For 2024, we’re pleased to welcome as tutors: Theresa Caudle (Artistic Director),
Clare Beesley, Zoë Cartlidge, Mark Caudle, Daniel Collins, Satoko Doi-
Baroque Week has an unusually high tutor–student ratio amongst early music summer courses. We could have as many as twenty chamber music groups in a session, and each group can still receive tuition for at least half the session. The tutors also combine to give a concert at the course on Wednesday evening.
Theresa Caudle’s career started on the cornett as a teenager, when she became leader
of The London Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble. She subsequently became increasingly
active as a baroque violinist, playing with many of the leading period-
Clare Beesley specializes in historical flutes from Renaissance to Romantic periods
and performs in solo recitals, ensemble and orchestral settings Europe-
Zoë Cartlidge was introduced to the baroque oboe whilst studying modern oboe at the Guildhall School in London, and quickly fell in love with the beautiful sound and feel of the instrument. She had many performance opportunities at the Guildhall on both instruments, from solo and concertante parts with the Guildhall Baroque Orchestra under Pavlo Beznosiuk, to orchestral roles with the London Symphony Orchestra under Simon Rattle. Zoë is passionate about teaching, running a private practice from home in Devon, and freelances around the UK and other European countries, playing regularly with groups such as Canzona, the Istante Collective, the Hanse Band and the Opéra de Baugé Festival Orchestra. She first attended Baroque Week as a Bursary Student in 2015, returned each year as an Assistant Tutor, and was appointed a full tutor in 2021. When she is not playing music, Zoë likes to go walking, taking part in actions protesting social and climate issues, and — her most recent hobby — beekeeping.
Mark Caudle has performed and taught in Britain and Poland for more than 45 years. He is principal bass string player in The Parley of Instruments, St James’s Baroque and Canzona and plays with London Viols, The London Handel Orchestra and The Monteverdi String Band. He has taught at the Academy of Music in Katowice and the Royal College of Music, London (in the 1980’s) and at the Academies in Wrocław and Łódź, as well as on courses such as Cambridge and Benslow. A great number of CD’s recorded in UK and Poland include orchestral, chamber and solo viola da gamba music. For more than 10 years he was principal cellist with the Academy of Ancient Music and a member of Taverner Players, English Consort of Viols, Concerto Copenhagen, Arte dei Suonatori, Concerto Polacco etc. Recent performing and editing projects include the viol in the Far East, new viola da gamba music by JS Bach and the viol music of G.Finger. He gave the first modern performances in London and Poland of newly discovered Sonatas by Abel from the Maltzan collection and has performed the 12 Fantasias for solo viola da gamba by Telemann in concerts in England and Poland. In 2013 he was presented with an Order for services to Polish culture by the Ministry of Culture. He also makes instruments, including violins, cellos, bass violins and bows.
“I feel very fortunate to receive coaching from such an expert team of tutors. Their dedication to achieving
high standards gives us strong motivation to perform to the best of our ability. Theresa provides excellent
leadership throughout the course. All the tutors provide the highest standard of advice.”
Rebecca Miles studied recorder and baroque violin at Trinity College of Music, and in 1987 made her London debut at the Wigmore Hall as winner of the Moeck Medal for solo recorder. She has performed and recorded well over one hundred discs with almost all of the leading London period instrument orchestras, appearing throughout Europe, as well as South America, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. As an obbligato recorder player and violinist she has worked with orchestras including The English Concert, The Sixteen, The Academy of Ancient Music, Collegium Musicum 90, Canzona and The Gabrieli Consort. Most recently she performed in the critically acclaimed orchestra Arcangelo's performances at Glyndebourne and with ENO at The Young Vic. Having recorded concertos with The King’s Consort, The Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment, the Hanover Band and The Brandenburg Consort, she has also recorded solo recorder for film and television. A former Professor of Recorder at Trinity College of Music, she now teaches at Winchester College as well as giving lecture recitals, master classes and examining at the UK Conservatoires.
Peter Collier directs the Manchester-
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Alice Poppleton (Assistant Tutor/Assistant Adminstrator) is a freelance violinist and viola player with an early music specialism. Having received distinctions from both The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and The Royal Academy of Music, Alice is now enjoying a varied career, performing, touring and recording with many leading period ensembles such as: Gabrieli Consort and Players, English Concert, Canzona, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, La Nuova Musica and Hanover Band. Alice is also passionate about community music. In 2020, Alice founded and is now the Director of Thinking Music (shortlisted for the Music and Drama Education Awards 2024), a charity that connects rural primary schools and universities to make music together. Thinking Music is currently based at Bristol University where Alice delivers lectures in community music. Alice is delighted when these threads combine: inclusive chamber music projects for Brighton Early Music Festival, The Wigmore Hall and Brecon Baroque Festival and orchestrally with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Alice loves the rich tapestry of creative projects in her working life.
Lynda Sayce is one of Europe’s leading lutenists with over 100 recordings to her name; in her latest venture, Sounds Historical, she also plays the viol and flute. Lynda read Music at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, then studied lute with Jakob Lindberg at the Royal College of Music. She performs regularly as soloist and continuo player with leading period instrument ensembles worldwide, and is principal lutenist with La Serenissima, The King’s Consort and Ex Cathedra. She directs the lute ensemble Chordophony, whose repertory and instrumentarium are based entirely on her research. Lynda has also performed with many leading modern instrument orchestras and opera companies, and was chosen by Sir Simon Rattle to play lute continuo for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s epic staging of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, performed in Europe and the US. Her discography ranges from some of the earliest surviving lute music to the jazz theorbo part in Harvey Brough’s ‘Requiem in Blue’ and the latest album from Russian folk rock legend Boris Grebenchshikov. She holds a Ph.D for her research on the theorbo, teaches lute and continuo at Birmingham University, and has published widely. www.theorbo.com
Kath Waters (visiting tutor) gained a degree in Performing Arts, majoring in Dance,
at Middlesex Polytechnic and went on to gain the Teachers Certificate for Post-
Daniel Collins is a countertenor and conductor. He was a chorister at Christ Church,
Oxford, and gained a music scholarship to Charterhouse School in Surrey, where he
attained Grade 8 in organ, piano and violin. He was then awarded a choral and academic
scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford. After obtaining a first-
Robert Howarth read music at the University of York and is fast establishing a enviable
reputation as director from the harpsichord and conductor of early and classical
repertoire. He has led a number of programmes with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
such as Messiah in Spain and Moscow; Monteverdi Vespers 1610 (recorded for OAE Released),
The Glory of Venice – Gabrieli and contemporaries -