Arizona
Päivi Pousar, Violinist, Secretary General
Päivi Severeide, Principal Harpist, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Salla Savolainen, Violinist, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Terhi Mali, violinist
Antti Suoranta, Percussionist and Teacher
Alex Taylor, Head of Artistic Planning, Oslo Philharmonic
Barbora Hilpo, Violist
Matti Kyllönen, Concert Piano Technician
Cecilia Oinas, Lecturer Of Music Theory, Pianist, Music Researcher, Sibelius Academy
Petri Sainio, Guitarist & Teacher
Miika Vintturi, Pianist
Riikka Sintonen, Violinist, Helsinki
Marika Tulivuori, Freelance Clarinetist, Executive Producer
Marko Hilpo, Pianist, Theatre Music Director, Arranger, Orchestrator
Juliana Pöyry, Violinist
Ivaylo Dechkoff, Violinist, Arranger, Teacher, Producer
Elisabet Skaar Sijpkens, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Tumoas Pulakka, Violinist, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Stephanie Block, Violist, New World Symphony
Victoria Ford
Lizzie Burns, Freelance Bassist
Carrie Kourkoumelis, Director, Classic Harps of New England
Emily Mowbray, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Taru Kircher, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Tuomas Ikonen, Finnish National Opera and Ballet Orchestra
Jaakko Kuusisto, conductor/composer
Daniel Mitnitsky, Cellist, Aviv Quartet, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Mika Kapuri, Stage Manager
Silja Salorinne, Violist, Finnish National Opera and Ballet
Pirta Pöllänen, Violinist
Terhi Dostal, Pianist
Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violinist
Maria Puusaari, violinist Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ankush Kumar Bahl, Music Director Desígnate, Omaha Symphony
Pauliina Valtasaari, Researcher/Coach/Violinist
Elina Vähälä, Violinist, Professor, MDW Wien
Mirka Malmi, Violinist Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hjalmar Kvam, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Colin Rockson, Former Bassoonist, Commercial Real Estate Professional
Anne Francis Bayless, Cellist, the Fry Street Quartet
Antti Rissanen, Trombonist, Freelance Conductor
Emma Mali, Violinist
Anna Lapwood, Organist, Conductor, Broadcaster
Lucy Baker, Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra, Sweden
Cristina Ocaña Rosado, Opera North
Carol Ella, London Symphony Orchestra
Bea Schirmer Hallé Orchestra
Ilana Gothoni, Violinist
Ingerine Dahl, Violinist
Anu Holländer, Pianist
Liisa Karikuusi Finnish National Opera and Ballet Orchestra
Matthew Szymanski, Executive Director, Phoenix Orchestra Boston
Frank Braafhart, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Michelle Abraham, Associate Concertmaster, Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Iman Khosrowpour, Conductor, Irvine Valley College Symphony Orchestra, Founder and Artistic Director, Irvine Music Festival
Ed Yim, President, American Composers Orchestra
Lara Secord-Haid, Soloist
Sondre Fjose Sandberg, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Tim Kantor
Henry Kramer, Chair of Piano, Schwob School of Music
Deborah Schlenther, 1st Violin, Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Eero Munter, Bassist
Tuukka Haapaniemi, Voice Artist, Bass Singer, Helsinki
Andreas Helling, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Martina Simola, Trumpet, Lohja City Orchestra
Anna-Leena Haikola, Violinist, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Kaarina Ikonen, violist, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Jenni Lättilä, Head of Voice department, Sibelius Academy
Becky Gould, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Laurent Zufferey, Conductor
Becky Steventon, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Tiberiu Buta, Hallé Orchestra
Minn Major, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Aleksi Trygg, Violinist
Eero Lehtimäki, Conductor
Anna Oramo, Doctor of Music, Espoo Finland
John Devlin, Music Director, Wheeling Symphony Orchestra
Indira Rahmatulla, Cellist, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
David Friend, Pianist
Lara St John, Violinist
Mark Levy, Circles Around the Sun
Tito Munoz, Music Director, The Phoenix Symphony
Helene Koerver, Brussels Philharmonic
Maria Badstue, Conductor
Elina Raijas, Flutist, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Anna Angervo, Violinist, Tampere Filharmonia
