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Tracey Connell - CASS Secretary

Tracey is delighted to have been recently been appointed Secretary of CASSGB. Tracey’s musical background is in singing, performing with various choirs around the country, as chorus member and/or soloist and regularly goes to Ypres in Belgium to take part in Armistice and Royal British Legion events with The Dartford Choir. Tracey w [ ... ]

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Sarah Watts

Dr Sarah Watts is an award winning British Clarinettist who has gained an international reputation for her work as a solo bass clarinettist. Her work both as a soloist and with her various chamber ensembles has led to numerous CD releases and invitations to perform all over the world. She performs with many ensembles including Hard Rain i [ ... ]

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Richard Slack - Finance Director

Richard Slack studied at Cambridge University and after 20 years raising his children has now started a career doing accounting and book-keeping, largely in the charitable, "not-for-profit" and arts sectors. He has been the Finance Manager at the National Opera Studio since 2011. He joined CASS as Finance Director in 2016. Richard is pass [ ... ]

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Adrian Connell

Adrian has worked in the UK music publishing business for nearly thirty years and during this time has worked for Faber Music Ltd in various roles and is currently Sales and Marketing Manager at Universal Edition (London) Ltd. As a musician Adrian learnt Clarinet and Saxophone at Henry Compton School and went on to study a joint BA degre [ ... ]

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Stephanie Reeve - Librarian and events and reviews Sub-Editor

Stephanie Reeve studied clarinet with Nicholas Bucknall at Trinity College of Music winning prizes for chamber music and woodwind performance. As a soloist and chamber musician she has performed at many venues all over the UK, has worked as a session musician and played for many theatre productions. Now based in Cambridgeshire Stephanie w [ ... ]

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Andrew Smith - Membership Secretary and Website Officer

Andrew Smith studied the clarinet at the Royal Northern College of Music and now works in the North East of England as a player and teacher. He is a founder member of the contemporary music ensemble IXION with whom he has played at Contemporary Music Festivals throughout Europe, as well as broadcasting many times for BBC Radio 3. He also [ ... ]

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John MacKenzie

John joined CASS in the early 1970's and has served as company secretary, treasurer and secretary. He was born and educated in London and studied clarinet and piano at the Royal Academy of Music, the Colchester Institute of Performing Arts and the Trent Park College of Education. He holds graduate and postgraduate qualifications from the [ ... ]

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James Rae

James Rae was born on Tyneside in 1957. He studied clarinet, bass clarinet, piano and composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1975-79. His professors were Yona Ettlinger, Stephen Trier, Meriel Jefferson and Patric Standford respectively. Since leaving the Guildhall, James Rae has pursued a highly successful and varied [ ... ]

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Christopher Walters - Magazine Editor

Christopher Walters took up the clarinet at the age of 12, playing with several Northamptonshire youth ensembles over the years that followed. He then pursued undergraduate studies at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, followed by freelance orchestral and theatre work and teaching in schools around in London. Over the course of [ ... ]

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Richard Ingham - President

Richard Ingham studied music at York University, and enjoys a busy and varied career which combines composition, teaching and performance. Richard Ingham has an international reputation as a leader in his field and is in great demand across the UK and abroad as a performer and teacher, as well as receiving regular composition commissions [ ... ]

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Janet Hilton - President

Clarinettist Janet Hilton has long enjoyed worldwide recognition through her extensive series of recordings for Chandos, ASV, EMI, BBC Classics, Clarinet Classics and Naxos and appearances in many countries. She is best known as a soloist and in chamber music but her diverse career has encompassed orchestral playing and teaching. Througho [ ... ]

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Rob Buckland - Vice President

ROB BUCKLAND is internationally acclaimed as one of the most distinctive and versatile Saxophonists of his generation. Appearing as concerto and recital soloist, with his Equivox Trio (with pianist Peter Lawson and percussionist Simone Rebello), and with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, Rob performs throughout the UK, Europe and Japan. Recen [ ... ]

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Paul Harvey - Vice President

Paul Harvey was born in Sheffield in 1935 and started playing the clarinet at the age of 11. He went on to become a member of the National Youth Orchestra, and then gained a scholarship to go the Royal College of Music in 1952, where he studied clarinet with Frederick Thurston and Ralph Clarke, and also composition with John Addison. Afte [ ... ]

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Charles Hine - Vice President

Charles Hine studied clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music where he received numerous awards including the Geoffrey Hawkes Prize for Clarinet, the Lady Holland Prize for Composition and the Recital Diploma. During his studies he won the "Young Musician" Award for South East England and has since been honoured with an ARAM. Since the earl [ ... ]

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Kyle Horch - Vice President

Kyle Horch studied in Chicago at Northwestern University (Bmus, MMus), where he learned with Frederick Hemke. He was awarded a BP North America Scholarship in 1986-7 to pursue postgraduate study at the GSMD in London, where he learned with Stephen Trier. As a student and young professional musician, he won prizes in numerous competitions [ ... ]

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Andrew Marriner - Vice President

Andrew Marriner has held the position of principal clarinet in the London Symphony Orchestra since 1986, when he succeeded the late Jack Brymer. During his orchestral career Andrew has maintained a presence on the worldwide solo concert platform, in the field of chamber music, and as a teacher. Andrew first played with the LSO in 1977 und [ ... ]

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Linda Merrick - Vice President

Linda holds the position of Principal and Professor at the RNCM, and UK representative for Howarth Clarinets. She has an international profile as a clarinet soloist, recording artist and clinician. Her catalogue of over 20 solo CD recordings includes new concertos by Gary Carpenter, Nigel Clarke, Martin Ellerby, Kit Turnbull and Guy Woolf [ ... ]

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