Stacey Watton made his concerto début as a double bass player at the age of thirteen.
He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he won the
Eugene Cruft Prize. He was also a prize-winner at the Koussevitsky Double Bass
competition in Moscow in 1995. Stacey Watton is principal bass with the Primavera
Chamber Orchestra, the English Classical Players, the Johann Strauss Gala Orchestra
and with the London Chamber Orchestra. He also appears as a guest principal with
groups such as the English Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Guildhall String
Ensemble, the London Mozart Players, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, and
the National and Hallé Symphony Orchestras. As a chamber music player he has
performed with Julian Rachlin, Daniel Mueller-Schott, Anthony Marwood and Janine
Jansen, and in duo recitals with Steven Isserlis at the Bath Mozart Fest and Wigmore
Hall in London. Stacey Watton is founder of the Esprit Ensemble. He has recorded with Gary Karr and the London
Double Bass Sound.
Role: Classical Artist