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Alison Lambert


Alison studied at the Royal Northern College of Music before winning a scholarship to study with Professor Wolfgang Meyer at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe, Germany.

She went on to hold the position of Principal Bass Clarinet in the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel with whom she regularly broadcast live on Israeli television and radio.

Alison is now Principal Clarinet of the English Symphony Orchestra and Longborough Festival Opera and performs regularly with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and as clarinettist for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

She has performed as a soloist with the Hallé Orchestra, Jerusalem Hillel Orchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra and Collegium Musicum, Heidelberg. Broadcasts include a Radio 3 live performance of Magnus Lindberg’s Clarinet Quintet as well as orchestral appearances at the BBC Proms.

Alison has been clarinet tutor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama since 2003 and many of her students have gone on to forge successful musical careers themselves.

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Louise Braithwaite


Louise is a freelance oboe and cor anglais performer and teacher working with organisations including the Royal Shakespeare Company, English Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of the Swan. Her solo cor anglais performances with Orchestra of the Swan have featured on BBC Radio3 and Classicfm , and the orchestra commissioned new music for her through the Royal Philharmonic Society and Performing Rights Society Foundation for Music. 

Louise is a tutor with the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain and a Trustee of the innovative education ensemble The Stringcredibles. Her Community practice includes Dementia care, Education and Healthcare settings, and work with children and adults living with profound disability. She is a regular Wind sectional leader to adult leisure orchestras in the Midlands.

Her teaching style is responsive to the needs of individuals. Together with the student she identifies strengths and areas for development, supporting progress towards personal goals. This is achieved by creating a friendly, safe and encouraging lesson space in which to explore new ideas and techniques, with shared enjoyment in experimental successes and failures through musical risk taking. 

As an experienced professional ensemble and chamber music performer, Louise is well placed to advise on reeds and reed making, orchestral and small group repertoire, professional tricks and tips, and to support the development of confidence and enjoyment in performance, whatever level you wish to play at. 

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