The Executive CommitteE 2022/23

The executive committee is the team that is responsible for keeping DUOS running smoothly. They work tirelessly to make sure that all members of the orchestra can perform to their best and enjoy themselves as well. Find out who they are and what they do here...

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NAME: Matthew Madeley (he/him)

ROLE: President

INSTRUMENT: Violin

DEGREE: Music and Philosophy

COLLEGE: St Cuthbert's Society

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? I am responsible for the smooth running of the society and steering the society's vision for the year ahead. Practically, this involves chairing the Executive Committee, sitting on audition panels, and liaising with Music Durham, the University, and further afield to give members of DUOS unforgettable experiences.

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? Being able to take DUOS back to the Sage Gateshead and develop a working partnership with one of the leading music venues in the Northeast. Being able to hear the orchestra perform fantastic symphonic works in full force in the Sage once again was unforgettable.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Seeing what new and exciting projects lie ahead for the society...

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Currently Dvorak's Serenade for Strings

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NAME: Jay Boyd (he/him)

ROLE: Vice-President

INSTRUMENT: Viola 

DEGREE: Music and Philosophy 

COLLEGE: St Mary's

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? Assisting the president with any tasks, co-ordinating masterclasses, and making sure all necessary logistics are managed for concerts.

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? Being voted “looks the most bored in rehearsals” at the DUOS ball.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Helping build a list of reliable professional conductors and instrumentalists to help DUOS throughout the year.

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bruckner’s 8th Symphony movement 4 (at the moment!!)

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NAME: Emily Fox (she/her)

ROLE: Secretary

INSTRUMENT: Flute

DEGREE: Music

COLLEGE: Collingwood

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? Organising stash, putting together the concert programmes, and sending out the weekly(-ish) newsletter.

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? Playing in the Sage Gateshead in June 2021 after having not performed in over a year was absolutely amazing!

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? More socials and playing some more beautiful rep!

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3

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NAME: Germanine Au (she/her)

ROLE: Treasurer

INSTRUMENT: Violin

DEGREE: Music

COLLEGE: Grey

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? keeping scores of income and expenditure, making budget estimates, collecting subs, approving DUOS expenditure and more!

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? When we played our Easter term concert last year at the Sage, it was really epic!

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Helping DUOS organise and bring to life some really exciting plans we have for 2022-23!

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Probably Dvorak Violin Concerto, or Beethoven Violin Concerto. Somehow I just keep coming back to them.

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NAME: Rosie Allen (she/her)

EMAIL: cfjn95@durham.ac.uk

ROLE: Librarian

INSTRUMENT: Cello

DEGREE: Environmental Geoscience 

COLLEGE: St John's

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? Obtaining music for each term's repertoire, creating practice parts and organising external music hires from the DUOS library

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? Performing Mozart's Requiem in Durham Cathedral... a magical core memory!

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Biscuits in the rehearsal break!

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Hard to choose just one but I'd say Sibelius' fifth symphony would be an all time favourite

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NAME: Robbie Jansen (he/him)

ROLE: Publicity Officer

INSTRUMENT: Clarinet

DEGREE: Modern Languages and Cultures

COLLEGE: Hatfield

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? promoting DUOS across social media, updating and designing the website, as well as creating posters and selling tickets for upcoming concerts. 

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? Being able to perform in some amazing venues in both Durham and Gateshead

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Hopefully going on tour sometime soon!!!

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Stravinsky's Petrushka

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NAME:Penny Cainey-Leeming (she/her)

ROLE: Sponsorship Secretary

INSTRUMENT: Flute

DEGREE: English Literature

COLLEGE: Van Mildert

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? Getting funding for the orchestra

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? Emily and my drunk rendition of Love is an Open Door at the DUOS ball

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? catching up on the all the flute section’s gossip from over the holidays.

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Any Shost symphony

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NAME:  Chloe Stiens (she/her)

ROLE: Patrons and Alumni Secretary

INSTRUMENT: Harp

DEGREE: Liberal Arts

COLLEGE: Trevelyan

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? Keeping our patrons and alumni updated on what we have going on, working to get more patrons and organising a drinks reception before each concert

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Getting a chance to play with such amazing people for another year

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Debussy 'La Mer'

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NAME: Mollie Green (she/her)

ROLE: Concert Manager

INSTRUMENT: Flute

DEGREE: Geography

COLLEGE: Josephine Butler

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? organising the booking of venues, staging, lighting and instruments for concerts, and also creating a concert plan to make sure everything is under control and everyone is where they need to be on concert day!

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? Playing some incredible rep in venues such as Sage, Gateshead and Durham Cathedral!

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Putting on some more fantastic concerts, socials, and tour(???)

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bruckner Symphony No.8

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NAME: Catherine Howells (she/her)

ROLE: Social Secretary 

INSTRUMENT: Cello

DEGREE: Economics and Politics

COLLEGE: Van Mildert

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? Organising reliable Deps for orchestra rehearsals and concerts, establishing working relationships with professionals for masterclasses throughout the year and for DUOS week.

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? DUOS ball

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Putting on more concerts!!

