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Stuart Russell (Bassoon, Bassoon Contra) Profile

Stuart's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Chameleon Arts Orchestra, Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, Johann Strauss Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, London Mozart Players, London Orchestra da Camera, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Concert Orchestra, Mozart Festival Orchestra, New London Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English National Opera Orchestra, English Touring Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Winslow Hall Opera.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Aurora Orchestra, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Britten Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, English Sinfonia, Excellent Device!, Haverhill Sinfonia, Marylebone Camerata, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Orchestra of St John's, Pro-Arte, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sinfonia ViVA, Southbank Sinfonia.
  • Chamber Groups: Aurora Ensemble.
  • Education Work: City of London Sinfonia Education, London Philharmonic Orchestra Education.

other items of interest …

principal bassoon with the London Concert Orchestra, Johann Strauss Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, London Pops Orchestra and the St Endellion Summer Festival Orchestra.

Stuart has also worked on bassoon and contra with Welsh National Opera, City of London Sinfonia including Opera Holland Park, Orchestra of St John's, English National Ballet, City Chamber Orchestra and Southern Pro Arte.

Stuart has had a trial for principal bassoon with the Northern Ballet Theatre (2004/05). He is also on the extra list for bassoon and contra with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

He was a member of the Southbank Sinfonia in 2005, including performing under John Williams.

Stuart's training orchestra experience includes the RAM & GSMD Orchestras including Philharmonia and LSO sit-ins (principal, 2nd & contra); the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, London Phiharmonic Youth Orchestra and Britten Pears Symphony Orchestra (principal, 2nd, 3rd & contra); and as principal with Kent County Youth Orchestra.

As a solo and chamber musician Stuart has performed the bassoon concerto The Five Sacred Trees on both co-principal bassoon and contra. He performs with the Harwood Wind Trio in the Live Music Now! Recital Scheme, and also with Sounds Underground / Kreisler Ensemble.

Stuart is also a reed making teacher at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.


Graduate studies

the Royal Academy of Music (BMus (London) & LRAM, 1999 - 2003) and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (PGDip in Orchestral Training, 2003 - 04). Stuart also studied at the Kent Centre for Young Instrumentalists (1995 - 99).

Prizes and Awards

  • RAM Foundation Award for musical achievement, 2002
  • Friends of RAM Mortimer Development Award, 2002
  • Nicholas Blake Wind Chamber Music Award, 2003
  • John Booth Prize, 2003
  • MBF Music Education Award, 2004


Meyrick Alexander, Gordon Laing (Contra), Gareth Newman, David Chatterton (Contra) and Stephen Maw (Bassoon and Contra).

Stuart joined Morgensterns in July 2006

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


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