The Team


Richard Ireland
Artistic Director

Richard founded ChamberStudio in 2010. He designs the programmes and works with all the musicians involved.

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.

Richard is Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music.

For Richard’s full biog, visit his mentor page.

Lucy Bending
General Manager

Lucy is responsible with Richard for planning ChamberStudio’s activities. She leads on staffing, finance, building relationships with partner organisations, and legal compliance.

Clare Norburn
Development Consultant

Clare is responsible for building relationships with current and new funders for ChamberStudio.

ChamberStudio Stewards

Maryan Balkwill

Mark Dobson

James Douglas

Susan Skidmore

Marc Gascoigne

Richard Smith
IT support

Ian Fenton
Graphic Design

Kate Benjamin
Graphic Design

ChamberStudio Trustees

Alex Brougham

Simon Cook

Janet Hilton

Richard Jennings

Margaret Lewisohn

Geoff Parkin

Simon Rowe

Kay Stephen