Stacey Watton is Solo Bass of the Oxford Philharmonic. He made his concerto debut on the bass at the age of thirteen. Stacey won the Eugene Cruft Prize for the Double Bass at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he studied as a scholar and later became a professor. Stacey has a busy career as a concerto soloist, chamber musician and orchestra principal performing on recordings, live television and radio broadcasts, as well as recording the sound tracks to numerous Hollywood films. Stacey has also appeared as a guest principal with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw, Royal and London Philharmonics, the Hallé, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Stacey has also successfully embarked on a career as a conductor.