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Theo, Tatty - baroque & classical cello

Included in the NCEM online directory

Included in the Nema 2010 Early Music Yearbook and Performers Directory

Period(s) Classical, Baroque
Style of ensemble Instrumental, Soloist

Biography

Tatty comes from a family of cellists going back 3 generations; her interest in baroque repertoire in particular became apparent at a young age. Tatty's earliest experiences of the cello were playing duets with her grandfather William Pleeth, and listening to her uncle Anthony perform Geminiani cello sonatas. After reading music at The Queen's College, Oxford, a suitably baroque environment, Tatty continued her studies at postgraduate level at the Royal College of Music where she won many of the Early Music prizes. She has performed as a soloist at Festivals throughout Britain/Europe, with live broadcasts for BBC and European radio. A lifelong passion for Handel and a love of performing chamber music are two of Tatty's driving forces, instrumental in her founding The Brook Street Band. As well as performing, Tatty writes for various publications about Handel and 18th century music in general. Tatty is currently working on a book examining Handel's use of the cello.

'...a riveting performance, which varied between affecting simplicity and visceral excitement...all the playing was high quality, but particular praise must go to the cellist Tatty Theo, the group's founder, for her beautifully subtle underpinning and shading of the melodic lines above.' The Strad


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Sample programme

Main contact name
Tatty Theo

Postal address
210 Victoria Road, Alexandra Park, London, N22 7XQ

Telephone Number
020 8888 1132 and 07957 335694

Fax Number
020 8888 1132

Email address
tatty@easynet.co.uk

Website address
www.brookstreetband.co.uk

Other associated sites
http://twitter.com/BrookStreetBand http://www.instagram.com/tattytheo/