Mike Escreet first came to music through singing in choirs, both at church and at school, and sometime after his voice broke realised he was missing all the music making he had done, so when the headmaster advertised for someone to learn the double bass he volunteered. (more…)
Llinos was raised in Pwllheli in north Wales until she attended Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester for sixth form. She studied music at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, before a post graduate course at the Royal Academy of Music. (more…)
Huw lives in London as a freelance oboist and is a founder member of Ensemble Cymru. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Robin Canter. (more…)
Florence Cooke is much in demand as a chamber musician and has performed extensively in the UK and abroad. She studied at Cambridge University, where she held an academic scholarship, and the Guildhall, where she held the Leverhulme Fellowship. She is the winner of many prizes and awards, including the Myra Hess award, Nigel Brown Prize, Razumovsky Trust award and Park Lane Group award. (more…)
Sara is from Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, where she was taught the violin by Almut Bone and Margaret Scourse before taking up the viola at the age of 15. (more…)
Harvey Davies studied the piano with Helen Davies and David Parkhouse then with Ryszard Bakst at the Royal Northern College of Music. His career as a chamber musician has taken him to four continents and throughout the UK.
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Dublin-born Lucy is currently enjoying a busy career as a chamber musician and teacher. She graduated with highest honours from the Royal Northern College of Music with a Bachelor Degree, a Master Degree in Solo Performance and an International Artist Diploma in Orchestral String Leadership, completed in conjunction with the Hallé. Her teachers have included Simon Aspell of the Vanbrugh Quartet, the late Roger Bigley, and Louise Lansdown. (more…)
Welsh violinist Elenid Owen has, for the past twenty-four years, been a member of the Paris based Ludwig String Quartet, giving over 1500 concerts and master classes worldwide and recording 20 CDs for ‘Naxos’, ‘Naïve’ and ‘Universal’ labels. In 2012 she was made Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry for Culture for her contribution to music in France.
Jonathan Rimmer studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. He was a finalist in the Shell L.S.O. competition and in 1990 won the woodwind section of the B.B.C. Young Musician of the Year performing live with Sir Charles Groves on the BBC at St Davids Hall, Cardiff. (more…)
Originally from Carmarthen, Anne Denholm is one of Britain’s leading young harpists and is Official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales. Anne received her Master’s degree from the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London with distinction, graduating with a Regency Award for notable achievement and as the first ever harpist to win the historic RAM Club Prize. (more…)