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Alasdair Beatson

Scottish pianist Alasdair Beatson works prolifically as soloist and chamber musician.  Highlights of 2017 include concerts in London’s Wigmore Hall and Kings Place, Zurich’s Tonhalle, West Cork, Ryedale, Resonances and Ernen festivals, and collaborations with Adrian Brendel, Philippe Graffin, Pekka Kuusisto, Alexander Melnikov, Pieter Wispelwey, the Doric String Quartet, Meta4 and the Nash Ensemble among […]

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Ian Brown

Ian Brown’s musical life covers a wide field of solo playing, chamber music and conducting. In 1978, he joined the Nash Ensemble with whom he has played and recorded a large repertoire of chamber music. He has made more than 60 recordings with them, including the Mozart piano Quartets, Beethoven Piano and Wind Quintets, the […]

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Levon Chilingirian

Levon Chilingirian

Levon Chilingirian was born in Cyprus to Armenian parents and was introduced to music from a very early age through his pianist mother and violinist great uncle. When the Chilingirian family emigrated to London in 1960, Levon concentrated on the violin, studying at the Royal College of Music where he is now a professor. His […]

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Richard Ireland (Artistic Director)

London-born into a musical family, Richard is one of the UK’s leading chamber musicians and has been a regular performer at London’s Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, Kings Place, and at all of the major chamber music venues across Europe playing alongside many great international artists. Richard is professor of violin at the Royal Academy […]

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Garfield Jackson

Garfield Jackson was born in London and studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal Academy of Music, where his teachers included Peter Schidlof and Stephen Shingles. He has been a member of the Endellion String Quartet since its inception in 1979. The ensemble is resident at Cambridge University and regular high-profile series in […]

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Richard Lester

Richard Lester

Leading chamber-musician, solo-cellist and for 16 years a member of the award-winning Florestan Trio, Richard Lester appears regularly at the world’s foremost concert venues and festivals. Equally at home on both period instruments and ‘modern’, he was for many years principal with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and has been principal cello with […]

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Anthony Marwood

Anthony Marwood performs worldwide as soloist with many notable orchestras, and enjoys regular collaborations with Les Violons du Roy in Canada (he currently holds a three-year position as Principal Artistic Partner), the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra (Artistic Partner in the 2016-17 season), Tapiola Sinfonietta in Finland, Australian Chamber Orchestra and the St Louis Symphony in the […]

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Krysia Osostowicz

Krysia Osostowicz

Krysia is one of the leading violinists of her generation and founder of the Dante Quartet. She has given concerto and recital performances across Europe and made a series of award-winning recordings. From 1985-1995 she played with Domus, the pioneering piano quartet which toured with its own portable concert hall – a geodesic dome – […]

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Christoph Richter

Christoph Richter

After his studies with André Navarra and Pierre Fournier, Christoph Richter was principal cellist of the Northern Radio Symphony Orchestra in Germany, conducted by Günter Wand. An intense collaboration with Sandor Végh and prizes at international competitions such as Paris (Rostropovich) and Geneva led him to the decision to leave the orchestra. He became professor at […]

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Simon Rowland-Jones

Simon Rowland-Jones

Performer, editor, composer and teacher, Simon Rowland-Jones has always led a busy and multifaceted musical life. He was founder violist of the Chilingirian Quartet, in which he played for a total of ten years.  He subsequently performed with many other leading chamber groups. His solo CDs, on the Meridian and Etcetera labels, include recordings of […]

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Susan Tomes

Susan Tomes has won numerous international awards as a pianist, both on the concert platform and in the recording studio, including the 2013 Cobbett Medal for distinguished service to chamber music. She grew up in Edinburgh and was the first woman to take a degree in music at King’s College, Cambridge. Her career encompasses solo, […]

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David Waterman

David Waterman

David Waterman was born into a musical family in Leeds. He studied Philosophy for six years at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was awarded a Research Scholarship and MA and PhD degrees, and was a tutor to final-year Philosophy undergraduates. At the same time he studied cello privately with Martin Lovett, William Pleeth and Jane […]

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Guest Mentors

We’ve been delighted to welcome the following Guest Mentors:   Pavlo Beznosiuk Over the past 25 years Pavlo Beznosiuk has established a formidable reputation as one of Europe’s most respected Baroque violinists, with a busy international career as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster and director. Pavlo has a long association with the Academy of Ancient […]

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