Douglas Badger

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Senior Library Assistant (Audio-Visual & Interlibrary Loans)


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I have been working in the RNCM Library since 2005 and currently work part-time, sharing responsiblity with Nigel Evans for the Audio-Visual section of the Library.  This includes the provision of AV equipment and our ever-expanding collection of CDs and DVDs, including our archives of RNCM performances and recordings of relevant TV broadcasts.

In addition to AV and general library duties I am also responsible for Interlibrary Loans.

I have been working in the RNCM Library since 2005, and my responsibilities include the Audio-Visual (equipment and CDs/DVDs) and the administration of Interlibrary Loans.

I was born in Edinburgh and began learning the cello aged 11. I studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), before attaining a BA in Music from the University of York.

I arrived in Manchester in 1998 to study at the RNCM, where I was awarded a PG Dip in 2000.

Since then, I have enjoyed an active freelance career throughout the UK, working with the BBC Philharmonic, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Welsh National Opera, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Opera North and as Principal Cello of Skipton Camerata and the Stamford Orchestra, to name but a few. I am also frequently invited to perform solo and chamber music recitals and concertos with orchestras throughout the North-West.

When I’m not playing the cello, I’m an avid chess player, speedcuber, coder, reader, swimmer and doting daddy to a fast-growing and highly entertaining little girl.

I play a fine 19th century cello of unknown provenance, generously bequeathed to me by my former teacher, Eleanor “Kitty” Gregorson.

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