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Sally Bartholomew

Sally studied the bassoon at the Royal Northern College of Music where she won bassoon and chamber music prizes.  

She has played with a range of orchestras in the UK including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. Sally has played chamber music with the London Concertante and Chamberhouse Winds, including a recital at the Wigmore Hall.  

She is currently principal bassoon with the Bristol Ensemble, with a busy schedule of concerts in the Bristol area, and also plays with the Sarum Chamber Orchestra and the British Sinfonietta.  

Sally moved to Cornwall in 2019 and now lives at Jopes Mill, near Liskeard, where she and her husband are setting up a range of music activities, including an annual music festival and regular chamber music recitals.  

Since moving to Cornwall Sally has performed with local musicians at the Eden Project, MinackTheatre and Truro Cathedral as well as performing with the Chapel Street Ensemble.