In association with
Mr Richard Ion


Richard is a professional freelance bassoonist based in Manchester, UK. Having graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2014, he performs with numerous professional orchestras and ensembles across Britain, as well as abroad.
Orchestral experience includes- Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Principal Bassoon Trial), BBC Philharmonic (2nd bassoon extra), Hallé Orchestra (guest principal bassoon and 2nd bassoon extra), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2nd bassoon extra), Opera North (2nd bassoon extra), Northern Chamber Orchestra (guest principal bassoon), Sinfonia Viva (guest principal bassoon), Scottish Chamber Orchestra (3rd bassoon extra), European Union Youth Orchestra (2013/2014).
Solo work includes- The Hummel bassoon concerto in F Major with Northumberland Youth Symphony Orchestra, Eric Fogg's D Major concerto with the RNCM Chamber Orchestra, and several recitals with piano aswell as chamber ensembles.

Richard is currently on trial with:
RTE National Symphony Orchestra, for the position of Associate Principal Bassoon
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, for the position of Second Bassoon

Contact Richard

Address: Manchester
Greater Manchester
M4 7BH
Phone: 07845641892
Mobile: 07845641892
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £24.00

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