Marianne is committed to presenting new music in an engaging way and is a passionate exponent of the double bass in contemporary settings. She is a founder member of The Hermes Experiment, who are Park Lane Group Young Artists for 2015/16, and whose performances frequently include improvisation and innovative cross-arts collaborations.
Marianne enjoys performing contemporary and twentieth-century works on a larger scale through her freelance orchestral work, most recently with the Aurora Orchestra, English National Opera, London Sinfonietta, the Multi-Story Orchestra, Orchestra Nova, the Presteigne Festival Orchestra, and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Marianne has also performed as a concerto soloist with the All Saints Orchestra, and has given solo and chamber recitals in Cambridge.
As a founder member of the band The Coach House Company, Marianne is also active as a folk performer, improviser and arranger. In recent years, the band has performed at the National Portrait Gallery, Cecil Sharp House, Green Note in Camden, Wilderness Festival, and Ronnie Scott’s jazz club, and has released two original EP discs: The Coach House Company (2014) and Maiden Tales (2016).
Marianne has enjoyed being involved in a variety of music education projects in London, working with organisations including the Wigmore Hall, the Royal College of Music, and the Multi-Story Orchestra. She also co-ordinated a successful Guinness World Record attempt for the ‘Largest Busk at Multiple Venues’ whilst working as an organiser for the charity Musequality, raising funds to support communal music-making for disadvantaged children in developing countries.
Marianne studied double bass performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she was taught by Graham Mitchell, Dominic Seldis and Chi-chi Nwanoku. She received her Master’s degree in 2016, graduating with distinction and the Eugene Cruft Prize for double bass. Marianne is currently excited to be undertaking the Hallé Orchestra/RNCM String Leadership Scheme for 2016/17. She is an alumna of Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, receiving her undergraduate degree in Music in 2013. Marianne is hugely grateful to the organisations that have generously supported her studies, including the Headley Trust and the Greenbank Scholarship (RAM) and the Cambridge Bursary Scheme.