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Fraser Bowles


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Fraser Bowles


Fraser completed his MMus degree at the Guidhall School of Music & Drama with Tim Gill after finishing his BMus (Hons) undergraduate degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Joely Koos.

From Maidstone, Kent, he started learning the cello at the age of 6 with Marian Dutton, and then with David Burrowes whilst at the Kent Music Academy. Fraser has been awarded the ABRSM Marguerite Swan memorial prize on two occasions. Whilst at school, he was principal cello of the Kent County Youth Orchestra and was a finalist in the Maidstone Young Musician of the Year competitions in 2010-12. In 2015, Fraser was a finalist in the Vera Katrovich competition.

Fraser is an avid chamber musician and his ensembles have recieved coaching from many internationally-reknowned groups such as the Kronos Quartet, and have performed at numerous venues around London including the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, the Southbank Centre, and the Barbican. During his undergraduate at Trinity Laban, his quartet was awarded a mentorship scheme with the Carducci and Wihan quartets.

Alongside his classical studies, Fraser has recorded for and performed with a number of artists and bands; within the last year these include Matt Emery, ALMA, and with Parallax Orchesta; Bring Me The Horizon, The Irrepressibles, dodie and Ardyn. He focuses on lesser-known and contemporary cello repertoire, and working with electronics and effects - he is currently designing his own electric cello.

Fraser plays an 1850 Mittenwald cello and a Yamaha SVC-110 electric cello.

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