Curriculum Vitae

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Address: provided on request
Address: provided on request
Telephone: 07749 651010

Website:
www.michellefalcon.co.uk
Email:
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Education:
PGDip Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2006 – 2009)
BA (Hons) in Modern English Studies at Bath Spa University College, including first year studies in Critical Musicology and Performance: First Class Honours (1994 – 1997)


Teachers:  Martin Humbey (ASMF), John Stein (WNO), Lucy Gould, Richard White, Joan Schmeising
Coaching:
Badke, Emperor, Chilingirian, Skampa, Henschel & Kuss Quartets, Gould Piano Trio, Judith Young, Peter Esswood, Matthew Jones, Julia Bishop, Dennis Simons, Martin Sedlak, Corinna Belcea
Courses: Rehearsal Orchestra (London weekends & Edinburgh week 2010 & 2012), York Orchestral Course Society (April 2011), Lake District Summer Music (Aug 2011 & 2012), Easter Orchestral Course (Apr 2011, 2012, 2013), International Chamber Music Summer School (Aug 2014, 2015)
Masterclasses:
Martin Outram, Garfield Jackson, Yuko Inoue, Suzy Meszaros

Professional Work:
English Symphony Orchestra
Bath Baroque (period instruments)
Bristol Ensemble
British Sinfonietta
London Arte Chamber Orchestra - Principal Viola
Three Spires Orchestra
Bath Spa, Southampton, Primavera String Quartets
Welsh Session Orchestra


Orchestral/Chamber Experience:
Bath Philharmonia
Rehearsal Orchestra
Bath Concertino – Principal Viola
Orchestra of St. John’s, Bath – Principal Viola
Enigma Orchestra - Principal Viola
Bath Symphony Orchestra - Sub-Principal
London Repertoire Orchestra
RWCMD Symphony Orchestra
Oadby & Wigston Civic Orchestra – including Guest Leader & Principal Viola
Hampshire Sinfonietta
East London Sinfonia – tours of Tuscany
Southampton Youth Orchestra & Southampton Youth Chamber Orchestra

Works performed as a Soloist

Holst Lyric Movement
Hoffmeister Concerto in D
Larsson Concertino
Hindemith Trauermusik
Walton Viola Concerto
Dittersdorf Viola & Double Bass Concerto

Recent Highlights

Bohuslav Duo Recital - inaugural concert (Feb 2013)
Morgensterns Audition Masterclass at the RCM with David Juritz (Feb 2013)
Lake District Summer Music Festival - Artists Concert & Public Masterclass with Yuko Inoue (Aug 2011 & 2012)
BBC2 'Dambusters' Documentary - recorded solo viola parts for Howard Davidson (Nov 2011)
Wells Music Festival - Dvorak Piano Quintet in A (Sept 2011)
BBC Radio Solent – live performance with Southampton String Quartet (Sept 2010)
Wiltshire Rural Music School – Viola & Piano Recitals (see Concert Diary)
Manvers Street Concert Series – Viola & Piano Recitals (see Concert Diary)
Bath International Music Festival – Bath Spa String Quartet; Shostakovitch String Quartet No 8 & Schubert 'Rosamunde' Quartet (May 2010 & June 2012)
London Oratory Schola – concert with ‘The Priests’ in the Cadogan Hall (Feb 2010)
Variations Choral Society – tours of France, works including Faure Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Handel Messiah, Vivaldi Gloria (2008 – 2010)
Sarah Ann Trust – Violin & Piano recital; Beethoven ‘Spring’ Sonata & Franck Violin Sonata (July 2009)
Rode Chamber Music Society – Bath Spa String Quartet; Debussy String Quartet & Mozart ‘Dissonance’ Quartet (Aug 2006)

For the most recent highlights please visit the Concert Diary page

Forthcoming Performances
For forthcoming performances by Michelle Falcon please visit the Concert Diary page.

Awards
LTCL Performance Diploma, with Distinction – viola (July 2010)
Trinity Guildhall Grade 8 with High Honours – viola (June 2006)
Advanced Performance Certificate ABRSM – violin (1999)
CTABRSM Certificate of Teaching from the Associated Board (July 1998)

Work History:

1999 - Present Joined Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) Music Service, working in primary and secondary schools in the local area, including group teaching and ensemble coaching.
1998 - Present Set-up, managed and play in Bath Spa String Quartet on a professional basis. Duties include phoning and meeting clients, organising the diary, administrative tasks, booking musicians, advertising and promotion of the quartet, educational outreach presentations and organising concerts.
1998 - 2002 Organised and taught a "String Days" course for children and adults from beginners up to Grade 8. Courses took place annually in the summer holidays.
1992 - Present Private teaching practice: adults and children from beginner to advanced level, practising as a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM).

Referees:

Martin Humbey Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Keith Smith Retired Head of Southampton Music Service

References supplied on request