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Alan Asquith
Joined Northern Ballet in 1987 Performed with CSBO, RLPO, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Orchestra, Northern Chamber Orchestra. Highlights include playing Mozart clarinet Concerto in Aix-en-Provence Festival, performance of Shepherd on the Rock with Sally Matthews and performances of Peter Grimes with Mark Padmore and Die Walkure with Susan Bullock and Sir John Tomlinson. Born in Derby Lives in Manchester Studied at Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal Northern College of Music.
Became a regular member of Northern Ballet in 2002 In 1978 was appointed as a teacher by the Tirana Conservatory. Repertoire as a soloist with orchestra in Albania embraced concertos (such as Bruch, Lalo, Beethoven, Brahms Double, Beethoven Triple, Chausson-Poeme) and sonatas from Bach to Prokofiev, as well as many modern Albanian works. In England continued career as a soloist and orchestra player.
Joanne Rozario
Began career with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and was lucky enough to play in the ‘Sunset Ceremony’ which marked Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule. Spent four years in Hong Kong and then moved to Dubau in South Africa where she shared a stage with Nelson Mandela. Fortunate enough to retain my links with South Africa and regularly return for recital tours of the country – and also a bit of game viewing on the side! Born in London Lives in London Studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London
Helen Boardman
Joined Northern Ballet in 1998 Performed with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera North, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Lancashire Sinfonietta, Northern Sinfonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Ballet, Welsh National Opera, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet. Born in Morecambe, Lancashire Lives on the Wirral Where did you study: Royal Academy of Music, London
Rick Scoates
Joined Northern Ballet in 1981. Performed with Scarborough Spa, Northern Sinfonia, Philharmonia, English National Opera, BBC Concert, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallȇ, Opera North, Bournemouth Symphony, Welsh National Opera, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Concerto with EOEO, Northern Ballet Sinfonia and Northern Sinfonia. Born in Eastleigh, Hants. Lives in Glasgow. Studied at Guildhall. Studied at Guildhall School of Music, University of Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music.
John Melbourne
Joined Northern Ballet in 1994. Has freelanced with all major orchestras in the North of England. Born in Hampshire. Lives in Wilmslow. Studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. Enjoys running, watching football and reading.
Ian Hood
Timpanist with Manchester Camerata – recently recorded Beethoven Symphony cycle with them. Playing in Berlin Philharmonic Hall with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Many different concerts (including Proms) with BBC Philharmonic. Born in Nottingham. Lives in Bramhall, South Manchester. Studied at Royal Northern College of Music with timpanist of Hallé. Enjoys gardening, reading, theatre visits, good food and listening to music. 
Barry Collarbone
Joined Northern Ballet in January 1995. Played trumpet for Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Welsh National Opera, Northern Sinfonia, Scottish Opera, Scottish Ensemble, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Founder member of Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Orchestra manager of Scottish Chamber Orchestra, adminitrator Orchestra Da Camera, general manager City of Oxford Orchestra. General Manager at The Stables Theatre (Wavendon Allmusic Plan). Born in Lemsford. Lives in Milton Keynes. Studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Joined Northern Ballet in 1988. Principal bass with Scarborough Spa Orchestra since 1988. Born in Coventry. Lives in Snainton near Scarborough. Studied at Chethams School of Music, Manchester and 4 years at Royal Northern College of Music Enjoys running and keeping fit.
Joined Northern Ballet in September 1995. Played regularly with BBC Philharmonic performing at the 'proms'. Toured with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Hallȇ, Manchester Camerata, Northern Sinfonia, Northern Chamber Orchestra and BBC Scottish. Born in Jersey, Channel Islands. Lives in Bramhall, Cheshire. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Enjoys cooking and fine wine.


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