Gemma Wareham

Gemma Wareham (photo: Nigel Luckhurst)

Gemma Wareham (photo: Nigel Luckhurst)

Gemma Wareham (cello) is a devoted chamber musician, performing with a diverse range of ensembles throughout the UK and abroad and is a founding member of the Berkeley Ensemble.

Gemma studied as an undergraduate at the University of Manchester and subsequently graduated with a master’s in music with distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2007. She moved to London shortly after her studies in order to take up her place in Britain’s young professional orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia. As an orchestral cellist Gemma now works for Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has recently been appointed principal cellist of the Jersey Symphony Orchestra. She also greatly enjoys the opportunity to work in the theatre and has recently appeared in Macbeth with the Royal Shakespeare Company and All’s Well That Ends Well at the National Theatre.

A dedicated educator, Gemma relishes the chance to inspire and facilitate through workshops, performing for and with young people in schools across the country.

Cello chair supported by Jane and Stephen Ainger

One-word interview: Gemma Wareham

Sophie Mather (photo: Nigel Luckhurst)

Sophie Mather
violin

Francesca Barritt (photo: Nigel Luckhurst)

Francesca Barritt
violin

Dan Shilladay (photo: Nigel Luckhurst)

Dan Shilladay
viola

Lachlan Radford (photo: Nigel Luckhurst)

Lachlan Radford
double bass

John Slack (photo: Nigel Luckhurst)

John Slack
clarinet

Andrew Watson (photo: Nigel Luckhurst)

Andrew Watson
bassoon

Paul Cott (photo: Nigel Luckhurst)

Paul Cott
horn**

* Cello chair supported by Jane and Stephen Ainger

** Horn chair supported by Dr Harold Hughes OBE & Mrs Elizabeth Hughes