Based on the edge of the Cotswolds, just north of Bristol and Bath, Dury Loveridge is an exciting and talented cellist with an admirable reputation. As a performer he has worked with many of the world's leading composers, conductors and musicians. He has appeared on BBC, ITV, Sky and numerous film soundtracks. He has worked with some of the area's leading singer-songwriters, appearing with bands in live radio sessions, as well as at festivals and live events. He has founded two chamber ensembles which perform for music societies and concert series across the UK, as well as working with the world's leading conuctors and soloists as a freelance orchestral cellist.
As an educator he has taught pupils of all ages, inspiring a number of young players to go on to careers in music, with former pupils at many of the UK's leading music colleges and universities. He teaches at two of the UK's leading independent schools, as well having a wide-ranging experience of teaching for a music service. After 6 years directing music centre ensembles, in 2008 he founded the South Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra which just 2 years later was invited to perform at Birmingham's Symphony Hall as an example of best practice. In 2012 he founded the South Cotswold Youth Orchestra and helped to establish Thornbury Area Youth Music, directing its string ensemble. He also devised and taught its 'Let's Play!' programme, bringing access to lessons on violin, flute, clarinet and trombone to the area's youngest musicians.
Dury is equally at home as part of a string quartet, orchestra, or performing as a soloist. He has performed on TV, Radio, for Royalty and members of parliament. He has worked with many of the world's leading conductors, composers and musicians.
Dury also works as a session cellist, and has appeared on a number of albums, as well as film and television soundtracks.
Dury studied composition at Birmingham University, specialising in contemporary and studio composition. He was able to work with the BCMG, and attended courses at the Britten Pears School for Advanced musical studies led by Oliver Knussen. He is also an alumni of the Faber Music Academy, specialising in composition for film, tv and advertising.
Dury is also an experienced arranger. He frequently arranges for string ensembles, and is particularly adept at orchestrating for school ensembles. He has written and arranged string parts for many bands and songwriters.
Dury has many years experience teaching in the country's leading Independent schools, as well as in the state sector. He has also led whole-class string teaching, devising a scheme of work around world music, has set up two youth orchestras, and devised a programme for young children to learn instruments in groups as part of a music charity.
He has a busy teaching practice in Chipping Sodbury, north of Bristol and Bath. A number of his pupils have gone on to study at the country's leading music colleges and university departments, as well as reaching the final of many of the local competitions and Eistedfods.
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