Rohan Wilson

Aged 8, the only one of his junior school group to get a Merit in Grade 1, Rohan was told he had talent for the violin. He later entered Rugby School as Music Scholar, and led the school orchestra for two years. At Cambridge he did scant practice, but played Violin 2 in CUMS for nearly four years, under some distinguished conductors. After a lapse of ten years in London he moved to Peterborough, brought out his fiddle and discovered the joys of playing in just about every local show which needed a violin or viola. He became Treasurer of the original Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. Following a period with orchestras in Merseyside and Tyneside he returned to Peterborough, had tuition with Jeremy Sampson and continues to play in CPSO and other classical ensembles. With degrees in Social Anthropology and Transport Studies he has worked in tour operation, as a lecturer in travel and tourism studies, and now for Sustrans, promoting cycling and cycle routes in Cambridgeshire.