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Carl Woodcroft

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Carl Woodcroft has performed as guest principal tuba with the orchestra of the English National Ballet, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He has worked under conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Mark Elder, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and James Watson.

Carl has appeared live on BBC radio and television with ensembles at the BBC Proms, the Aldeburgh and Glastonbury Festivals as well as recording with orchestras on the Signum, NMC and Winged Lion labels. Commercially, he has also recorded for Channel 4 and Mica Levi as well as for Will Gregory and Adrian Utley. Alongside this, Carl has been involved in the performance of new music, including world premiere performances of works by composers such as Charlotte Bray, Diana Burrell and Julian Anderson. He has also performed with Video Games Live and Charles Hazlewood's Army of Generals for a tour with the Unthanks and also a documentary for BBC Four.

Carl is a guest teacher at the junior department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and former students have gone on to further study at conservatoire level. He also teaches at Highgate School, London and the Oratory Preparatory School, Reading as well as doing outreach work for the Royal Albert Hall. Carl studied at Royal Holloway and then the Royal Academy of Music where his studies were kindly supported by EMI Music and the South Square Trust. He was a Foyle Future Firsts apprentice with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and also a Britten-Pears Young Artist. Carl was taught by Martin Knowles (ENB) whilst at Royal Holloway and then Patrick Harrild (LSO) and Lee Tsarmaklis (LPO).

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