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Image of Adrian BradburyAdrian Bradbury – Cello

Adrian Bradbury began playing the cello at the age of seven and became a principal player of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. After studying Veterinary Science and Music at Churchill College, Cambridge he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, after which he continued his studies in Berlin with Berlin Philharmonic solo-cellist Goetz Teutsch.

He has performed concertos in seven European countries, and is in demand as guest principal with orchestras such as London Sinfonietta and the Royal Philharmonic.

He makes regular chamber music broadcasts on BBC Radio with The Composers Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Jane’s Minstrels, Chamber Domaine, Endymion, Trio Gemelli, Scottish Ensemble and Touchwood piano quartet – such concerts involve repeated appearances at the Wigmore Hall, the South Bank and the Carnegie Hall, together with major festivals (Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, City of London, Spitalfields, Huddersfield, Orkney, Nuremberg, Turku and Aarhus) and the BBC Promenade chamber music season. He has recorded on CD with all these groups (gaining “Editor’s Choice” in Gramophone and ‘CD of the Month’ in the Daily Telegraph).

Adrian is regularly invited to be Cello Professor for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and to teach and examine cello students at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he is also Music and Science Coordinator. Adrian also holds a degree in natural science from Cambridge University and has collaborated with neuroscientists in studies on behavioural and neurological changes in string players during performances.