Cellist Sue Dorey studied at the Menuhin School with Maurice Gendron, and on Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music with David Strange. She completed her studies with Jaqueline du Pre in London and Wolfgang Mehlhorn in Hamburg.
She was a founder member of piano trio Trio Zingara which won the Munich International Competition, and spent many years touring and broadcasting in the UK and abroad. Performances included Beethoven Triple concerto in Berlin, Buxton and London and numerous broadcasts for the BBC. She was the cellist of Ambache Chamber Ensemble, recorded for BBC Music Magazine and Oboe Classics, and was a member of the cello octet of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
For many years Sue was a member of two of London’s busiest Chamber Orchestras. She was Principal cello of City of London Sinfonia for 17 years, with whom she made numerous recordings and toured UK and abroad. And for over twenty years she was a member of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, collaborating with Murray Perahia, Iona Brown and many other distinguished musicians. Her career as a freelance cellist has included Principal cello of Kent Opera and Ambache Chamber Orchestra and numerous engagements with the major London Orchestras.
Sue has always loved teaching and her commitments have included teaching at Chethams School in Manchester, the IAPS as orchestral coach and the Royal Academy of Music where she currently gives performance classes and is an external adjudicator. She runs a teaching practice in London and teaches at Headington School in Oxford.