photo by James Braund

photo by James Braund

Stuart Riley - Double Bass

Stuart Riley is principal double bass of Orchestra Victoria. He is a dual national English and Australian double bass player. Born in Manchester he studied with Mike Calder, Diana Milner, John Tattersdill and Duncan McTier. In 2011 he has worked as principal bass with Welsh National Opera, associate principal with Opera North and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and tutti with orchestras including the Halle, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Ensemble and the Northern Chamber Orchestra.

After moving to Australia in 1996 he worked with the Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony orchestras and ACO.

Stuart has performed most of the chamber repertoire for double bass. He has appeared with the Sterling string quartet, the Australia Ensemble, Firebird Trio, Woodend Festival, Elanee Ensemble, Harmoniemusik and Kammermusik.

His list of recorded music stretches over a 20 year period, including films sessions, radio broadcasts and CD recordings.

As a teacher and educator Stuart has worked with the Melbourne and Monash Universities and gives private lessons to students aged from 9-90.

Stuart plays two world class instruments – a John Lott Snr (c1820) and an un-named Italian (c1760)