Ursula Leveaux (bassoon)
Ursula Leveaux studied in London, Amsterdam and the Hague. As a student she was a member of the European Community Youth Orchestra and was the Gold Medal winner of the Shell-London Symphony Orchestra Scholarsip. As well as being a member of The Nash Ensemble Ursula is Principal Bassoon with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She is frequently invited to play as Guest Principal with orchestras and ensembles throughout the UK and Europe and is also much in demand as a performer of Baroque and Classical Bassoon. She appears regularly as concerto soloist and her recordings include the Bassoon Concerto (Strathclyde Concerto No 8) by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, which was written especially for her. In 2003 Ursula was invited to participate in the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival in the USA and will return there next summer.