Justin Pearson (cello)
Justin Pearson is one of London’s busiest and most versatile musicians. He is principal cellist and Artistic Director of The National Symphony Orchestra, guest principal cellist of the Royal Philharmonic and English Sinfonia orchestras, and for many years was cellist of the English Piano Trio. Justin is Artistic Director and manager of the Locrian Ensemble of London, one of the most sought-after ensembles in Britain today. Justin has written award-winning scripts for plays with music that have been performed in London’s West End, also at many festivals in Britain and abroad. Justin has recorded for many labels, including Hyperion, Naxos, Guild, ASV, Dutton Epoch and Carlton Classics. He has also produced independent programmes for BBC Radio 3, featuring the chamber music of Ginastera and Glière. Justin serves as a governor to the Royal Society of Musicians, a charity that supports musicians in need, and is musical patron of Sunbeams Music Trust in Cumbria.