Ursula Leveaux appointed Principal Bassoon

Posted on: June 8, 2015 in: CLS Behind the Scenes

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ursula Leveaux as our new Principal Bassoon.


Ursula studied in London, Amsterdam and The Hague and enjoys a busy and diverse career which includes being a member of the Nash Ensemble and Principal Bassoon of the Academy of Ancient Music. She also held the position of Principal Bassoon with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra from 1987- 2007.

She has performed solo concertos with a variety of orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra and at the Barbican with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Her numerous CD recordings include the Schubert Octet and Beethoven Septet with the Nash Ensemble and solo concertos by Mozart, Vivaldi and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Recent recordings with the Academy of Ancient Music include the Bach Orchestral Suites as well as the St. John and Matthew Passions. Ursula also appears on the album Midnight May Monday Ursulawith distinguished folk musicians Karen Tweed and Timo Alakotila.

Ursula has given classes at all the major music colleges in the UK and has taught as far afield as Toronto, Hong Kong and Melbourne. She has been a member of the Senior Faculty at Marlboro Music in the USA and in 2013 was a member of the Bassoon Jury for the ARD competition in Munich.

Find out more about Ursula in this interview she did with Classic FM or on her website.