Where are they now?

Here are just a few of our alumni who are leaders or principals of both national and international orchestras with the first course that they participated in at the alumni as students, guest teachers or course directors. If you would like to be added to the list please email Megan Peel on alumni@aldeburgh.co.uk

Gonzalo Acosta (Felix Andrievsky Masterclass for violinists, 1986) is the Associate Leader of the English National Opera Orchestra

David Alberman (Snape Maltings Training Orchestra with Rostropovich conducting, 1978) is principal second violin, LSO

Emily Beynon (Guest teacher, French Song and Chamber Music of the 20th Century, 2003) is principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Ivor Bolton (Bach and Handel, 1982) is the Chief Conductor of the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg

John Chillingworth (3rd Academy of String Quartets, with Guadagnini Quartet, 1979) is principal cello, English National Opera

Malcolm Critten (member of the original Snape Maltings Training Orchestra, 1977) is principal viola, Northern Sinfonia

Florian Donderer (String Quartets, with Tetra Quartet, 1991) is concertmaster of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Margaret Faultless (BPO for Owen Wingrave, 1984), is co-leader of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Eiko Furasawa (Max Rostal masterclass for solo violin, 1976) is leader, Tonhalle Orchester

Tim Gill (4th International Academy of Piano Trios with Artur Balsam) is principal cello, London Sinfonietta

Stephanie Gonley (Shostakovich String Quartets with Vellinger Quartet, 1991) is leader of the English Chamber Orchestra

Milan Vitek, 3rd International Academy of String Quartets 1979

Rachel Gough (Bach, 1981) is the Principal Bassoon with the London Symphony Orchestra

David Greenlees (11th International Academy of String Quartets with White Quartet, 1987) is section leader viola, Tonhalle Orchester

Tim Hugh (3rd International Academy of Piano Trios, 1982) is Principal Cellist with the London Symphony Orchestra

Gareth Hulse (Guest Teacher, Wind Ensemble course, 2001) is principal oboe of the London Sinfonietta

Kyra Humphreys (BPO for the 43rd Festival, 1990) is co-leader of the Northern Sinfonia

Katherine Hunka (Masterclass for violin with Ira Haendel, 1993) is leader, Irish Chamber Orchestra

Laurence Jackson (Felix Andrievsky Masterclass for violinists, 1986) is the leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Jonathan Kelly (BPO for Il re pastore at the Aldeburgh Festival, 1991) is principal oboe, Berlin Philharmonic

Michelle Kim (Max Rostal Masterclass for violin and viola, 1990) is the Assistant Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic

Peter Manning (Artur Balsam Piano Chamber Music masterclass, 1978) is Artistic Director and Conductor of Manning Camerata, Music Director and Conductor of Musica Vitae Sweden, and Concertmaster at the Royal Opera House

Barnaby Robson (BPO Turn of the Screw, 1993) is principal clarinet of the Philharmonia Orchestra

Hugh Maguire, Max Rostal and participants of the Masterclasses for Violin and Viola, 1989

Jacqueline Shave (2nd Academy of Piano Trios, Beaux Arts Trio, 1981) is leader of Britten Sinfonia

Morag Stewart (William Pleeth's cello masterclass for solo string players, 1984) is principal cello for the Ulster Orchestra

Nicola Sweeney (BPO leader, Albert Herring, 2005) is assistant leader for the Irish Chamber Orchestra

Andrew Storey (Piano Chamber Music masterclass with Jaaken Trio, 1991) is principal second violin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Nigel Thomas (Snape Maltings Training Orchestra, 1981) is Principal Percussion with the London Symphony Orchestra

Michael Thompson (Guest Teacher Solo and Chamber Horn Music, 2001) is principal horn, London Sinfonietta

Markus Tomasi (Chamber Music II with Norbert Brainin, 1982) is the Leader of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Edward Vanderspar (Max Rostal's masterclass for solo violin and viola, 1976) is joint principal viola for the London Symphony Orchestra

Vicci Wardman (String Quartets with the Sorrell Quartet, 1991) is principal viola, Philharmonia Orchestra

Christopher Yates (Bruno Giuranna Masterclass for viola players, 1986) is the co-section leader for violas of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra