Will Henderson

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Double bass

Location: Royal Academy of Music

Will Henderson is currently studying Double Bass at the Royal Academy of Music under the tuition of Graham Mitchell, Dominic Seldis & Tom Goodman. Having studied with these teachers for 4 years on the BMus course, he will continue to study with them for his MA. Will has previously studied at Chetham’s School of Music, under the tuition of Yi Xin Salvage. 

As an experienced orchestral player, Will plays in various orchestras and ensembles, regularly playing with the Royal Academy of Music Symphony & Chamber Orchestras. Will is also a member of the Suoni Dal Golfo Festival Orchestra (2017/2018) and is in high demand to play with orchestras around the UK, including the De Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra & SON. A recent highlight includes being Section Principal for James Newton Howard, 3 Decades of Music for Hollywood (tour) at the Royal Albert Hall. Will’s orchestral playing has taken him to many world class venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Barbican Hall. Over the years, Will has also had the pleasure of working with many of the world’s leading conductors including; Marin Alsop, Ed Gardner, Mark Elder, Francois Xavier Roth & Semyon Bychkov.

As well as an accomplished orchestral player, Will is an experienced pit player on both Double Bass and Bass Guitar. Currently on a national tour of ‘Magic Flute’ with OperaUpClose other recent shows include; West Side Story, Ragtime, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying & Carousel.

Will is also a comfortable member of various chamber ensembles, being a founder member of the Regent’s Ensemble, as well as having been a guest player with Epiphany Ensemble & Chamber Music in Little Venice. Although newly formed, the Regent’s Ensemble have many regular engagements, having played with renowned soloists including Andres Gabetta, Alexander Romanovsky and Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi. With multiple concerts across Europe and Asia booked until late 2018, this is an exciting period for the ensemble.

Will would like to thank Help Musicians UK for supporting him in his postgraduate studies.