Rebecca Eldridge bassoon
In 2012, Rebecca won a scholarship to study on the MMus orchestral course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Graham Sheen, Helen Simons, Gordon Laing and Martin Field. Prior to this, Rebecca graduated with first class honours from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, studying with Meyrick Alexander, Martin Bowen, Steve Marsden and contrabassoon with Chris Vale.
During her studies, Rebecca won the Three Choirs Festival Ensemble Prize, Howarth Double Reed prize, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s Concerto prize, June Emerson Wind Ensemble Launchpad prize and the Abergavenny Eisteddfod.
Rebecca has worked with various orchestras including the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva and Orchestra of the Swan. She was also contrabassoonist with the Young Musician’s Symphony Orchestra and has participated in side-by-side schemes with the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Rebecca was Co-principal Bassoon with Southbank Sinfonia 2017.
As a soloist Rebecca has performed concertos with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s Chamber Orchestra, Chandos Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia of Birmingham, Leamington Chamber Orchestra and Inkberrow Sinfonia. Also a keen chamber musician Rebecca was a founding member of the Aquilon Ensemble. This has lead to performances on BBC Radio 3, UK and European tours and coaching from Andrew Marriner, Francois Leleux, Sarah Burnett and Neil Black.