Poppy Walshaw

Cello & AT teacher

 photoPoppy is an Alexander teacher and is also in demand as a cellist throughout Europe. She particularly enjoys teaching Alexander to other musicians and drama students, working with our awareness during performance:  she is an assistant teacher for BA and MA students at Arts Ed drama school (since January 2012) and at the Royal College of Music, and has also assisted teaching Royal Academy of Music students. Poppy first experienced Alexander work twenty years ago with Vivien Mackie and then intensively with Bryan McKenna during her cello studies with Alexander Baillie in Bremen, before training to be an Alexander teacher with Ilana Machover in London.

 Poppy is also busy as a freelance cellist, particularly specialising in historically-informed performance from baroque to romantic repertoire. She works regularly with orchestras such as the Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, English Baroque Soloists, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. She has played continuo cello for Sir John Eliot Gardiner in New York, and with The English Concert, Early Opera Company, Irish Baroque, Arte dei Suonatori, and St James’ Baroque.