cellist | singer
Guernsey-born cellist Angélique Lihou studied at the Purcell School, The Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Alexander Baillie, Alice Neary, Michal Kaznowski and Bernard Greenhouse. She was awarded a Masters in Music Performance in 2012.
Angélique is currently performing in Amadeus at the National Theatre, London and is cellist of the Little Venice Ensemble, whose album Deck the Halls (2014) was named Classic FM’s runner up Christmas Album of the Year.
In 2013 Angélique joined the Southbank Sinfonia, with which she had the privilege of performing alongside the Royal Opera House Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightment and The Academy of St Martins in the Fields. Joining forces with the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Southbank Sinfonia premiered Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels at the Royal Festival Hall and broadcast Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier Suite on BBC Radio 3.
As a freelance cellist, Angélique continues to work with Southbank Sinfonia and the BBC Concert Orchestra and also the New London Orchestra. She has given recitals at the Victor Hugo International Music Festival and the Vilnius Philharmonic Hall Lithuania and has performed cello concertos with the City of London Chamber Ensemble, the Orchestra of Situation Opera and the St James Sinfonia.
Angélique is also passionate about inspiring young musicians. She teaches cello at Junior Guildhall and Brunel University and in 2015 Angélique founded Strings United Festival at Blackheath Halls; inviting internationally renowned musicians to share the concert platform with school children and young professionals.