Bassoonist Laurence Perkins is a familiar figure to audiences in the North of England. The long-time principal bassoonist of the Manchester Camerata, he is also an internationally noted soloist and chamber player. Perkins was born in 1954 in Britain's Lancashire County. He attended the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, studying with Charles Cracknell, principal bassoonist of the city's Hallé Orchestra, and while still a student, in 1974, he was named principal bassoonist with the new Manchester Camerata; he resigned from this post in 2017. Perkins maintains a busy recital schedule around the UK and continental Europe, appearing among other places at such top-rank venues as London's Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room. His concerto appearances include those with the English Chamber Orchestra and various ensembles on the continent.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Hebredian Melodies (3) 05:54 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Serenade 01:53 Miscellaneous (Classical)
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