Melanie Ragge has performed internationally as a Recitalist, Chamber and Orchestral Player. A founder member of one of the UK’s leading wind ensembles, the New London Chamber Ensemble, she has released several CDs, including, Nielsen’s Wind and Piano Chamber Music “… performances and sound quality are outstanding in every regard.” (International Record Review). Melanie initially studied Medicine at Cambridge before graduating with an MPhil in Musicology and then studied Performance at the RCM. She has collaborated with numerous artists including the Dante string quartet, pianist Angela Hewitt, baritone Gerald Finlay and tenor James Gilchrist. Performances have included recital with the NLCE at Wigmore Hall and Cheltenham Festival, recording Mahler’s 10th Symphony in the Berlin Philharmonie, and recitals at the Royal Opera House with he Ellipsis Ensemble. Melanie teaches for Cambridge University, the Purcell School of Music and is an Oboe Professor at the Royal Academy of Music.
Electromyography (EMG) is a non-invasive technique for monitoring muscle activity; it enables performers to see their muscles in action whilst they are playing. This lecture illustrates the potential benefits of EMG using powerpoint slides, live demonstration, and results obtained by double reed players internationally. It will precede and introduce an EMG ‘clinic’, which will be […]