William Bass

William is a cellist who has been fortunate to play widely across Europe.

As a soloist he has performed concertos by composers as diverse as Vivaldi and Haydn to Dvorak to critical acclaim.

He won a place at the Purcell School where he was the first winner of the J. Parker Memorial prize.

He went on to gain a BA Hons in music before specialising in performance, gaining his PG Dip from the Birmingham Conservatoire.

He also served as principal cellist with the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra also taking part in the desk partnership scheme with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

William studied under Nigel Blomeley and John Todd as well as taking part in master classes with Raphael Wallfisch, Bruno Walter and Clifford Benson. More recently he has received considerable guidance from Alexander Baillie.

As a chamber player he has performed across the South East both as a duo partner and member of various string quartets.  Recent seasons have included performances of Sonatas by Schubert, Brahms and Frank.

As a teacher he has taught the cello at King's School, Rochester and Royal Russell School, Croydon for over 10 years, as well as being on the panel of Surrey Arts as teacher and Ensemble leader.

William plays a fine English cello made by Joseph Royal Powell in 1812.