Hanna Kosonen, Music administrator, Pianist
Ritva Kaukola, Violist, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Raúl Gómez-Rojas, Music Director, Metropolitan Youth Symphony (Portland, OR)
Martta Wahlberg, Violist, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jussi Tuhkanen, Violist, Tapiola Sinfonietta
Niklas Pokki, DMus, Pianist, Artistic director, Mänttä Music Festival
Riikka Repo, Violist
Kati Paajanen, Violinist, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
Laura Arpiainen, Violinist
Catherine Cosbey, Cavani String Quartet
Ilmari Hopkins, co-principal cello, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Merry Cadence Peckham, Chair, Chamber Music at the New England Conservatory of Music
Ande Niemi, Orchestra Attendant, Finnish National Opera Orchestra
Giuseppe Gentile, Clarinetist, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Minna Pensola, Violinist
Anna Gebert, Violinist, Professor, Zürich Hochschule der Künste
Minna Linnove-Pulakka, Violist, Finland Opera Orchestra
Esther Harriott, Freelance Cellist
Kate Suthers, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Richard Blake, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Christina Knox, BBC Philharmonic
Rebecca Whettam, Freelance Cellist
Lily Whitehurst, BBC Philharmonic
Peter Nagle, Composer/Sound Artist
Rowena Kennally, Freelance Violinist
Antti Tikkanen, Violinist
Dr. Hilary Glen, Cellist
Matti Tähkävuori, Stage Manager, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Annie Fullard, Violinist, Cavani String Quartet
Taija Angervo, Violinist, Concertmaster Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Anna Rinta-Rahko, Bass, Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Terhi Ignatius, Violinist
Eva Trygg, Flutist, Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Mari Järvi, Pianist, Accompanist
Kirill Kozlovski, Pianist
Ilkka Ilari Angervo, Principal Viola, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, New Helsinki Quartet
Henriikka Teerikangas, French Horn
Tuuli Talvitie, Violinist, Finnish National Opera Orchestra
Saara Nisonen Öman, Violinist, SRSO
Tanja Nisonen, French Horn, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Bridget Allaire-Mäki, Bassoon, Tapiola Sinfonietta
Katariina Ruokonen, Violist, Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Heljä Räty ,Tapiola Sinfonietta Finland
Taru Lehto, Violist, Lapland Chamber Orchestra
Ivan Zavgorodniy, Co-principal Solo Double Bass, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Sanna Palas-Lassila, Cellist, Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Nils Schweckendiek, Conductor; Professor, Sibelius Academy
Linda Suolahti, Violinist
Jaakko Ilves Violin Department, Sibelius Academy
Hannah Holsten, Violinist
Laura Åkerlund, CEO & Artistic Director, Comic Opera Helsinki
Seppo Santeri Heikkinen, Docent, University of Helsinki
Tapio Lokki, Professor, Aalto University
Elisar Riddelin, Conductor, Composer
Anniina Ahlström, Producer
Hannu Perttilä, Principal Oboe, Helsinki Philharmonic
Matthew Whittall, Composer, Instructor, Sibelius Academy
Aliisa Neige Barrière, Violinist, Conductor
Maria Itkonen, Musician
Julia Wallin, Pianist
Kanerva Mannermaa, Violinist
Niklas Hagmark, Cellist, Arranger
Yana Deshkova, VIolinist
Ivan Zecevic, Violist
Sebastian Silén, Violinist
Sini Repo-Hagmark, Oboist
Olli Kilpiö, Violist, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Liv Opdal, Cellist, SSO
Iryna Gorkun-Silen, Flutist
Laura Heikinheimo, Executive Recording Producer, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Riitta Parviainen, Retired Music Teacher
Synnøve Gustavsson, Violinist
Kristian Sallinen, Violist
Pauline Fleming-Unelius, Violinist, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Kaisa Kallinen, Violinist, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Luukas Hiltunen, Musician
Esko Heikkinen, Freelancer
Ilya Ram, Conductor
Camilla Vilkman Co-Principal viola, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Minna Lindgren, Writer and Journalist
Joel Ward, Singer and Recording & Mixing Engineer
Riitta-Liisa Ristiluoma, Solo Violist, Finnish National Opera
Ilya Gringolts, Violinist
Jarkko Launonen, Cellist
Anna-Maria Helsing, Conductor
Marjukka Päivärinne, Pianist, Lecturer in Piano
Eija Kankaanranta, Kantele Musician, Doctor of Music
