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Performance Community

The ‘performance community’ at the University of Cambridge and in Cambridge more generally is vast – in fact, so large that it would be impossible to list the names of everyone who is involved in it. Key members of the Faculty of Music with a prominent performance role include Professor John Rink (Professor of Musical Performance Studies and Director of the Cambridge Centre for Musical Performance Studies), Margaret Faultless (Director of Performance and Artistic Director of the Collegium Musicum, among other roles), Dr Sam Barrett (Director of the Instrumental Awards Scheme), Dr Martin Ennis (Associate Director of the CMPS and Artistic Director of the Collegium Musicum, among other roles), Dr Abigail Dolan (Coordinator of the CMPS), and Affiliated Lecturers Andrew Arthur, Dr Geoffrey Webber, Dr Edward Wickham and Dr Silas Woolston. Other leading contributors include College Directors of Music, the conductors and music directors of the many ensembles in Cambridge, composers in residence, the large complement of performance teachers either in Cambridge itself or in London and elsewhere, and so on. Together, this ‘team’ has as many members as several music colleges put together. It is one of many reasons why Cambridge has an unrivalled reputation as a world-leading centre for music, and it is also why so many of its graduates – in Music as well as in other subjects – develop highly successful careers as instrumentalists or singers.

Find out more about those leading the performance community in the Faculty of Music and beyond.

Distinguished professional performers with Cambridge backgrounds

Church musicians
Malcolm Archer
Martin Baker
Kenneth Bowen
Stephen Cleobury
Alan Gray
James O’Donnell
Simon Preston
Geoffrey Shaw
Thomas Trotter
Jonathan Willcocks
John Alldis
Sir Richard Armstrong
David Atherton
Stephen Barlow
Stephen Cleobury
Nicholas Collon
Paul Daniel
Sir Andrew Davis
Sir Mark Elder
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Edward  Gardner
Andrew Griffiths
Daniel Harding
Graeme J. Jenkins
Stephen  Layton
Raymond Leppard
Andrew Manze
Nicholas McGegan
Sir Roger Norrington
Christopher Page
David Parry
Geoffrey Paterson
Clement Power
Jeffrey Tate
Robin Ticciati
Rory Macdonald
Richard Egarr
Jeremy Barlow
Margaret Faultless
Joanna MacGregor
Andrew Mariner
Malcolm Martineau
Martin Outram
Ernst Pauer
Antony Pay
Tom Poster
John Spiers
Simon Standage
Art Themen
Susan Tomes
Roger Vignoles
Huw Watkins
Roger Garland
Popular music
Pete Atkin
Leslie Bricusse
Fred Frith
Noel Gay
Charlie Gillett
Charles Hart
Eric Idle
Kimberley Rew
Ian Bostridge
Simon  Carrington
Andrew Carwood
Michael Chance
Nick Drake
James Gilchrist
Simon Keenlyside
Andrew Kennedy
Mark Padmore
John Potter
Jonathan Rathbone
Stephen Varcoe
David Wilson-Johnson
Nigel D. Rogers
Stewart Wilson
Some recent Music graduates (with matriculation year)
Greg Drott, piano
Alexander Soares, piano
Charlie Siem, violin

Chad Kelly, keyboards
Mateusz Borowiak, piano
Richard Uttley, piano

Kate Whitley, composition
Rachel Stroud, violin
Matthew Fletcher, piano/accompaniment

Kausikan Rajeshkumar, piano
Finnegan Downie Dear, piano
Ian Tindale, piano/accompaniment
Matthew Sandy, tenor
Nicholas Mogg, baritone
Bradley Smith, tenor

Misha Mullov Abbado, jazz
Joe Shiner, clarinet
Julian Gregory, tenor

Anne Denholm, harp
Oliver Pashley, clarinet

Ben Comeau, keyboards/jazz/composition
Michael Mofidian, bass
Patrick Milne, piano
Joy Lisney, cello/composition
Michael Buchanan , trombone
Helen Charlston, mezzo-soprano
Jâms Coleman, piano
Alexander Simpson, countertenor
Hiroshi Amako, tenor

Eleanor Kornas, piano
Chloe Allison, recorder
Edward Picton-Turbervill, organ
Ben Glassberg, conducting