Originally from Birmingham, Lucy has lived in Wales since 1996. She plays the piano and clarinet, but her passion is for music education. She came to Wales to study music at Bangor University where she graduated with a BMus degree (First Class honours), and subsequently an MA.
Mared Emlyn is a harpist and composer and a member of Ensemble Cymru’s creative team.
Nicola grew up in Bedford and Devon before studying at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Trinity College of Music London. She has won several recognised awards including a scholarship to study at the Musical Academia Chigiana in Sienna, Italy.
Nick Ireson enjoys a busy career as a performer, working with a variety of orchestras and ensembles across the UK and abroad. He is often to be found under the stage playing for various ballet companies and occasionally ventures above ground onto the concert platform too.
Having grown up in Wales, Martin studied at the Guildhall School and is now a freelance Bass player.
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.
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.
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.
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. Sara studied with Penny Stirling and Louise Lansdown at the RNCM.