The Orchestra - Principals
Gemma Ashcroft

Principal Double Bass


Gemma Ashcroft


Since graduating from the RNCM in 2011, Gemma has performed with many of the UK’s top orchestras, including the Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Sinfonia Viva. She has played for artists including Sting, Guillemots, Russell Watson and Bryn Terfel and also a baroque bass player, playing regularly as part of a number of freelance period ensembles in the North West.

Gemma has a passion for music education and is a lower strings tutor for music services in Sefton and Wigan. She has recently organised the first North West Bass Day and a series of education concerts for Didsbury Arts Festival. She looks forward to starting her new position as Project Manager of two new children’s orchestras in September 2013, in collaboration with Manchester Camerata and the RLPO.


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