FREEDOM TO ROAM

The Rhythms Of Migration

The Artists

Eliza Marshall - Flutes

Eliza has worked with many musicians such as Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, The Divine Comedy and Peter Gabriel. With Peter Gabriel’s New Blood Orchestra Eliza worked both in the studio and on world tour featuring particularly on the orchestral reworking of ‘Mercy Street’. Touring with sarod guru Amjad Ali Khan and the Britten Sinfonia took her across India to perform. She is the founder and chair of Freedom To Roam.

Catrin Finch - Harp

Catrin’s signature harp renditions of Bach’s Goldberg Variations entered the UK Classical charts at number 1. She hit the top spot again with Blessing, her collaboration with composer John Rutter, which was also nominated for a Classical Brit Award. As Royal Harpist to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Catrin grew to appreciate Prince Charles’s genuine love of music and interest in the harp, whilst revelling in the incongruity of it all.

Lydia Lowndes-Northcott - Viola

Lydia has worked the London Sinfonietta, BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, English National Opera, BT Scottish Ensemble, the John Wilson Orchestra, and appearing as guest principle with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. A full time member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from 2007-2009, she is now a regular with the English Chamber Orchestra.

Jackie Shave - Violin

Jacqueline is always in demand as a guest leader with many of the UKs leading orchestras and ensembles including the Nash Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Composers Ensemble, BBC Scottish and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras . She was appointed leader of Britten Sinfonia in 2005.

Kuljit Bhamra MBE - Tablas

One of the most inspiring musicians in the British Asian music scene, producing over 2000 songs and responsible for the rise to fame of numerous Bhangra and Bollywood stars. Best known as one of the British Bhangra pioneers and for multiple collaborations with musicians from different genres and continents.

Dónal Rogers - Guitars

Dónal’s lifelong love of folk music and traditional Irish folk songs can often be found woven into his compositions. Well known for “The Great Irish Songbook” recordings with Tony Christie and alt folk Ranagri, Dónal is a sought after multi instrumentalist and writing collaborator. 

Robert Irvine - Cello

Robert performs as a solo cellist and as a recitalist with both piano and guitar. He is a member of the Da Vinci piano trio and the Kyle Quartet.  Recipient of the BASCA composer award, Robert also won Best Recorded New Work for his album Songs and Lullabies and New Music Performers of the Year for his work with Red Note Ensemble.

Joby Burgess - Percussion

One of Britain’s most diverse percussionists, Joby works as a soloist, chamber and session musician. Best known for his virtuosic performances, daring collaborations, extensive education and seasoned recording work, he regularly appears throughout Europe, the USA and beyond. 

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