Juliet Tomlinson (LRAM) was educated at Westonbirt School, where she was a music scholar. While there she won the Marie Hall prize to study cello in London at the age of fifteen. She then gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London to study cello, piano and viola da gamba. Juliet was then awarded a MacFarlane Walker Trust scholarship to continue her studies with William Pleethas well as her Teacher's Diploma and Performer's Professional Certificate.
Since then she has had a busy career as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and is a sought-after teacher. She regularly plays for many different professional orchestras and chamber groups including the Welsh National Opera, Longborough Opera, the Bristol Ensemble, Orchestra of the Swan, the Halle Orchestra, Orchestra of St John’s Smith Square and the Regency Sinfonia.
Juliet also teaches at the King’s School, Gloucester, Gloucester Academy of Music and Dean Close Schools. She is also an examiner for GAM and adjudicates at Festivals and Schools including, recently, Haberdasher’s Monmouth. She runs the chamber ensemble Any String Goes and they have recorded with Jethro Tull and play regularly for celebrities including Sir Jacky Stewart and Princess Anne. Juliet is also part of the Amethyst ensemble playing regular concerts of Brahms sextets, Mendelssohn octet and the Schubert quintet at venues throughout Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. Juliet also performs with The Artisans - a string quartet playing for music societies in Herfordshire and Gloucestershire.
Juliet has appeared on many tv and cd recordings and featured as the legendary cellist Beatrice Harrison in a documentary for ITV. Her recording of the Carol of the Magi in a recent Rutter cd with Schola Cantorum received critical acclaim.