Gareth Deats : cello

Gareth obtained a first-class honours degree in music from the University of Southampton, where he was also awarded the Peter Evans prize for outstanding performance. He studied cello with Paul Cox and then completed a post-graduate course at the Guildhall School of Music, where he studied baroque cello with Anthony Pleeth. He has recorded for television, radio and on compact disc and has performed extensively throughout Europe.

Gareth is principal cello for La Serenissima, The Cambridge Baroque Camerata and The Galeazzi Ensemble, and has performed as principal with The New London Consort, Classical Opera Company, The Avison Ensemble, and Charivari Agréable.

Gareth also teaches, and has written two of the modules for the course entitled ‘Music Teaching in Professional Practice’ at the University of Reading. He is also co-director of the Eureka! Foundation, which provides a variety of music education and performance opportunities.


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