Tony Alcock

Section Leader Double Bass

Anthony has previously been Principal double bass of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and section leader with the BBC Now (Wales), BBC SSO (Scotland), Scottish Opera and Co Principal with the Halle.

As a guest Principal he has led all the London symphony orchestras (LSO, LPO, Philharmonia and BBC SO) and also takes part in commercial film sessions.
His solo career has included recordings of concerti for BBC Radio 3 & Radio Scotland including works by Koussevitsky, Bottesini, Van Hal, McGuire and Glynn and a special recording to mark the Koussevitsky Anniversary.

In recital, Anthony's performance and master class were commended in "The Strad" during "partial to Paganini" festival at the Royal Scottish Academy. He plays an English bass by John Lott senior (c.1810) and an Italian bass by Rastelli (1848). As a teacher, he has held positions at Chethams (Manchester), RSAMD (junior & senior) and as a guest at the GSMD and RCM.