Pippa will be completing a Masters in Historical Performance at Juilliard in May 2014. The move from London to New York has led to a very exciting time both musically and personally, and it's been a time filled with incredible opportunities, from working with musicians such as Jordi Savall to romantic walks in Central Park and hectic bike rides down Broadway. Previously Pippa broke new ground, completing a Bachelors degree in Baroque double bass (never before done) at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she studied with Chi-chi Nwanoku, and played in over 30 concerts of Bach Cantatas as part of their on-going series.
Pippa was a member of the Monteverdi Apprenticeship Scheme 2012/13 under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and performed with the English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique at the BBC Proms, Carnegie Hall, and Leipzig Bach Festival. She performs regularly with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, including two seasons at Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Pippa has also recently performed with the Handel and Haydn Society, Academy of Ancient Music, English Concert, London Handel Orchestra, and The King's Consort, and toured performances of “The Giacomo Variations”, a chamber opera–play staring John Malkovich, in New York, Montreal and Toronto with Orchester Wiener Akademie. In April 2014 Pippa will play principal bass with the Handel + Haydn Society in Boston. On modern bass, Pippa is principal bass with the Orchestra of St Paul's, Covent Garden.
In her teenage years, Pippa was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for five years, and principal double bass for three of those, leading to opportunities to perform in more or less every major concert hall in the UK. She has toured three times with the European Union Youth Orchestra, including as principal double bass, performing all over Europe and in Kazakhstan. Pippa was a member of the 2011 European Union Baroque Orchestra, and underwent a series of five tours with the orchestra as well as performing at the Edinburgh International and Lufthansa Baroque Festivals.
Having been raised with the Suzuki approach on piano and cello, Pippa has trained as a Suzuki cello and Suzuki double bass teacher, and before moving to the US maintained a busy teaching practice in London and Cambridge. She now teaches in New York, and over Skype. When not playing or teaching music, Pippa enjoys spending time outdoors, and recently climbed the Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, California, and trekked along the Larapinta Trail in central Australia.