A keen amateur cellist, I have played with Orchestre Amabilis and Orchestre Riviera Symphonique, and I am a member of the Association Universitaire de Musique de Chambre. At the moment, I only have time for occasional chamber group playing, and weekly lessons with the wonderful cello teacher Gabrielle Stehle-Signard (Conservatoire de Vevey). With my double life in Switzerland and the UK, I play two cellos, a French one inherited from my great-grandfather, who founded the Dumfries Municipal Orchestra in the 1930s, and the other made for me in 2012 by M. Hans-Martin Bader, farmer and master luthier, of Premier sur Romainmôtier, pictured below.

CelloSmall BaderSmall nouveau violoncelle!