For 2013, were pleased to welcome as tutors: Theresa Caudle, Clare Beesley, Jane Francis, Peter Lea Cox, Marion Scott, Peter Collier.
Theresa Caudle began her career on the cornett, leading the London Cornett and Sackbut ensemble, but then became increasingly active as a baroque violinist, playing with most of the period instrument ensembles in this country. She was a principal member of The Parley of Instruments for 25 yrs. She directs her own ensemble, Canzona, as well as leading several other baroque orchestras. She has coached at the Royal Academy of Music, Birmingham University and on several courses.
Clare Beesley Busy as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player in the UK and on the continent historical flautist Clare Beesley has a broad interest in performance practices spanning Renaissance to romantic times. Awarded a Masters by the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2006 with a distinction in the Renaissance flute, she now leads the flute and harp consort Catch as Catch Can. She plays baroque flute with Concerto Amsterdam, The Northern Consort, Triptych and the Lecosaldi Ensemble and Romantic repertoire with the Benavente Trio. Clare is a dedicated teacher of modern and historical flutes giving workshops and seminars at the Stables in Milton Keynes, The Birmingham Conservatoire and the University of Sussex.
Jane Francis combines a busy teaching practice in Bristol with a professional life as a baroque cellist and viola da gambist playing with various period instrument ensembles including the City of London Chamber Players, the Corelli Orchestra the Bristol Camerata and the Company of Viols. For many years she has run baroque chamber music weekends for adults at Hawkwood College and tutors on an number of other early music courses.
Peter Lea Cox taught choral skills for 14 years at the Royal Academy of Music. For many years he was cantor at the Lutheran Church of St Anne & St Agnes in London where he conducted all the cantatas by J S Bach and many of his contemporaries. As an organ recitalist he has frequently toured the USA and Denmark.
Marion Scott studied recorder, oboe and piano at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and went on to develop a career as a recorder player and teacher, playing with all the leading baroque orchestras and ensembles performing in the USA, Europe and South America. Marion was Professor of Recorder at the Guildhall and is currently Head of the recorder department at the Centre for Young Musicians.
Peter Collier is director of the Manchester based Telemann Baroque Ensemble and has appeared as harpsichordist with the Hallé Orchestra. He regularly appears with the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra, Cheshire Sinfonia, Northern Baroque and Sale Chamber Orchestra. He has been associated with Baroque Week since its foundation and has directed it for many years.