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Jacob Garside

Cello, Viola da Gamba

Jacob is a cellist and viola da gamba player based in London. He regularly plays for La Nuova Musica, OAE, St James Baroque, City Bach Collective, Oxford Bach Soloists, among others. As a gamba player he has also played with Royal Northern Sinfonia (St John Passion), the viol consort Newe Vialles and with Fretwork; recording two CDs with the latter. He also recorded a disk of Handel with La Nuova Musica in the winter of 2020,including the viol solo from Handel’s Julius Caesar with Lucy Crowe in the role of Cleopatra. Jacob attended the RAM studying baroque cello and viol with Jonathan Manson, and the RCM studying viol with Richard Boothby and Reiko Ichise. Supported by the Enlightenment and Hill Scholarships respectively. Outside of the concert hall he plays regularly for Duckie of The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, in their Queer History Club - Princess: The Queer Georgians, A Bent History Bachannal.