Stacey Watton (interview)

Stacey Watton
Position: Principal Double Bass


What year did you join the LMP? 

2006

At what age did you start playing? 
7

Apart from the London Mozart Players, what other musical activities are you involved in?
My own orchestra and chamber group First Take Music and the Esprit Ensemble, London Chamber Orchestra, Primavera Chamber Orchestra, English Soloists Ensemble, with Janine Jansen at the International Chamber Music Festival in Utrecht, Holland and with Julian Rachlin at the Dubrovnik Festival. Sessions for Isobel Griffiths, Andy Brown, Sylvia Addison etc. My own chamber music festival in East London.

What do you love about your instrument and why?
Its clarity and big sound.

What is your favourite piece of music and why?
Anything by Bach, probably Matthew Passion as all the key players and singers have a chance to shine.

What other types of music do you listen to?
Pop.

How do you spend your spare time, if you have any?
I have no spare time apart from preparing for a nervous breakdown. I think I would go dancing more and enjoy the garden more if there were more hours in the day.

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