Brighton born cellist Oliver Mansfield currently combines a freelance career performing recitals, orchestral concerts, chamber concerts, broadcasting on TV with an ever growing teaching practice.
He studied with Alison Moncrieff-Kelly at the East Sussex Academy of Music before being awarded a full scholarship to study at Birmingham Conservatoire with John Todd and Catherine Ardagh-Walter. During his time at the Conservatoire he was principal of the Symphony and Sinfonietta orchestras as well as performing chamber music and new compositions. Upon graduating with a BMus(Hons) degree Oliver was awarded with the Principal's Prize. Since then he has gone on to study privately with Sue Lowe gaining an LTCL Recital Diploma with Distinction, as well as becoming a Fellow of Trinity College London.
He has regularly attended the International Cello Gathering courses and has had masterclasses with Alexander Baillie, Adrian Brendel, Pierre Doumenge, Louise Hopkins, Tim Lowe, Matthew Lowe, Raphael Wallfisch, Schubert Ensemble, Carducci, Coull, Dante, Maggini and Sorrel quartets. In 2011 Oliver joined the String Time programme at Junior Trinity as a cello, musicianship and chamber music tutor. Since then Oliver has founded and artistically directs the annual St. Dunstan's College Cello Day.
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