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Michelle Falcon

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I am a freelance viola player with a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and the LTCL Performance Diploma with Distinction. I have extensive experience in performing solo, chamber and orchestral music.

Professional/Freelance/Extra Work:

English Symphony Orchestra
Bristol Ensemble
British Sinfonietta
Three Spires Orchestra
London Arte Chamber Orchestra
Bath Philharmonia
Bath Baroque – period instruments
Bath Concertino – Principal Viola
Orchestra of St John’s – Principal Viola
Bath Spa, Southampton & Primavera String Quartet – weddings, corporate functions, public concerts
Variations Choral Society – France

I have played with numerous orchestras, pit bands, chamber ensembles and choral societies. I deputise for other string quartets and I give regular duo recitals with my pianist.

Recent Performance Highlights:

Session work for the BBC documentary on the ‘Dambusters’
Soloist for Holst ‘Lyric Movement’ with Bath Concertino
Quartet part for Elgar Introduction & Allegro with Bath Concertino
Lake District Summer Music Festival performing Bax ‘Legend’ for viola & piano
Soloist for Oadby & Wigston Civic Orchestra performing Hoffmeister Viola Concerto
Bath International Music Festival – Schubert ‘Rosamunde’ String Quartet No 13
Wells Music Festival – Dvorak Piano Quintet
Duo Recital for Wiltshire Rural Music School – Brahms, Beethoven, Bach
Lake District Summer Music Festival – Public Masterclass with Yuko Inoue performing Martinu Sonata for viola & piano
Soloist for Hindemith ‘Trauermusik’, Larsson Viola Concertino & Walton Viola Concertos

Education & Professional Development:

Qualifications: PGDip Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
LTCL Performance Diploma with Distinction
CTABRSM Certificate of Teaching
Teachers: Martin Humbey (ASMF) John Stein (WNO) Lucy Gould
Coaching: Badke, Emperor, Chilingirian, Skampa & Kuss Quartets; Gould Piano Trio; Julia Bishop
Courses: Rehearsal Orchestra, York Orchestral Course Society, Lake District Summer Music Academy, Easter Orchestral Course
Masterclasses: Garfield Jackson, Martin Outram, Suzy Meszaros, Yuko Inoue

Teaching:

Private teaching practice
Senior Instrumental Teacher with Bath & North East Somerset Music Service
String Days Summer School – Teacher and Project Manager
Outreach Educational Project (RWCMD)
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I have played with Michelle on several occasions and cannot recommend her highly enough. Her technical ability speaks for itself. What makes her truly exceptional is her musical sensitivity and insight, combined with a purity and warmth of tone that is such a rarity on the viola. She is a joy to work with, both musically and personally.
byTim Robb,
Michelle Falcon's performance of Holst's serene Lyric Movement for viola and chamber orchestra was one of the highlights of the concert given by Bath Concertino on October 6. Her sound technique and pure intonation allowed her to capture the many moods of this piece and inspired the orchestra to accompany her with great sensitivity. Her solo as part of the quartet in Elgar's Introduction and Allegro was beautifully played.