Paul Arden Taylor

Paul Arden Taylor

Paul works with a number of London and provincial orchestras, is principal oboe of the English Symphony Orchestra, Director of… Read more

Roger Armstrong


Roger was born in Northern Ireland and emigrated to Australia at the age of 11. He began his flute studies… Read more

Garfield Austin


Garfield Austin began playing the trombone at 12 and within two years was the youngest member of the West of… Read more

Richard Barnard


Richard is a professional composer, conductor and creative workshop leader. His work ranges from opera and choral music to interactive… Read more

Nia Bevan


After attending Manchester University and the Guildhall School of Music in London, (studying the violin with Peter Cropper, Krzystof Smietana)… Read more

Donald Clist

French Horn

Donald spent ten years touring with the European Union Chamber Orchestra and more recently with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in… Read more

Jub Davis

Double Bass

Jub’s career has covered a wide range of musical styles. He’s worked in avant-garde theatre with Station House Opera, been… Read more

Alison Gillies


Alison Gillies began the cello at the age of eight, receiving free lessons through Wiltshire County Music service. After receiving… Read more

William Goodchild


William composes, orchestrates and conducts music for film, television and concert performance. As a composer he specialises in Wildlife and… Read more

Rachel Gough


Following a music degree from the University of East Anglia, Rachel Gough studied with Frances Mason at the Royal College… Read more

Rupert Gough


Rupert Gough leads a busy career as choral conductor, organ recitalist, teacher and reviewer. He has been Director of Choral… Read more

Carl Hill


Carl studied viola at the Guildhall School of Music with Mark Knight and Paul Silverthorne. After leaving college, he moved… Read more

Simon Kodurand


Simon Kodurand was born in Cardiff in 1980 and began playing the violin at the age of thirteen. He gave… Read more

Roger Huckle

Violin, Founder & Leader

Roger Huckle has been the inspiration and guide for Bristol Ensemble – Bristol’s professional chamber orchestra, and a cherished musicians’… Read more

Jonathan James

Pre-concert talks

Jonathan James studied privately with John Forster, formerly head of conducting at the Royal College of Music, before being trained… Read more

Bernard Kane


Born and raised in Cardiff, Wales, Bernard Kane, violist and composer, holds degrees from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver,… Read more

Mark Kane

French Horn

Mark’s interest in music began at an early age having spent his childhood in a musical household, his mother regularly… Read more

Jeremy Little


Jeremy was born and grew up in Kenya. He studied Psychology and Zoology at Bristol University and studied percussion with… Read more

Juliet McCarthy


Juliet has played for television & West End theatre productions performing with musicians such as Pete Townsend & Adrian Utley… Read more

David Pagett


David Pagett studied clarinet at the Royal Northern College of Music with Sidney Fell and Janet Hilton. He has worked… Read more

Naomi Rump


Awaiting Naomi’s biography – check back later!

Joanne Green


Joanne Green began her career in Melbourne taking a Bachelor of Arts in Music and performing with the Melbourne Symphony.… Read more

Imogen Triner


Imogen studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Neil Black and Gordon Hunt, where she won many… Read more

Gavin Wells

Gavin Wells

Gavin Wells was born in London, but studied trumpet performance in the USA at the University of Northern Colorado under… Read more

Marian Givens


Marian Givens is a freelance violinist and teacher, playing with a variety of ensembles such as The Bristol Ensemble, Orchestra of… Read more

Matthew Bale


Simon Howes


Kim Keeble