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Sounds Interesting String Quartet

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"The music for the day was brilliant! I loved the music in the church - all the guests commented on how it made a lovely accompaniment when we were signing the register and it was great to have the music during the pre-meal drinks. The mixture of classical and contemporary really worked as well and having a string quartet play me down the aisle really was the icing on the cake!"


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Anne Tupling, who has a busy performing schedule in the Midlands and Shropshire.

Anne studied violin and chamber music with some of the UK's premier violinists. Studying music and psychology at university, she learnt with Hugh Maguire of the Allegri quartet and for many years was a pupil of Howard Davies, leader of the Alberni Quartet. She has also learnt from Michael Bochmann, Roger Coull, the Terroni Piano Trio.

After gaining BA at Nottingham University where she was leader of the universtity orchestra for three years, she earned her MA in Music and Arts Education in London.

Anne has extensive experience as an orchestral leader. For fifteen years she was leader of the Leicester Symphony Orchestra, playing many great orchestral showpieces from Stravinsky’s Petruska to Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra and Resphigi’s Pines of Rome in De Montfort Hall. She also led Leicester University Choral Society, Proteus Chamber Orchestra, Leicester Chamber Orchestra, and Leicester Festival Orchestra in many of the great orchestral tone poems.

Anne currently freelances with Liverpool Sinfonia, Nottingham Bach Society, Aberystwyth Philomusica and The National Festival Orchestra, playing in Symphony Hall, Birmingham and Nottingham Concert Hall.

Nearer home, she enjoys leading Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Newtown Choral Society Orchestras and The Shrewsbury Sinfonia. She performs regularly at Shrewsbury's Gateway Arts Centre and St Chad's church with her piano trio, "Counterpoint."

Other performances with Sounds Interesting players have included ‘On Wenlock Edge’ with tenor Adrian Thompson, Beethoven's Septet, Spohr’s Nonet, Hummel and Brahms' clarinet quintets, flute quartets by Mozart, Lennox Berkeley Sextet and oboe quartets by Alan Rawsthorne and Lennox Berkeley.

Anne performs regularly in France with Duo “Reflections”.

For several years Anne was orchestral leader for the Picardie Music Festival in Dompierre and Ponches Estruval.

Anne also enjoys playing the viola and In August 2012 gave concerts in France performing Mozart's 'Kegelstatt' trio and Max Bruch's 'Eight Pieces.'

Anne is fortunate to own a Pietro Messori violin made in Modena, Italy in 1910.