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Fraser Bowles

Fraser completed his MMus degree at the Guidhall School of Music & Drama with Tim Gill after finishing his BMus (Hons) undergraduate degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Joely Koos.


From Maidstone, Kent, he started learning the cello at the age of 6 with Marian Dutton and went on to study at the Kent Music Academy with David Burrowes. Fraser was awarded the ABRSM Marguerite Swan memorial prize in both 2003 and 2010. In 2015, Fraser was a finalist in the Vera Kantrovich competition.


Fraser is an avid chamber musician and his ensembles have performed at numerous venues around London including the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, the Southbank Centre, and the Barbican. During his undergraduate at Trinity Laban, Fraser's quartet was awarded a mentorship scheme with the Carducci and Wihan quartets. 


Fraser is a founding member of the contemporary music group, Ret Frem. Not constrained by genre or style, Ret Frem is committed to the performance and promotion of music of exquisite craft by living composers - whether they are established, emerging or underrepresented.


Alongside his classical work, Fraser has recorded for and performed with a number of artists and bands; these include Matt Emery, VLMV, Ben Laver, Taz Modi, Heather McClelland, and as a member of Parallax Orchesta; Eminem, Alter Bridge, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Bring Me The Horizon, Jennifer Ann, The Irrepressibles, dodie and Ardyn.


Fraser plays an 1850 Mittenwald cello and a Yamaha SVC-110 electric cello.