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Michelle Falcon (Viola, Violin) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since March 2012)

  • Orchestras: Southern Sinfonia.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): The Garden Opera Company.
  • Chamber Groups: Bristol Ensemble.

Michelle is an experienced musician who, after having spent many years as a violin/viola teacher and fixer, has recently re-focussed her career on performing music. She graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in July 2009 and holds the LTCL Performance Diploma with Distinction.

Having played in string quartets since 1998, Michelle has a wealth of experience in playing chamber music and performing in that forum for weddings and functions. She is a keen chamber musician and has performed in various recitals with the Bath Spa String Quartet including performances for Bath International Music Festival, Wells Festival and Rode Chamber Music Society. In chamber music roles, Michelle has received coaching from the Badke, Emperor, Chilingirian, Skampa and Kuss Quartets. She has performed sonatas by Brahms, Shostakovich, Martinu and Bax in masterclasses with Martin Outram, Garfield Jackson, Suzy Meszaros and Yuko Inoue and in 2011 was the only solo viola player selected from over 80 international students to perform in the Lake District Summer Music Festival. Michelle also performs as a duo with pianist Olga Paliy and gives regular solo performances at venues across the UK. As a concerto soloist, Michelle has performed works by Hoffmeister, Hindemith, Larsson and Holst, with a performance of the Walton Viola Concerto planned for April 2013.

Professional Work:

  • English Symphony Orchestra
  • Bath Baroque - period instruments
  • Bath Spa, Southampton & Primavera String Quartets - weddings, corporate functions, public concerts

Orchestral Experience:

  • Rehearsal Orchestra
  • Bath Philharmonia
  • Bath Concertino - Principal Viola
  • Orchestra of St John's - Principal Viola
  • Enigma Orchestra - Principal Viola

Michelle has played with numerous orchestras, pit bands, chamber ensembles and choral societies and regularly deputises for other string quartets.

Recent Performance Highlights:

  • Session work for the BBC documentary on the Dambusters with Howard Davidson
  • Soloist for Holst Lyric Movement with Bath Concertino
  • Quartet viola part for Elgar Introduction & Allegro with Bath Concertino
  • Lake District Summer Music Festival performing Bax Legend for viola & piano
  • Soloist for Oadby & Wigston Civic Orchestra performing Hoffmeister Viola Concerto
  • Bath International Music Festival - Schubert 'Rosamunde' String Quartet No 13
  • Wells Music Festival - Dvorak Piano Quintet
  • Duo Recital for Wiltshire Rural Music School - Brahms, Beethoven, Bach
  • Lake District Summer Music Festival - Public Masterclass with Yuko Inoue performing Martinu Sonata for viola & piano
  • Soloist for Hindemith Trauermusik & Larsson Viola Concertino

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

Royal Welsh College of Music cand Drama (Postgraduate Diploma, 2009)

Teachers

Joan Schmeising (formerly of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra), Richard White, Julia Bishop (Red Priest), Lucy Gould (of the Gould Piano Trio), John Stein (former leader of Welsh National Opera) and Martin Humbey (Academy of St Martin in the Fields & English Chamber Orchestra). Michelle continues to study with Martin Humbey on viola. Masterclasses: Garfield Jackson, Martin Outram, Suzy Meszaros, Yuko Inoue. Courses: Rehearsal Orchestra, York Orchestral Course Society, Lake District International Summer Music Academy, Easter Orchestral Society.

Michelle joined Morgensterns in November 2009

Michelle's web profile was last updated 28th Mar 2017

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Michelle Falcon (Viola, Violin) Profile

Michelle's web links

www.michellefalcon.co.uk

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Michelle Falcon (Viola, Violin) Profile

Reviews

Review: Exceptional Viola Player
I have played with Michelle on several occasions and cannot recommend her highly enough. Her technical ability speaks for itself. What makes her truly exceptional is her musical sensitivity and insight, combined with a purity and warmth of tone that is such a rarity on the viola. She is a joy to work with, both musically and personally.
Ruth O'Shea, Principal Second Violin, Bath Concertino

Review: Musician
Michelle Falcon's performance of Holst's serene Lyric Movement for viola and chamber orchestra was one of the highlights of the concert given by Bath Concertino on October 6. Her sound technique and pure intonation allowed her to capture the many moods of this piece and inspired the orchestra to accompany her with great sensitivity. Her solo as part of the quartet in Elgar's Introduction and Allegro was beautifully played.
Tim Robb, Conductor

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Michelle Falcon (Viola, Violin) Profile

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