Cellist David Watkin Announced as Scottish Conservatoire Head of Strings

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The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has today announced cellist and conductor David Watkin as their new Head of Strings.

A student of William Pleeth, he served as Principal cellist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, English Baroque Soloists and the L’Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique – and was a founding member of the Eroica Quartet.

‘I am very pleased to welcome David to our School of Music … his career represents the complete musician the Royal Conservatoire is renowned for educating,” Conservatoire Principal Jeffrey Sharkey has said.

‘I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be joining a world class team at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland … I am passionately committed to building a strong department and to developing a richly varied, integrated approach to help tomorrow’s musicians prepare for a changing musical world,’ Watkin has said.

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