The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Fellowship, which has no upper age limit, offers musicians a unique, immersive professional orchestral experience, both on and off the stage over the course of a year. The four musicians appointed as Fellowship Musicians for the 2022/23 season are:
Cameron Chin-See (Trumpet)
Sponsored by Jean Oglesby
Cameron Chin-See is an up-and-coming trumpet player from Wolverhampton, currently in his final year of the three-year intensive BMus course at the Royal Northern College of Music. In 2022-23, Cameron will be a Postgraduate student there. Cameron has enjoyed a successful final year at the RNCM, becoming a Gold Medal finalist and winning the Principal Trumpet seat in the RNCM Symphony Orchestra.
He is starting to launch a freelance career for himself around the North West, working with other professional orchestras such as the Halle and Opera North. Cameron became interested in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Fellowship, as it opens up the opportunity to work with a world-class orchestra on a scale no other scheme allows.
He is excited to work with the wonderful team that are the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra brass section and alongside such renowned conductors as Domingo Hindoyan and Vasily Petrenko.
Matthew Brett (Percussion)
Sponsored by the Thriplow Charitable Trust
Matthew is originally from Cheshire, but now lives in London where he studies at the Royal Academy of Music. Having started off as a drummer in local bands, he soon became interested in orchestral music and joined various youth programmes, including the National Youth Orchestra.
Now, three years into his Undergraduate degree, he is excited to be turning an absolute passion into a career. He applied to the Emerging Musicians Fellowship not only with the aim of developing his personal playing skills, but also to gain an invaluable, behind-the-scenes insight into the life and work of a professional musician. Matthew says that he is really thrilled to have this opportunity to develop into a young professional and learn from some of the best!
Angus Bain (Violin)
Sponsored by Tim Jones in memory of Julia and Fenton Arts Trust
Angus is a violinist based in London. After studying engineering at the University of Cambridge, he made the decision to pursue a career as a musician and recently graduated with a Masters degree from the Royal Academy of Music, having studied with Philippe Honore.
He has since started freelancing around the UK, working with the BBC Philharmonic, Hallé and Royal Opera House Orchestras, and was recently offered a trial with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He applied for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Fellowship to work with, and get to know, a group of excellent professional musicians whilst honing his playing in orchestral, chamber and audition environments. He is really looking forward to getting involved with the various educational projects on offer, learning more about the organisational side of the orchestra, and exploring the benefits of the performance & wellbeing programme.
Rachael Watson (Flute)
Sponsored by Robin Bloxsidge & Nick Riddle – The Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust
Rachael is a flautist originally from Aberdeen. She is currently in her first year of postgraduate study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the “Orchestral Artistry” Masters course, in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra. Her current tutors are Sarah Newbold, Gareth Davies and Christopher Green. She is an alumnus of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, where she studied with Laura Jellicoe and Janet Richardson, and graduated in 2021 with a First-Class Honours degree.
As part of the Orchestral Artistry Masters degree, Rachael has had the opportunity to work closely with members of the London Symphony Orchestra, participating in rehearsals, side-by-side projects and outreach work with the LSO Discovery department. In 2021, Rachael was successful in gaining a position on the Hallé Orchestra Professional Experience Scheme, and as a freelancer she has performed with the English Symphony Orchestra.
Rachael is thrilled to have received a place on the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Emerging Musicians Fellowship programme, and she is excited to continue her development by gaining further experience of working in a professional environment, learning new repertoire, and building a relationship with the Orchestra.