Lorraine Deacon studied the ’cello with Douglas Cummings and chamber music with Sidney Griller at the Royal Academy of Music, and whilst there was awarded the Manson Prize for the Performance of Contemporary Music by Sir Michael Tippett. She subsequently undertook further studies with David Smith of the Alberni Quartet. Her performing career ranges from West End theatre to the Orchestra of
Scottish Opera and recordings include the haunting cello solo on Katie Melua’s cover of “Turn to Tell”. She is now principal ’cellist with the Chameleon Arts Orchestra and gives regular recitals as a member of the Perseus Trio. Concerto performances include the Elgar and Walton concerti under conductor Philip Ellis. Based in Berkshire she teaches ’cello at Wellington College and is very much committed to her educational work. Many former and existing pupils have been awarded music scholarships to major public schools including Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Wellington, and Charterhouse, or have gained places at specialist centres such as Chethams and The Purcell School, whilst many have gone on to study at the country’s leading conservatoires. Lorraine is an adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals.