Jeremy Cook

Musician of the GSO since: 2011

Other Orchestral Experience: 9 years as a professional freelance cellist in London

England: BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonic,

Royal Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St Martin’s

in the Field, London Mozart Players, Northern Sinfonia 

Academics and teachers: Royal Northern College of Music with Clive Greensmith,

(now with the Tokyo String Quartet). Northern Illinois University with Marc Johnson

(Vermeer Quartet). Aspen Music Festival with Alan Harris

Other Occupations: Professional web developper

Q & A with Jeremy

How did you get interested in classical music? At age seven my school teacher suggested that I play cello since I had
"big hands".

Favourite indulgence? Single malt scotch whiskey, preferably Lagavulin

Greatest musical influence? My teachers over the years and getting to hear the Vermeer Quartet perform regularly.

Best gig you've ever performed at?  Mahler 8 with Sir Simon Rattle and the CBSO, concerts with the BBC Symphony
under Pierre Boulez performing Bartok’s Duke Bluebeard's Castle, working with John Adam with the BBC Symphony .

Favourite food?  Indian Cuisine

Dream Vacation?  Ideally a beach with rugged hiking nearby.

Outside interests? Travel, although so far all my travels have been related to my cello.

Favourite Works? So many to choose from! Mahler’s Das Lied Von Der Erde and 6th Symphony, Beethoven symphonies
(particularly the 9th) and quartets, Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances, Ravel Daphnis et Chloe, Piazzola Le Grand Tango.

Favourite way to relax?  Spending time with my wife and daughter.
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