This February, RPO Resound is delighted to be collaborating with visually impaired musician, composer and creative leader Adrian Lee as they once again join forces with the Royal Society for Blind Children for an exciting music project for young people with vision impairments.
Adrian, a founding member of The British Paraorchestra, will work alongside Workshop Leader Natasha Zielazinski and musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) to inspire young people from all musical backgrounds to produce and perform brand new music on the theme of “Telling Our Story”.
Tonight we are very pleased to welcome Sophie Mather to the First Violin section!
Sophie Mather comes from Wigan in Lancashire and is thrilled to now be a member of the RPO. She studied with Richard Deakin at the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music, later moving to London to study for an MA at the Royal Academy of Music with Clio Gould, graduating with Distinction in 2010.
We are delighted to welcome Jean-Baptiste Toselli on No.5 Cello.
After studying the cello with Etienne Peclard, Jean-Baptiste Toselli joined the class of Marc Coppey and Ysaye Quartet in Paris. In 2007, he studied with Louise Hopkins and had coaching with Belcea Quartet at Guildhall School of Music and Drama of London from where he graduated with distinction.
Before joining the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean-Baptiste Toselli has played for the National Paris Opera, National Orchestra of Bordeaux, National Orchestra of Ile de France, and was also guest principal cello for the Pau Orchestra and the Paris Chamber Orchestra.