News Story

We're delighted to welcome Daichi Yoshimura as Tutti Viola. Daichi joins us from the opening of the 23-24 Season, so please do join us in welcoming him at Kazuki conducts Verdi Requiem.

Photograph of Daichi Yoshimura.

Daichi Yoshimura

Daichi worked with us most recently for the Japan tour, he has been busy freelancing around the country and most notably has been a fellow at the Philharmonia as part of the Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship.

Aside from orchestral playing, Daichi has a particular interest in contemporary music, specifically solo viola repertoire and gave the premiere of Sohrab Uduman’s ‘Elogia’ in 2021. He also has a deep love for chamber music and has collaborated with esteemed artists such as Andrés Diaz, Masumi Rostad and members of the St. Lawrence and Borromeo Quartets.

News from the Double Bass section

Headshot of double bassist Aisling Reilly. Aisling is stood with her double bass.

Aisling Reilly

We're thrilled that Aisling Reilly has agreed to stay on with the Orchestra for another 6 months.

Since graduating in 2018, Aisling has performed as a freelance musician with orchestras around the UK. In 2020, Aisling started working as sub-principal double bass with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland on a short-term contract and she has recently moved back to Birmingham to work with the CBSO.

Photograph of Tom Neil smiling and holding a double bass

Tom Neil

Tom Neil will join us for a 6-month contract as a Tutti Double Bass from February 2024.

Since graduating, Tom has enjoyed a varied freelance career, performing with many ensembles such as the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, CBSO, RTE NSO, BBC Philharmonic, Birmingham Royal Ballet & Scottish Opera (McOpera).