Christopher Poffley

Christopher Poffley studied the cello at the Royal College of Music with Joan Dickson where he obtained his B.Mus. Since then he has specialized in period performance practice working with all the leading period instrument groups in the UK including the English concert, the Academy of Ancient Music and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.  For several years he was sub-principal in John Eliot Gardiner’s international groups, the English Baroque Soloists and ORR playing continuo and solo roles . Over the last 2 years he has worked with many acclaimed chamber groups including the Dunedin Consort, Florilegium the Armonico Consort and played continuo for international soloists including Nicola Benedetti and Elin Manahan Thomas. He has given many recitals specializing in performances of the Bach unaccompanied cello suites and other solo cello works in cathedrals and concert halls throughout the UK. In 2010 Christopher performed in a wide variety of destinations from Singapore to Rome and had the privilege of playing for both the Queen and the Pope in the same year (as part of the Papal visit to London). He is sought after as a teacher both of the cello and piano .In 2011 he worked in Soweto, South Africa for Buskaid with children from the township.

He lives in Suffolk and is married to a viola player, Rebekka, and has 7 children.


Elizabeth Walker (flute)

JS Bach – Flute Sonatas

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