Poppy Beddoe completed her MA in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in 2016, studying with Chris Richards and Timothy Lines, after a BA in Music from King’s College London (studying with Angela Malsbury at RAM). She is now pursuing a freelance career, with engagements ranging from solo performance through chamber music to orchestral work. She is a busy chamber musician: principal clarinet of the Temple Ensemble – founded by her in 2013, and supported by the Nicholas Boas Trust and the John Ireland Trust – and clarinettist for the Labuschagne Quartet. Her solo work includes Weber Clarinet Concerto no.1 with the Cambridge Graduate Orchestra in 2016, Weber Clarinet Concerto no. 2 as the winner of the KCL Concerto prize as well as regular London recitals and collaborations with singers. She has considerable orchestral experience – ranging from playing E flat clarinet in the RAM Symphony Orchestra under both Edward Gardner (Elgar Et exspecto...) and Sir Mark Elder (Shostakovitch 6) to principal clarinet for the Sinfonia d’Amici in Madama Butterfly in 2017 and projects with the Street Orchestra of London – as well as performance on the historical clarinet (principal) under Margaret Faultless.
She looks forward to a year full of opportunities, including concerts with Temple Ensemble at the Faversham Music Club in late 2017, with Labuschagne Quartet at the Barnes Music Festival and the Clifton International Festival of Music Festival in 2018, solo recitals in venues such as St James’s Piccadilly and St. Pancras Church, and performing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Strand Chamber Orchestra in February 2018.
Poppy is grateful for the support from Talent Unlimited.