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Poppy Beddoe - Clarinet


In much demand as a soloist and a chamber musician, Poppy performs extensively throughout the UK and internationally. Poppy studied Music at King’s College London, graduating in 2014, followed by a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music in 2016.

In 2021 Poppy released her debut album, Soliloquy with Ulysses Arts which features her own transcriptions of Bach and Hildegard of Bingen. The album was a huge success, with several tracks playlisted by both Spotify and Apple Music.

In November 2022 she was a visiting artist at the University of Houston, Texas, where she gave several solo recitals, a masterclass, premièred music commissioned by the university and the Texas New Music Ensemble and gave lectures on her Bach transcriptions and building a freelance career. In late 2022 she recorded a concerto written for her by Matthew Taylor with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. This will be broadcast on BBC Radio Three in 2023 and released on disc by Toccata Classics.

In 2022 she was the Artist in Residence of the Clifton International Music Festival; she is looking forward to repeat engagements there in both 2023 and 2024.

She is looking forward to upcoming engagements in Sofia, Cambridge, Bristol, London, Cheltenham, New York and France in 2023 and 2024.

Poppy teaches at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music and also works extensively with the Academy’s Widening Participation team to make classical music more accessible to all.

Poppy is the Artistic Director of the Berkshire Chamber Music Festival and an annual concert series in the South of France.

She is grateful for the support of the Talent Unlimited Charity, the Malcolm Arnold Trust and the Nicholas Boas Foundation.

updated January 2023