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Frome Symphony is an exciting amateur orchestra for Frome and the surrounding area of North and East Somerset. Founded in 2001, our main purpose is to provide enjoyment and musical enrichment for players and audiences. We are self-funding, and benefit fro
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Frome Symphony - Welcome
Mark Gateshill Conductor
Conductor | Conductor | Mark Gateshill
Mark Gateshill, Conductor
was born and brought up in South London where he
started studying violin with Helen and Douglas Paterson at the age of ten.
From London his
family moved to Surrey where he
played for several area youth orchestras including Surrey County Youth Orchestra.
He then went on to study Music at the University of Exeter where he led both the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, it was through these ensembles that he was given the opportunity to start conducting on a regular basis - including conducting the Chamber Orchestra on their tour of Estonia.
On graduating, Mark
took up a post as a Graduate Music Assistant at Wells Cathedral School
for two years.
Mark is currently Head of Strings at Bristol Cathedral Choir School where he teaches violin, coaches chamber music and conducts the String Orchestra.
also conducts the county youth orchestra for North Somerset Music Service, the North Somerset Sinfonia.
Mark is also a member of the funky horn, violin and oboe trio Ensemble3, who specialise in outreach and community based projects.
In September 2009 Mark
took up conducting posts with Frome Symphony
and Winscombe Orchestra
This is all combined with playing regularly throughout the region as a freelance violinist.
Winscombe Orchestra - About us
At present we perform in the Meeting House at Sidcot School, All Saints' Church in Weston-super-Mare, and at the Church of the Holy Cross in Mark on the Somerset Levels.
This year our 35th Summer concert will be part of the Winscombe Summer Festival with a suitable and familiar programme.
We are entirely self-funding, and also contribute to charitable causes.
Our very enthusiastic conductor, Mark Gateshill, was appointed in September 2009.
He has extensive professional experience as a conductor, player, and music teacher.
expert guidance we are playing exciting programmes and increasing our audiences.
Frome Festival | Event
In a unique collaboration we join the forces of Baths resident professional orchestra with Fromes community orchestra, under the baton of Frome Symphonys Music Director Mark Gateshill, for a performance of Vaughan Williamss Concerto Grosso.
The weekend will culminate in a ...
The weekend will culminate in a concert at the Cheese and Grain on the evening of November 16th conducted by Frome Symphony's music director, Mark Gateshill.