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Laurence Perkins

Laurence Perkins

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Specialism:

Bassoon

Location:

Manchester
United Kingdom M20

Contact:

https://laurenceperkins.com/contact/

Additional Info:

Laurence Perkins GRNCM is well-known worldwide for his pioneering concert work as a bassoonist, and his solo recordings for the Hyperion label. He has given solo performances and played in orchestral and chamber concerts throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide. Solo concerts include recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room in London, Dartington International Summer School, and concerto performances including St John’s Smith Square with the English Chamber Orchestra. His live broadcasts include solo performances on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. As principal bassoonist with Manchester Camerata (between 1974 and 2017), he recorded concertos by Mozart and Weber conducted by Douglas Boyd (for Hyperion) which received a five-star rating in the BBC Music Magazine, with the Mozart Concerto being a top recommendation on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review programme. He has also recorded solos with the New London Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (the latter reaching No.4 in the UK Classical Charts), and is currently working on ‘Voyage of a Sea-god’, a Hyperion project featuring bassoon music through the 20th century in the form of a chronological journey, including seven world première recordings. Laurence is a bassoon tutor at the RNCM in Manchester and at the University of York, and his educational work has included major national and international projects promoting the bassoon to young musicians. He is also very committed to working with amateur musicians as a bassoon and chamber music tutor. He is Director of Wind Serenades which includes three courses a year at Higham Hall in the English Lake District. His other activities include musical relaxation sessions with cancer patients and landscape photography.

Fees

£ 40.00 Pounds Per Hour
Details for promoters (concert fees, technical information, etc.) can be found on a special webpage accessible via this URL: https://laurenceperkins.com/bvacf/

Specialisms

Orchestral Work, Session Work, Solo Performance

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