Vickie van Uden
Vickie van Uden is highly regarded as one of London’s most creative performers and teachers. As a soloist and a chamber musician she is recognised in both the brass band and Classical traditions. As an educator she presents masterclasses and workshops for the UK’s leading arts organisations.
Featured as a cornet soloist at the age of 11 in her local brass band, Vickie was invited to further her studies at the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music and the Junior Department of the Royal Northern College of Music. Vickie moved to London to study at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and later undertook postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of the late James Watson.
Click on the video below to hear the intertwining melodies of the Kings Hunt, played by Vickie.
As a soloist Vickie has recorded two trumpet and piano CD’s, Poeme and Red, White and Blues. As part of a diverse performing career Vickie’s has made TV appearances with pop artists McFly and the Sugababes as well as being invited to perform on hit show, Britain’s Got Talent.
Vickie is part of the distinguished team of tutors that work on English Brass Academy courses. In this role she coaches young players. Vickie is Head of Brass for St Catherine’s School where she directs the school ensembles and promotes brass playing within a very fine department.
As a founding member of Bella Tromba Vickie has presented numerous interactive performances for Live Music Now, the UK’s leading music outreach charity. She has undertaken UK, Canadian and European tours and appeared on BBC Radio 3 In Tune prior to the groups performance at the Southbank’s Purcell Room.