Education and outreach

The Brandenburg orchestras are highly experienced in education and outreach projects, led by two amazing professionals, Adam Mackenzie and Maggi Griffiths. Find out more about them below.

 

Brandenburg Sinfonia players out-and-about during Thaxted Festival.

Brandenburg Sinfonia players out-and-about during Thaxted Festival.

Bob leading Double Reed Day

Bob leading Double Reed Day


Adam Mackenzie - Education Director

Adam graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) in 2004 with First Class Honours.  In that year he was the winner of the Friends of the Philharmonia Woodwind Prize from the Martin Music Scholarship, an achievement which resulted in a recital with the Soloists of the Philharmonia and a live broadcast on Radio 3’s In Tune.  Adam recently contributed two CDs to the recording of the complete bassoon syllabus for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.   

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Adam is a passionate chamber musician and to date has performed with Ensemble 360˚, Endymion, New London Chamber Ensemble, and Ambache Ensemble.  He is also the founder member of the Bozza Ensemble who have performed in the Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and the Linbury Theatre and who, in 2002, were winners of the Martin Music Scholarship Access and Outreach Award and the Tunnell Trust in 2009.  

Following his return from a year at the Accademia della Scala, Milan, Adam embarked on what has become a highly successful freelance career. Adam plays regularly as principal bassoon with orchestras such as the Philharmonia, Brandenburg Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players and Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

He is fortunate to be able to combine this with his other musical passion, outreach and education work. 


Maggi Griffiths - Education Administrator

Maggi studied Music and Education at Coventry College of Education/Warwick University. She has taught extensively in the UK and overseas, both as a music specialist as well as a general class teacher.

Her first love is singing, and she also plays the piano and recorder. She has sung in many choral and operatic societies and enjoys directing school choirs. 

Maggi currently sings with two choirs and teaches Music in a primary school, where she directs many concerts both in school and in the wider community.  She is now able to use her experience and passion for music and music education to promote projects in schools.

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Learn more about Bob Porter, Brandenburg's Artistic Director here >