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Laurence Perkins (woodwind)

  • studied at the Royal Northern College of Music
  • bassoon tutor at the RNCM Manchester, York and Nottingham Universities and many summer schools
  • principal bassoonist with Manchester Camerata since 1974 performing in concerts worldwide
  • solo concert performances Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room in London, concertos
  • performed with the English Chamber Orchestra
  • member of ‘Cuillin Sound’ wind trio, with Dana Morgan (flute) and Sarah Watts (clarinet / bass clarinet).
  • solo CDs include a disc of concertos (5 stars in the BBC Music Magazine)
Laurence brings masterclass-level wind tuition to Higham.
For Laurence’s courses, if traveling by train, we can pick up students (and their instruments) at 5pm from Penrith Station by prior arrangement for an extra fee. This must be arranged with us beforehand.
Note: All applications to be made initially through Laurence (http://laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades) to ascertain ensemble line-up.

Upcoming Courses

October 2017

INTERMEDIATE WIND CHAMBER MUSIC DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

October 27th at 18:30 to October 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Reicha: Partita (Parthia) in F Borodin: ‘In the Steppes of Central Asia' Two wonderful pieces for 10 wind players of intermediate standard (grades 6-8) - an original four-movement by the great Bohemian composer of wind chamber music Antonin Reicha, plus a delightful arrangement by Laurence Perkins of the hugely popular Borodin piece. Both pieces will be conducted and rehearsed in detail, and there will be an informal concert performance of both works at 12pm the end of the course. If…

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