Rehearsal have started for or next concert on June 14th as part of the Sedbergh Festival. This should be a great programme including Rossini's Tankred Overture, Mozart's Oboe concerto with soloist Philip Cull and Schubert's 6th symphony.
Philip was born in Hertfordshire and studied at Trinity College of London where he was awarded ‘The City Livery Prize’ and first prize in the College Chamber Music Competition. After a period of freelancing and teaching in London he moved to the North East of England.
Philip now lives in Stockton on Tees and works as a freelance player throughout the Northeast and beyond. He has appeared with groups including the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the English Philharmonic Ensemble with which he has appeared as soloist in the Albinoni concerto in D minor and the Bach Oboe and violin concerto as part of their Candle light Christmas concerts. Chamber music is a very important part of Philip’s musical life. He has recently taken part in the first concert of a newly formed baroque group called the Pepusch Trio which has been formed to perform trio sonatas written for; flute, oboe and harpsichord.
He teaches the oboe at Durham and Newcastle Universities, works for the North Yorkshire music service and Yarm School.
Philip is very much looking forward to playing the Mozart oboe concert. It is a bright cheerful piece with a glorious slow movement.