Annukka Nevalainen-Lius, Violinist
Aku Sorensen, Conductor and Violinist
Niamh McKenna, Principal Flutist, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Lauri Kilpiö Composer, Lecturer in Composition, Sibelius Academy
Mari Palo, Opera Singer
Tuulikki Närhinsalo, General Manager, Retired
Tatu Pohjola, Producer, Aalto University
Tatu-Pekka Paukkunen, Freelancer Horn Player
Ilkka Uurtimo, Cellist, Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Anna Tanskanen, Violinist
Vuokko Ahtila, Harpist
Kristina Bogataj, Choral Conductor, Finland/Slovenia
Merit Palas, Violinist
Heidi Ketola, General Manager
Rea Nyholm, Music Librarian
Sheila Lowe, Retired Music Teacher, Singer
Rachel Robson, Freelance Violist
Alex Dunn, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Jennifer Johnston, Mezzo Soprano
Karen Mainwaring, BBC Philharmonic
Claire Sledd, BBC Philharmonic
Liisa Lankila, violinist
Tiina Aho-Erola, Violinist, FIBO
Virpi Saraluoto, Violinist, Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Eija Huhtala-Krapu, Cellist, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Carmen Moggach, Violist, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Sari Deshayes, violinist, Tapiola Sinfonietta
Maria Ala-Hannula, Pianist, Rovaniemi, Finland
Niina Keitel, Opera Singer
Richard Wallace, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Catherine Guy, Opera North Manchester Camerata
Kathryn Stott, Pianist
Lawrence Kershaw, Director The Music Partnership
Kirsty Lovie, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Nick Howson, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Phil Jones
Dania Alzapiedi Freelancer, Ex BBC Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Zoë Beyers, BBC Philharmonic
Petja Wagoner, Double Bass, Finnish National Opera and Ballet
Lilli Paasikivi, Artistic Director of Opera, Finnish National Opera and Ballet
Joel Marosi, Principal Cello, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Prof. Neuchåtel/    Geneva
Francesco Dego, Concert Violinist
Rosy Williams, Freelance Violinist
Peter Liang, Hallé Orchestra
Anne Trygstad, Opera North
Daria Fussl, Freelance Cellist
Judith Cowdy
Sarah Hill, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Paul Gould
Matthew Compton, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Julian Gregory, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Amy Hark, Freelance Musician
Alan Williams, Composer, Professor, University of Salford
Hannah Padmore, Freelance Violinist
Sandra Parr Roberts, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
James Thomas, Manchester Camerata
Rebecca Leyton-Smith, Freelance Cellist
Tracey Redfern, Manchester Camerata
Sian Harrison
Mary Rose, Zermatt Music Festival & Academy
Kate Musker, Freelance Violist
Anna Flodmark, Music Student
Paul Grennan, Hallé
Abby Hayward, Freelance Cellist
Anna Christensen Freelance Harpist
Lucy Arch, Freelance Cellist
Beth Woodford, Freelance Viola
Alex Swift, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Ed Cervenka, Freelance Percussionist
Steve Joyce, Conductor
Maximilian Krome, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Eira Lynn Jones, Freelance Harpist
Graham Stroud, Horn
Natalie Purton Freelance Violinist
Laufey Jensdóttir, Violinist, Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Steve Smith, Guitarist
Michal Kaznowski, Cellist, Maggini Quartet
John Byron
Helena Summerfield, Saxophonist
Róisín Walters, Britten Sinfonia
Viv Campbell, Viola, Orchestra of Opera North
David Benfield, Freelance Oboist
Ruth Spargo, Freelance Cellist
Ilana Gothoni, Violinist
Ingerine Dahl, Violinist
Tuukka Haapaniemi, Voice Artist, Bass, Entrepreneur, Helsinki
Andreas Helling, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Mikaela Palmu, Alternate Concertmaster, Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Jussi Aalto, Violist, The Finnish National Opera
Reetta Ristimäki, Music Theatre Artist, Opera Singer
Taija Kangaskokko, Violinist, Teacher
Jani Pensola, Double Bass, LSO
Takuya Takashima, Oboist, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Sibelius Academy
Jaani Helander, Cellist
Klaus-Peter Haav, Violinist
Aleksi Saraskari, Tuba
Anna Hugadóttir, Freelance Violist
Susannah Simmons, Violin, Orchestra of Opera North
Marianne Beevor, Admin, Hallé Orchestra
Mary Rose, Cowbridge Music Festival
