Jeremy Ard

JeremyJeremy began his career in 1968 with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and continued as a freelance with orchestras including the London Symphony, the London Philharmonic and London Festival Ballet. He has a keen interest in Early Music playing Viola da Gamba with the Elizabethan Consort of Viols and directing the Farnaby Consort of Voices. He also enjoys directing MusicTheatre, productions range from Nabucco & Macbeth through Camelot, the Merry Widow, Gilbert and Sullivan to the likes of Godspel and Grease. His cello repertoire includes the concertos by Elgar, Saint-Saens, Haydn and Brahms, the major sonatas and a vast list of concert pieces. Now living in Necton with his wife, Lisa, and two children, he is a member of the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra and director of the Chanot Ensemble. Twelve years ago Jeremy started a business making and restoring violins, cellos, violas da gamba and guitars. He plays a French 'cello made by Georges Chanot in 1870 - an instrument he has owned since 1960.