Anton Crayton

Anton was a founding member of the Marmen String Quartet and Explore Ensemble, both with whom he performed nationally and internationally for several years. He formerly studied at the Royal College of Music, under the tutelage of Melissa Phelps.

In 2015 Anton performed ‘Kai’ for solo cello and ensemble by Mark-Anthony Turnage, conducted by Tim Lines. A subsequent nerve injury to his shoulder precluded him from playing the cello for a time, affording him the opportunity to reconsider his future.

Over the next couple of years, Anton continued to teach at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music. He also developed his role as a tour-leader for Kirker Holidays, with whom he was involved in creating the music programmes for the Kirker Music Festivals, interviewing guest musicians, and giving lectures on music to the clients.

Fast-forward to 2020, and Anton started his medical studies at the University of Newcastle Medical School. Now based in the North-East, he spends the majority of his time running around hospitals. He is simultaneously developing his role as a teacher at the Sage Gateshead’s Centre for Advanced Training, a high-level music training programme for young people with exceptional potential and passion for music.

When he’s not wielding a bow or a stethoscope, he will probably be found on a bike, lost somewhere between Newcastle and Scotland.

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