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Mark Broadhead (Cello) Profile

Mark's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: BBC Concert Orchestra, British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, British Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, Mozart Festival Orchestra, New Queens Hall Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Worthing Symphony Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Carl Rosa Opera Company, English National Ballet, Opera North Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
  • Chamber Orchestras: English Symphony Orchestra, Meridian Sinfonia, New Mozart Orchestra, Orchestra Da Camera, Symphonia Academica, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Thames Sinfonia.
  • Shows: Oliver.

other items of interest …

BBC Concert Orchestra (trial and ongoing extra work since 2000), D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra (no. 2 cello since 1994, and acting principal), Carl Rosa Opera Orchestra (Principal), Symphonia Academica (Principal), Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Ambache Chamber Orchestra, New London Sinfonia, Elgar Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, Southern Sinfonia.

Mark's theatre work includes Phantom of the Opera, Holland (1993-94, Principal), Martin Guerre, UK tour (1998-99, Principal), Die Fledermaus with Music Theatre London tour of UK and the Netherlands (Principal), Dick Whittington at Sadlers Wells (1999-2000 Christmas season, Principal), Beauty and the Beast (UK tour, Principal), Napoleon in the west end (Principal), Ragtime in the west end (deputy work, Principal), Les Miserables in the west end (deputy work, Principal), The King and I in the west end and UK tour (deputy work, Principal).

Mark's opera and ballet work includes the Adventures in Motion Pictures (Swan Lake UK tour and west end, Principal), English National Ballet, Moscow City Ballet (Principal), Travelling Opera, Crystal Clear Opera, Opera Holland Park, Mid Wales Opera, Porgy and Bess UK tour.

In addition to his busy orchestral schedule, Mark is a member of the Hailey Piano Trio, whose performances with the English Seranata include Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and performances of Walton's Facade in Beirut and Lebanon, with Lady Walton narrating.

Mark's concerto performances include Finzi's cello concerto at Cheltenham Town Hall, and, as a student at Trinity College of Music, the Haydn C major concerto, and concertos by CPE Bach and Walton. Mark also gave a duo recital at St Georges Brandon Hill, Bristol.

Mark works regularly with the Shelley Van Loen Palm Court Players, the Ritz Hotel Palm Court quartet, and has provided solo cello background music at the Savoy Hotel, London (2003-04). Mark has also worked with many string quartets providing background music for functions.

Mark teaches cello for Haileybury School, Hertford, and also at Bedford Modern School. His pupils range in age from 7 to 18, and in ability from complete beginner to post grade 8. He also acts as a regular deputy at the junior department of the Royal College of Music, where in addition to instrumental tuition, his duties involve taking cello sectional rehearsals and coaching various chamber music groups.


Graduate studies

the Trinity College of Music (1987 - 1992), where Mark was awarded Dip TCL with Distinction, LTCL, and Post-Graduate Performance Certificate with Distinction.

Prizes and Awards

  • A scholarship for post-graduate performance studies
  • Guivier Bow Prize (and several other prizes for string playing)
  • Barbirolli String Quartet Competition (winner)


Derek Aviss

Masterclasses with Anner Bylsma and Stephen Isserlis.

Mark joined Morgensterns in February 1997

Mark's web profile was last updated 28th Mar 2019


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