… just some of the orchestras who have booked Morgensterns clients during the past year.
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Michael Elderkin (Bassoon) Profile

Michael's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: Chineke! Orchestra, Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, London International Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Surrey Opera.
  • Chamber Orchestras: London International Sinfonia.
  • Shows: Into the Woods, My Fair Lady.

other items of interest …

Orchestral Experience

  • London Symphony Orchestra, deputy (2017 - present)
  • North Carolina Symphony, deputy (2014 - present)
  • North Carolina Opera, deputy (2014 - present)
  • North Carolina Ballet, deputy (2014 - present)
  • Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, deputy (2017 - present)
  • Surrey Opera (2017 - present)

Professional Pit Orchestra Playing

  • The Phantom of the Opera (Raleigh, NC)
  • Into The Woods (Stockwell Playhouse)
  • My Fair Lady (Churchill Theatre, Bromley)
  • Kiss Me Kate (Raleigh NC)

Alternative Experience

  • Composer/Creator/Musical Director, 'Mascherato: The Musicial' [2017] Chief
  • Arranger, Empire Film Music Ensemble [2013 - 2016] Conductor, Empire Film
  • Music Ensemble [2013 - 2014]

Training Orchestral Experience

  • Guildhall School Symphony
  • Eastman School Symphony
  • Eastman Philharmonia
  • Eastman Wind Ensemble
  • Eastman Wind Orchestra

Teaching Experience
  • Private Studio (2012 - present)

Michael Elderkin is an avid performer and collaborator in the UK and abroad. He has performed professionally with the London Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Opera, North Carolina Ballet, London International Orchestra, Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, Surrey Opera, Aegis Orchestra, and Ulysses Symphony Orchestra, as well as actively freelancing in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Michael is also a strong proponent of chamber music. He is currently a member of the 9-5 Chamber Ensemble, the Gilbert Ensemble, and Two and a Half Reeds.

In addition to playing the bassoon, Michael composes music for concert, film, television, and musical theatre. Most recently, he premiered his first musical Mascherato in Milton Court Theatre, London, as a recipient of the Barbican Centre's colLABorate grant.

With interests in film music, arranging, and orchestrating, Michael has worked extensively as a conductor and arranger for the Empire Film Music Ensemble, also having freelanced as an arranger and copyist for numerous other ensembles.

Michael attended both the Eastman School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating with Honours. His teachers have included John Hunt, Daniel Jemison, Helen Simons, Peter Whelan, and Dominic Morgan (contrabassoon).

Michael is an experienced teacher

EDUCATION

Graduate studiesEastman School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

TeachersJohn Hunt, Daniel Jemison, Helen Simons, Peter Whelan, and Dominic Morgan (contrabassoon)

Michael joined Morgensterns in December 2017

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

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Michael Elderkin (Bassoon) Profile

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The premier UK agency for Orchestral and Session Musicians.

If you require musicians for a concert, recital or to enhance an event,
please call Morgensterns Teleteam.