Andrei (piano)

Andrei began playing piano and violin in 2010.  That same year he was admitted into the Guildhall School Music and Drama and offered a bursary to study piano under Zoe Mather (finalist in the BBC Young Musician competition, 1990) and Sebastian Mueller (master violin teacher, renowned for his teaching concept in which he collaborates with [...]

Molly (‘cello)

Molly was born in London and, from the ages of one to four attended Lowell Herbert’s music classes.  Aged four she started playing in the String Training Programme at the Guildhall School of Music and when she was six years old, started playing the ‘cello with Dr. Oliver Gledhill.  Aged 11, she joined the Junior [...]

Alexander (viola)

Alexander was born in London and began playing the violin aged four with Sheila Nelson.  After a while, he became attracted to the sound of the viola which he started learning with Jacky Woods. Studying music at the Primary Academy at the Royal Academy of Music, Alexander takes classes in theory and musicianship.  He attends [...]

Isabella (‘cello)

Isabella was born in London and started learning the cello at the Royal Academy of Music aged six. She is very inspired by Jacquline du Pré and Rostropovich. Studying music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Isabella learns cello with Gillian Thoday. She also takes classes in composition and music awareness and attends [...]

Elodie (violin)

Elodie lives in Chelmsford and began learning the violin at the age of five after taking inspiration from the BBC Young Musician winners Jennifer Pike and Nicola Benedetti. In 2009 Elodie started at Chetham’s School of Music and, whilst there, won the Junior Concerto Competition and performed as both a chamber musician and as a [...]

Xander (violin)

Xander is a violinist from North Wales.  He began learning the violin aged eight and is currently in his fifth year at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music, for which he has a Music and Dance scheme Scholarship.  Since 2013 Xander has been studying under Steve Wilkie.  Xander won the Caerwys Young Musician of [...]

Zac (French horn)

Zac lives in Lancing and started playing the tenor horn when he was seven taught by Christine Terry.   Aged 11, he transitioned to the French horn, initially taught by Trevor Denyer and Eira Owen. He studies at Lancing College where, for four consecutive years, he has won the Perry Bronson Trophy for brass excellence in [...]

Billy (folk violin)

Billy is a folk fiddler and guitarist and has been performing at festivals: Tabernacle Folk, Bideford, Orchestra in a Field, Folk by the Oak, and in clubs such as Troubadour and Mau Mau, since he was 10.  Billy loves the bluesy, syncopated Appalachian and Cajun music best. He has supported Eliza Carthy, Tim Eriksen, Dave [...]

Joshua (violin)

Joshua was born in London and started music at the North London Colourstrings Centre kindergarten where he would happily sing his heart out! He had his first violin lessons there with Anna Salmi aged four. In 2009 Joshua started studying with Yumi Sasaki and at the Youth Music Centre in North London.  Four years later, [...]

Clover (voice)

Clover started singing at the age of 13 and began her training with the South West Music School shortly afterwards. She successfully auditioned for the Royal College of Music Junior Department when she was 15, where she currently studies voice with Veronica Veysey-Campbell. Clover sings with two RCM Junior Department choirs: Parry Voices, who have [...]

Ashby (bassoon)

Ashby is a bassoonist from London. He started as a Specialist Musician at Wells Cathedral School in 2015, where he studies bassoon with Pete Harrison and piano with Sophia McKett.  Before this he spent four years at Junior Royal Academy of Music and was a Music Scholar at Forest School. Ashby is delighted to have [...]

Micah (tuba)

Micah, from Fife, started playing the tuba aged 12 and quickly realised he wanted to study music “for real” after school.  By the age of 15 he had achieved his Grade 5 with Distinction and started to join more ensembles and orchestras. In October 2014 Micah joined the Fife Youth Orchestra and, a year later, [...]

Oliver (cello)

Ollie began learning the cello aged six, at the First String Experience at the Royal Academy of Music, London.  When he was eight, he joined the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music, learning with James Halsey and, aged 10, recently passed his ABRSM Grade 8 Cello with Distinction He attends City of London [...]

Sharon (violin)

Sharon began playing the violin aged five.  She studied at the String Training Programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Fiona Hutchins aged six.  She was accepted into the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama two years later, where she studies with Ruth Hahn. In 2014 Sharon was selected for a [...]