Soloists
2021 - 2022 Season

Sophie Rosa
Sophie Rosa

Sophie Rosa enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. She has performed across the UK as a recitalist in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and Bridgewater Hall and has appeared as soloist with orchestras including Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Manchester Camerata.

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Ian Betteridge
Ian Betteridge

Ian is no stranger the the NSSO, having played with us for a while, before heading to study at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester. After his studies he played with brass bands and orchestras across the world.

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Four wind instruments
Four wind instruments

Paul Sellers - Horn Richard Griffiths - Clarinet Catherine Gibson - Bassoon Charmian Baskeyfield - Oboe

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Robert Thompson
Robert Thompson

Photo: Kaupo Kikkas Robert is equally at home as soloist and chamber musician. Recent engagements included solo appearances Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, the Leeds and Nottingham International Piano Series, and chamber music performances at Wigmore Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Hong Kong and South Korea. He has performed widely as a concerto soloist in repertoire ranging from Mozart to Shostakovich. He is Assistant Director of Music (Performance) & Head of Keyboard at Christ's Hospital School.

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