We are thrilled to announce that Cerys Ambrose-Evans has been appointed as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's new Principal Bassoon.
Beginning bassoon playing at the age of 15, Cerys went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, learning with Miriam Gussek, Daniel Jemison, Helen Simons and our former Principal Bassoon, Peter Whelan.
Since graduating with a first class honours, Cerys has enjoyed performing as a freelance musician with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House to name a few.
Cerys has already been performing with the SCO and you may have already spotted her playing in the Orchestra's 20/21 Digital Concert Season.
After a year and a half of playing alone it’s been such a joy to make music with other people again.
Get to know Cerys with our Quickfire Questions.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST CONCERT YOU ATTENDED?
I come from a musical family so music was a big part of my childhood. The first concert I can remember going to was a performance of Tosca at the Royal Opera House, which totally blew me away.
WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
WHERE IS YOUR HAPPY PLACE?
I’ve always been a water baby, so I’m truly happiest swimming in the sea.
WHAT DOES CREATIVITY MEAN TO YOU?
I find I’m most creative when collaborating with other musicians. After a year and a half of playing alone it’s been such a joy to make music with other people again.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT AUTUMN?
Breaking out the chunky knitwear, and a warming dram on a cold dark night.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU GET UP IN THE MORNING?
Breakfast is always the first thing on my mind. On a morning off that means the 'Cerys special'; A coffee and two croissants.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CUISINE TO MAKE, OR JUST TO EAT AND ENJOY?
I absolutely love curry, and am currently working my way through Meera Sodha’s cookbooks.
From this November, Cerys will perform as a member of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
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