Douglas F. Rosenthal, Assistant Principal Trombone, Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, Violinist, Professor at GSMD, Purcell, Karlsruhe Hochschule für Musik
Juha Hemanus, Creative Director, Opera director, City of Tampere
Markus Fagerudd, Composer, Lovisa
Xiaobo Hu, Conudctor
Kyösti Varis, Trumpetist, Joensuu City Orchestra
Tommi Hyytinen, Horn, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sibelius Academy
Petteri Poijärvi, Helsinki Philharmonic
Liz Wyly, Orchestra of Opera North
Zoe Glossop, Freelance Oboist
Andrew Sparling, Freelance Clarinetist
David Aspin, Principal Viola, Orchestra of Opera North
Andrew Mason, Clarinet, Orchestra of Opera North
Jukka-Pekka Peltoniemi, Trumpetist, Oulu Symphony
Patrik Stenström, Clarinet/FNOB orchestra, Vice President/Musicians´ Union
Marleena Olli, Violinist
Ninni Poijärvi, Musician
Sophie Gledhill, Freelance cellist
Eric Wolfe-Gordon, Freelance oboist
Naomi Thomas, Freelance clarinettist
Victoria Harrild, Freelance cellist
Natalee Jeremic, Freelance violinist
Tom Greed, Freelance violinist
Kate Hainsworth, Freelance horn player
Will Buchanan, Singer/songwriter
Deborah Schlenther, First Violin, Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Michael Solomon Williams, Founder & Artistic Director, Common and Kind
Kate Price, Cellist
Sophie Barrett Roper, Freelance Double Bassist
Romana Szczepaniak, Freelance Violinist
Jess Murphy, Freelance Violinist
Alice Purton, Freelance Cellist
Sarah Yelland, Freelance Stage Manager
Dagfinn Krogsrud, Orchestral Manager, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Patrick Tapio Johnson, Freelance Cellist
Hannah Thomas, Freelance Cellist
Danyal Dhondy, Composer
Jaga Klimaszewska, Freelance Biolinist
Amy Goodwin, Freelance Cellist
Shana Douglas, Violin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Abi Hyde-Smith, Freelance Cellist
Alba Merchant, Freelance Cellist
Fraser Russell, Freelance Tuba player
Samara Ginsberg, Freelance Cellist
Anna Brigham, Freelance Violinist
Dave Cuthbert, Freelance Flautist
Lisa Nelsen, Flautist
Louise Parker, Freelance Violist
Salomé Rateau, Freelance Violinist, Teacher, Entrepreneur
Toby Purser, Conductor
George Hoult, Freelance Cellist
Alison Holford, Freelance Cellist, Teacher
Mark Lipski, Freelance Double Bassist
Alexandra Fletcher, Freelance cellist
Fran McGuinness Gilbert, Freelance Violist
Alice Kent, Freelance Double Bassist
Yana Borisova, Pianist and Harpsichordist
Jane Dixon-Wayne, Freelance Flautist
Paul Cott, Freelance Hornist
Nick Newland, Conductor
Léon Charles, Freelance Keyboard/Pianist
Davina Shum, Freelance Cellist
Willemijn Steenbakkers, Freelance Violinist
Paul Barrett, Freelance Violinist
Katy Cox, Freelance Cellist
Verity Simmons, Freelance Cellist
Helen Mills, Pianist
Olivia Jarvis, Freelance Violinist
Eamonn Dougan, Associate Conductor of the Sixteen
Colin Alexander, Freelance Cellist
Nicholas Ellis, Freelance Clarinettist
Matt Rogers, Conductor
George English, Freelance Percussionist
Richard Knights, Freelance Trumpeter
Katie Sharp, Freelance violinist, Director at Icon Strings
Lully Lythgoe-Bathurst, Freelance Bassoonist
Patrick Savage, Violinist
Rosie Tompsett, Freelance Ciolinist
Will Hillman, Freelance Violinist
Laura Vincent, Freelance Bassoonist
Graham Ross, Director of Music, Clare College, Cambridge
Sam Coates, Musical Director
Theo Bently Curtin, Music Student
Claire Constable, Freelance Cellist
Julian Azkoul, Artistic Director, United Strings of Europe
Rosie Taylor, Clarinettist & General Manager, Orpheus Sinfonia
Sam Rice, Freelance Double Bassist
Jessica Dannheisser, Composer
Philip Collingham, Cello, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Peter Cigleris, Freelance Cellist
Tina Jacobs-Lim, Freelance Violinist
Hannah Quinn, Freelance Pianist and Conductor
Kirsten Jenson, Freelance Cellist
Kate Lindon, Freelance Violinist
Clare Bennett, Flautist
Elise Harper, Freelance Violinist
Abbie Burrows, Freelance Flautist
Gillon Cameron, Freelance Violinist
Charis Jenson, Freelance Violinist
Tom Fleming, Guitarist, Producer
Rebecca Jordan, Freelance Cellist
Anita Mackenzie Mills, Singer
Sergio Serra, Freelance Cellist
Keith Price, Freelance Percussionist
Amy Shackloth, Musical Director
Jenny Ames, Freelance Violist
Mike Turnbull, Musical director
Clare Dixon, BBC Philharmonic

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