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Mendelssohn Octet

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NAME: Matthew Madeley (he/him)

ROLE: President

INSTRUMENT: Violin

DEGREE: Music and Philosophy

COLLEGE: St Cuthbert's Society

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? I am responsible for the smooth running of the society and steering the society's vision for the year ahead. Practically, this involves chairing the Executive Committee, sitting on audition panels, and liaising with Music Durham, the University, and further afield to give members of DUOS unforgettable experiences.

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? Being able to take DUOS back to the Sage Gateshead and develop a working partnership with one of the leading music venues in the Northeast. Being able to hear the orchestra perform fantastic symphonic works in full force in the Sage once again was unforgettable.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Seeing what new and exciting projects lie ahead for the society...

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Currently Dvorak's Serenade for Strings

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NAME: Jay Boyd (he/him)

ROLE: Vice-President

INSTRUMENT: Viola 

DEGREE: Music and Philosophy 

COLLEGE: St Mary's

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? Assisting the president with any tasks, co-ordinating masterclasses, and making sure all necessary logistics are managed for concerts.

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? Being voted “looks the most bored in rehearsals” at the DUOS ball.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Helping build a list of reliable professional conductors and instrumentalists to help DUOS throughout the year.

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bruckner’s 8th Symphony movement 4 (at the moment!!)

emily.jpg

NAME: Emily Fox (she/her)

ROLE: Secretary

INSTRUMENT: Flute

DEGREE: Music

COLLEGE: Collingwood

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? Organising stash, putting together the concert programmes, and sending out the weekly(-ish) newsletter.

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? Playing in the Sage Gateshead in June 2021 after having not performed in over a year was absolutely amazing!

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? More socials and playing some more beautiful rep!

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3

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NAME: Germanine Au (she/her)

ROLE: Treasurer

INSTRUMENT: Violin

DEGREE: Music

COLLEGE: Grey

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? keeping scores of income and expenditure, making budget estimates, collecting subs, approving DUOS expenditure and more!

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? When we played our Easter term concert last year at the Sage, it was really epic!

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Helping DUOS organise and bring to life some really exciting plans we have for 2022-23!

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Probably Dvorak Violin Concerto, or Beethoven Violin Concerto. Somehow I just keep coming back to them.

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NAME: Rosie Allen (she/her)

EMAIL: cfjn95@durham.ac.uk

ROLE: Librarian

INSTRUMENT: Cello

DEGREE: Environmental Geoscience 

COLLEGE: St John's

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? Obtaining music for each term's repertoire, creating practice parts and organising external music hires from the DUOS library

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? Performing Mozart's Requiem in Durham Cathedral... a magical core memory!

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Biscuits in the rehearsal break!

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Hard to choose just one but I'd say Sibelius' fifth symphony would be an all time favourite

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NAME: Robbie Jansen (he/him)

ROLE: Publicity Officer

INSTRUMENT: Clarinet

DEGREE: Modern Languages and Cultures

COLLEGE: Hatfield

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? promoting DUOS across social media, updating and designing the website, as well as creating posters and selling tickets for upcoming concerts. 

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? Being able to perform in some amazing venues in both Durham and Gateshead

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Hopefully going on tour sometime soon!!!

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Stravinsky's Petrushka

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NAME:Penny Cainey-Leeming (she/her)

ROLE: Sponsorship Secretary

INSTRUMENT: Flute

DEGREE: English Literature

COLLEGE: Van Mildert

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? Getting funding for the orchestra

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? Emily and my drunk rendition of Love is an Open Door at the DUOS ball

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? catching up on the all the flute section’s gossip from over the holidays.

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Any Shost symphony

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NAME:  Chloe Stiens (she/her)

ROLE: Patrons and Alumni Secretary

INSTRUMENT: Harp

DEGREE: Liberal Arts

COLLEGE: Trevelyan

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? Keeping our patrons and alumni updated on what we have going on, working to get more patrons and organising a drinks reception before each concert

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Getting a chance to play with such amazing people for another year

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Debussy 'La Mer'

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NAME: Mollie Green (she/her)

ROLE: Concert Manager

INSTRUMENT: Flute

DEGREE: Geography

COLLEGE: Josephine Butler

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? organising the booking of venues, staging, lighting and instruments for concerts, and also creating a concert plan to make sure everything is under control and everyone is where they need to be on concert day!

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? Playing some incredible rep in venues such as Sage, Gateshead and Durham Cathedral!

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Putting on some more fantastic concerts, socials, and tour(???)

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bruckner Symphony No.8

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NAME: Catherine Howells (she/her)

ROLE: Social Secretary 

INSTRUMENT: Cello

DEGREE: Economics and Politics

COLLEGE: Van Mildert

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? Organising reliable Deps for orchestra rehearsals and concerts, establishing working relationships with professionals for masterclasses throughout the year and for DUOS week.

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? DUOS ball

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? Putting on more concerts!!

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Mendelssohn Octet

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NAME: David Tigue (he/him)

ROLE: Tour Manager

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COLLEGE: 

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FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? 

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? 

FAVOURITE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: 

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NAME: Josh Osborn-Patel (he/him)

ROLE: Social Secretary 

INSTRUMENT: French Horn

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WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? 

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN DUOS? 

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? 

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