I joined the cello section of the TSO at the start of 2022.  I took up cello in  my 40s when my daughter started playing, but I've also played flute since my early teens, as well as recorders.  I've also sung (bass) with various choirs over many years, as well as solo and with small groups.  Apart from music, I also draw and paint, and I've owned and run a small art gallery in Moretonhampstead (Ford Street Gallery) since I retired.  I used to work in IT as a software engineer.