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Iain Ward (Cello) Profile

Iain's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: Bob Porter, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozart Festival Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Arensky Chamber Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia, London Contemporary Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Southbank Sinfonia.
  • Shows: Hamilton, Les Miserables.
  • Sessions: Cool Music Ltd.
  • Education Work: London Philharmonic Orchestra Education.

other items of interest …

  • Aurora Orchestra
  • Aurora Orchestra / English Touring Opera
  • Beethoven Chamber Orchestra
  • Brandenburg Sinfonia
  • Camerata Alma Viva
  • Charities Philharmonia
  • Handel Collection
  • London Contemporary Orchestra
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London Sinfonietta Scheme (apprenticeship)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Philharmonia
  • Raymond Gubbay Orchestra
  • Southbank Sinfonia
  • Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra


  • Pippin (Menier Chocolate Factory)
  • Annie (Kenneth Moore Theatre)

Orchestral Training

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future Firsts Apprenticeship Scheme (2011 - 12)
  • Britten Piers Symphony Orchestra (Sub-Principal) (2009)
  • Guildhall Symphony Orchestra (Principal) (2005 - 11)
  • National Youth Orchestra of Scotland (Principal) (2004)

Chamber Music: In 2009 I was a founding member of the Artas Ensemble, a string sextet led by BBC New Generation Artist Jennifer Pike. Recent highlights have included performances at St James' in Piccadilly, Institute of Directors, Carnegie Hall Dunfermline, Holywell Music Rooms and as part of the prestigious New Town Concert Series at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh. Outside of the Artas Ensemble I regularly perform with Cellophony, and have collaborated with the Vardanyan String Quartet, the Brodowski String Quartet, the Arensky Chamber Orchestra Soloists and the London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists. As a chamber musician I have performed with a variety of ensembles at venues including Glynbourne, the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Roundhouse, Kings Place, LSO St Luke's, Holywell Music Rooms, National Theatre, Royal Opera House Crush Room and the Wigmore Hall.

Solo work: I have performed recitals throughout the United Kingdom and Europe and have performed concerti with Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Royal Artillery and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Symphony Orchestra.

Specialist Contemporary Ensemble work: I have performed in a variety of specialist ensembles particularly in contemporary music. Recent highlights include: a world premiere of Alexander Goehr's Opera Promised End at the Linbury Theatre with the Aurora orchestra; a performance with Tristan Murail in the Queen Elizabeth Hall of his chamber concerto for Ondes Martenot Les Courants de l'espace; work-shopping with Johnny Greenwood and the London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists; world premieres of works by Mark David Bowden and David Curington at NonClassical; two premieres of works by London Sinfonietta Composer in Residence Luke Bedford; premieres of works by Laura Jane Bowler and Hollie Harding at the Queen Elizabeth hall; The London Philharmonic Orchestra's Debut Sounds project; world premier performances of Soosan Lolovar's Only Sound Remains in collaboration with Iranian musicians and the London Philharmonic Orchestra; performances of John Adam's Shaker Loops as Principal of the London Contemporary Orchestra; The London Sinfonietta Apprenticeship Scheme; a British premiere, broadcast on BBC 3, of Sofia Gubaidulina's Introitus and world premieres of Robert Hugill's Opera When a Man Knows and Alexander Campin's Three To Midnight at the Tete-a-Tete Festival.

Iain is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama having recently completed a Masters in Performance where he studied with Louise Hopkins.

Over the past few years Iain has enjoyed a successful freelance orchestral and chamber career, having worked with most of the major London orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Aurora (co-principal), Philharmonia, Southbank Sinfonia (member 2011), Arensky Chamber Orchestra (sub-principal), London Contemporary Orchestra (principal), English Touring Opera (co-principal) and the London Philharmonic Orchestra where he is currently on the LPO Foyle Future First Apprenticeship Scheme. As a member of Southbank Sinfonia Iain has performed alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, St Martin in the Field and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Iain's broadcasts include sessions with the London Symphony Orchestra for British Airways, recordings for BBC 3 of Sofia Gubaidulina's 'Introitus' and a world premiere of Alexander Goehr's opera 'Promised End'.


Graduate studies

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, BMus(Hons) (2005-2009), Masters (2009-2011).

Prizes and Awards

  • Winner of the Fife Festival of Music (2004) winning the Fife Sinfonia Trophy
  • Winner of the Glasgow Music Festival (2005) winning the Allie Cullen Memorial Prize
  • Winner of the Colonel Howes Memorial Prize at the 2010 Eastbourne Young Soloist Competition


Louise Hopkins, Robert Irvine, Timothy Paxton.

Iain has also attended masterclasses with Alexander Bailey, Anner Bylsma, Robert Cohen, Steven Doane, Johannes Goritzki, Paul Watkins, Melissa Phelps, Moray Welsh and Rebecca Gilliver.

Iain joined Morgensterns in February 2012

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


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