Poppy Beddoe is a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music where she was supported by the Kathleen Trust. She studied with Chris Richards, Tim Lines, Laurent Ben Silmane and Chi-Yu Mo as well as historical clarinet with Eric Hoeprich. Whilst at the Academy, Poppy was lucky to work with esteemed conductors such as Sir Mark Elder and Edward Gardener and participated in masterclasses with Andrew Marriner, Patrick Messina, Paul Dean and Rob Ault. In 2016 she was highly commended in the Buffet Crampon Clarinet Prize.
Poppy is a keen chamber musician and in 2014 formed the Temple Ensemble, a mixed chamber group which has a core of 8 players: string quartet, double bass, horn, bassoon and clarinet. The ensemble expands and contracts according to their chosen repertoire. The group were semi-finalists in the Royal Overseas League Competition 2016 and have recently played in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Gloucester Cathedral, St Stephen Walbrook and Conques Abbey. She is also a member of the newly formed Labuschagne Quartet who formed after collaborating on Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps. Poppy regularly collaborates with singers and other wind players as well as playing with orchestras in and around London. A recent highlight was performing with Ferrier Prize winner, Gemma Summerfield at the Stratford on Avon Music Festival.
Poppy is grateful to the Royal Academy of Music for the loan of a pair of Bangham Grenser Clarinets.