‘Cellist Dinah Beamish has played with numerous ensembles, ranging from string quartet recitals on classical music cruises on the Danube, to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Her name appears in the string sections on albums of many popular artists, such as Peter Gabriel and Jools Holland.
She has recently made a cd of ambient mellow ‘cello over silvery Indian tamboura, called ‘New Terrain’, to accompany reiki, meditation and many of the alternative therapies.
Dinah has also devised a workshop based in Indian music, designed for pupils to discover their creativity in music, called ‘Raga Unravelled.’
She is also one half of the duo ‘My Glass World.’
Dinah has played with many orchestras including: Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, English National Orch., National Symphony Orch., Milton Keynes City Orch., Moscow City Ballet tours, Orch of St. Johns Smith Sq., Royal Philharmonic Orch., and the UK Philharmonic.
Westend show work includes Showboat, Grand Hotel, (member) Evita, Chess, Phantom, Joseph, Miss Saigon and The Sound of Music.
National Theatre Work: Albert Speer, Oklahoma, Mrs. Affleck.
Dinah was member and director of Electra and then Brilliant Strings. These groups specialised in writing their own string arrangements. Electra appeared in Derek Jarman’s film Edward the Second. (Pictured)
Both names can be found on countless albums of popular artists, including Eddi Reader, the Manic St. Preachers, Mark Knopfler, posthumously Nick Drake, Stereophonics, Spiritualised, Teddy Thompson, The Veils, Zero 7, and several of Jools Hollands’ albums.
Dinah plays in a string quartet with the big band on Jools’ New years eve show for BBC 2 , the ‘Hootenanny.’ They have accompanied Amy Wine House and Paul Weller, BBking and Tom Jones to name a handful.