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Alasdair Beatson

Pianist Alasdair Beatson is highly regarded as a distinctive and vibrant musician. Recent and forthcoming highlights include a sixth solo Wigmore Recital, performances of the complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas with Pieter Wispelwey, and collaborations with such artists as Adrian Brendel, Philippe Graffin, Erich Höbarth, the Nash Ensemble and the Doric Quartet. A new CD released […]

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Ian Brown

Ian Brown made his London debut as a conductor in a performance of Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony in the Barbican. He has conducted the London Mozart Players, English Chamber Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has worked in Poland with the Leopoldinum Orchestra of Ostrava. He has appeared at the Edinburgh, […]

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Levon Chilingirian

Levon Chilingirian

Levon Chilingirian was born in Cyprus into a musical Armenian family. In London he studied at the Royal College of Music where he is now a professor. His early influences in music were his uncle, violinist Manoug Parikian, his teacher Hugh Bean, musicologist Hans Keller, and the Amadeus Quartet. His long-standing partnership with Clifford Benson […]

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Richard Ireland (Artistic Director)

London-born into a family of string quartet players (his father Patrick was in the Allegri Quartet, and his brother Robin in the Lindsays), 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 […]

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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

Chamber musician, solo cellist, orchestral principal and renowned teacher Richard Lester appears regularly at the world’s foremost concert venues and festivals. He studied in London at the Royal College of Music with Amaryllis Fleming and in Germany with Johannes Goritzki. He was a member of the award-winning Florestan Trio, a founder-member of the ensemble Domus, and […]

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Anthony Marwood

Anthony Marwood combines his love of chamber music with regular appearances as soloist with orchestras around the world. Current and forthcoming engagements include concertos with the Boston Symphony, the St Louis Symphony, the BBC Scottish Symphony, the BBC Symphony, Collegium Musicum Winterthur, the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony.Conductors he has worked with include […]

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Krysia Osostowicz

Krysia is one of the leading violinists of her generation, known both as a soloist and a chamber musician.  She studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School, at Cambridge University and in Salzburg with Sandor Vegh.  She has given concerto and recital performances throughout Europe and made a series of award-winning recordings.  Krysia was a founder […]

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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 very busy, all-embracing musical life.  He was founder violist of the Chilingirian Quartet, in which he played for a total of ten years, and he has also performed with many other leading chamber groups, including the Nash Ensemble. As a soloist he made a […]

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Susan Tomes

One of Britain’s foremost pianists, Susan Tomes grew up in Edinburgh and was the first woman to study music at King’s College, Cambridge. She is in demand as a recitalist and concerto soloist, and has recorded over fifty CDs, winning many international recording awards. She is particularly renowned for her achievements in chamber music. For […]

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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 Professors

We’ve been delighted to welcome the following Guest Professors as mentors for particular Study Programmes   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 […]

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