Lynsey Marsh was Principal Clarinet with the Hall é Orchestra from 2001 until September 2015. She studied in Manchester at Chetham’s School of Music with Graham Turner and Barry Gregson, both former members of the Hallé. Whilst reading music at Churchill College, Cambridge University, Lynsey was awarded the Gold Medal in the Shell/London Symphony Orchestra Scholarship. As a postgraduate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she studied with Joy Farrall and Thea King, and spent a further year studying privately in Paris with Pascal Moragues. Before joining the Hallé , she was a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Orchestra of English National Opera.
Lynsey has given numerous concerto performances with the Hall é, including the Britten/Colin Matthews Movements for a Clarinet Concerto. In 2013 she recorded the Clarinet Concerto by the Hallé’s composer in association Helen Grime, for the NMC label. As a chamber musician Lynsey has given recitals for BBC Radio 3, and appeared at festivals throughout Britain, including Aldeburgh and Cheltenham. She has also performed at the Wigmore Hall as a guest with the Nash Ensemble.
Abroad, Lynsey has performed with the Wind Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the Tanglewood International Festival and the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. Lynsey is a member of the Marais Ensemble, which hosts an annual festival in Potton, Bedfordshire. She also teaches at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music. Since leaving the Hallé, Lynsey is combining her freelance and teaching career with studying on the Speech Pathology and Therapy degree course at Manchester Metropolitan University.