Cellist Poppy Walshaw is active as a soloist, chamber musician, and continuo player on period and modern instruments. She works regularly with leading Early Music orchestras such as the English Baroque Soloists, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, The English Concert, Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Dunedin Consort and Arcangelo.
Her other continuo activities have included for the English Concert, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Early Opera Company, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Classical Opera Company, Les Ambassadeurs, and European Union Baroque Orchestra.
Poppy regularly collaborates with renowned violinist Simon Standage in several chamber ensembles: as a member of fortepiano trio The Music Collection, for Collegium Musicum 90, and for recordings of Viotti quartets, Haydn trios, and most recently Hummel and Schubert Trout quintets for Chandos. Her many orchestral CD recordings include with The English Concert, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Early Opera Company, Gabrieli Consort and Players, and Arte dei Suonatori.
Performances on the viola da gamba include at the National Theatre for Jonathan Miller’s production of the Matthew Passion, and as a soloist for Brandenburg concertos with the Academy of Ancient Music in China and Australia.
Poppy is also an Alexander Technique teacher, qualified by STAT in 2012, and is an assistant Alexander teacher at the Royal College of Music and Arts Ed drama school.