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Malcolm Creese

MALCOLM CREESE is one of Europe's most admired double bass players - combining concert performances at the highest level with extensive film, television and recording work. He was a chorister at St. John's College, Cambridge from the age of eight to twelve. At fifteen he won a scholarship to London's Guildhall School of Music, where he studied cello before switching to double bass in his mid-twenties.

Malcolm has toured and recorded with many of the world's top orchestras, including the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Hallé, English Chamber, Concertgebouw, Israel Philharmonic and Hong Kong Philharmonic. He has worked with leading soloists such as James Galway, John Williams, Simon Keenlyside and Carolyn Sampson as well as the Allegri, Heath and Sacconi String Quartets.

A highly-respected player in jazz circles, Malcolm toured the world with Cleo Laine and John Dankworth for many years, and also with Stan Tracey. He has appeared with George Shearing, Lee Konitz, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Art Farmer, Clark Terry, Harold Land, Tal Farlow, George Benson, Junior Mance, Mel Tormé, Kenny Wheeler, Antonio Forcione, John Etheridge, Mose Allison, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart and Sting.

In 2000 Malcolm formed his ground-breaking trio Acoustic Triangle. This group has gained an enviable reputation for its innovative performances all around the world, and in 2008 Acoustic Triangle, enlarged by six additional string players including the Sacconi Quartet, completed a triumphant tour of England's great Cathedrals and Abbeys.

Malcolm has lectured on music and arts in sacred buildings at the Royal Academy of Music, The Dana Centre, Stirling University and Glasgow University. He is an experienced record producer, tour manager and music writer, and is Artistic Director of the Swaledale Festival in Yorkshire.

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