Camarilla Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra of India, Belmont Ensemble of London, Brent Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia (extra list), Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra, Emnica Duo, Fulham Symphony Orchestra, Haverhill Sinfonia, Kensington Symphony Orchestra, London Arts Orchestra, Marylebone Sinfonia, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, New London Wind Orchestra, Manchester Camerata (extra list), Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Nottingham Symphony Orchestra, Nova Symphony Orchestra, Parikian Orchestra, Orchestra of the Kings Camerata, St Clements Wind Ensemble, St Paul's Festival Orchestra, Rehearsal Orchestra (principal in a performance of Ravel's Daphnis & Chloe), Stanley Hall Opera and Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of India.
Stuart's theatre work includes the Cameron Mackintosh touring production of Oliver!, Into the Woods, Chess, West Side Story, Brigadoon, Calamity Jane and many more.
Stuart's studio work includes recording sessions for artist Kate Nash, sessions for Karl Jenkins Ltd; the recording of Square Window (10 Songs for Boys and Girls, Milo Studios, London); Chris Bowden's Time Capsule (Soul Jazz Records, London); Courtship (Friendly Advice); plus various recordings for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio Nottingham.
Hailed as the "Maria Callas of the Clarinet" (!) by the Schubert Society of Great Britain, Stuart has a collage of musical accolades which have built up over the years. His array of performances have led him to most of Europe, Russia, Thailand, India, Kazakhstan, The Caribbean, and South America. He enjoys the variety of playing his career has so far offered - playing with many of the leading orchestras, concerto performances - notably the Copland and R. Strauss Duo Concertino for clarinet and bassoon, festival appearances throughout the UK and Europe with the Indie/Electro band These New Puritans, TV work for the BBC and ITV, concerts at the proms at the RAH, and the Electric proms at the Roundhouse, amongst many other opportunities.
He has recorded for Sony BMG Classics, Soul Jazz Records, Fiction Records, Electric MELT, and Decca, with various commercial artists and orchestras, as well as appearing on ITV's X Factor and the BBC's The Maestro series.
An avid chamber musician, he is a member of the Emnica Duo in which he has performed works with piano throughout the UK for music societies, whilst also being a semi-finalist in the prestigious Landor Records Competition. Stuart is a member of the esteemed chamber music group Sound Collective, alongside AURA, and the new group TAFAHUM introducing new compositions combining Western, and Middle Eastern instrumentation and techniques.
He has been a member for the last 4 years of the orchestra for the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, worked extensively with the orchestra of the English National Ballet and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia - covering a high percentage of ballet repertoire, and played with an assortment of artists from Smokey Robinson to Nigel Kennedy with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
He currently holds the clarinet chair for Wicked on tour covering the UK and Ireland for the next 2 years.
For more information please visit www.stuarteminson.com.
Royal Academy of Music (1992 - 1996), where he gained his Bachelor of Music (Hons) (Performance) and his LRAM (Teaching) in 1995.
Prizes and Awards
Angela Malsbury, Nicholas Rodwell, Joy Farrall and Richard Addison (Bass and E flat). Previously Stuart was taught by Nigel Hinson, Georgina Dobree and Keith Puddy.
Stuart has taken part in Masterclasses with Michael Collins, Gervase de Peyer, James Campbell, Karl Leister and Andrew Marriner.
Stuart joined Morgensterns in August 2004
Stuart's web profile was last updated 8th Feb 2019