Beatrice Newman – Cello

Beatrice completed her Master of Arts degree in cello performance from the Royal Academy of Music in 2013, having studied with Guy Johnston.  She graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2011 with a first class degree, studying with Kathryn Price.

Beatrice is now a successful freelance musician, regularly performing across the UK and Europe.  She is a member of the Mavron Quartet; performing recitals, delivering workshops alongside the CAVATINA Chamber Music scheme, recording and collaborating with new composers and artists in the UK, Europe and Russia.

Beatrice has spent six years on the Live Music Now scheme, and is passionate about performing and delivering workshops as a new experience across all ages.  She is regular freelance member of many small ensembles and has performed at many high profile events across the UK including the NATO summit (2014) and the opening of Welsh Assembly – WMC (2011).

Solo engagements have seen her perform the Elgar and Haydn C concertos, Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto in Madrid, as well as recitals across the UK.  In 2007 she was awarded ‘Bath Young Musician of the Year’, and the ‘Luis Bertrand Scholarship’ after 6 years on the ‘Curso Internacional de Musica Mastisse’ Summer Course, Madrid.  In 2011 she was awarded the ‘Friends of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’ prize upon graduation.

As a freelance orchestral musician, Beatrice has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru, British Sinfonietta, Welsh Pops Orchestra and Cinematic Sinfonia, across the UK and Europe.  Session work and tours include BBC2 (‘How we won the War’),  S4C (‘Heno’), Radio Wiltshire, Three London Planes, The Gentle Good, John Owen Jones, Pink Martini, Katherine Jenkins, John Cale, Alfie Boe, TRextasy Acoustic Tour, Jack Dean & Company and the Cinematic Orchestra.

Beatrice plays a 19th Centuary German cello – her bow is by John Stagg.