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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 1974-2017,  including concerts worldwide and at the BBC Proms
  • solo concert performances Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room in London, concertos
  • performed with the English Chamber Orchestra
  • member of ‘Cuillin Sound’ ensemble
  • solo CDs include a disc of concertos (5 stars in the BBC Music Magazine)

Laurence brings true 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 in good time beforehand.
Our courses are at the foot of this page, but Laurence’s own website has comprehensive details of his courses, so is the best place for musicians to refer to: http://laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades
 Note: All applications to be made initially through Laurence (see his website at the link above) to ascertain ensemble line-up.

March 2019


March 3rd at 18:30 to March 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A course for wind players from Grade 8 to Diploma, working in detail on wind chamber repertoire for large and smaller ensembles. There will be an informal concert on the morning of the last day. We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 All applications to be made initially through Laurence Perkins to ascertain ensemble line-up. See his page for links to his website and…

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July 2019


July 7th at 16:30 to July 12th at 15:45
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Wind Chamber course for high-advanced amateur players (diploma-standard level 1 minimum) to work in-depth on substantial original repertoire with the highest level of tuition. All works studied will be performed complete in informal concerts on the last day. The course includes a mid-week tutors' concert. Tutors: Philippa Davies (flute, member of the Nash Ensemble), Jan Willem Nelleke (piano) and Laurence Perkins (bassoon - www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) with Colin Honour (clarinet) We can pick-up at 3pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) ONLY BY…

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