Strings

Amanda Cook

Guitar

Soloist and member of the Vida Guitar Quartet

Dubbed “The ‘guitar queen’ with a silken touch” by The Independent. Amanda has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in the USA, South America and throughout Europe.

Photo: Thurstan Redding

Bozidar Vukotic

Cello

Cellist of the Tippett String Quartet

As the founder member of the groundbreaking Tippett String Quartet, Bozidar performs regularly at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, King’s Place and on BBC Radio 3. He also plays regularly across the UK as a guest principal cellist with Britain’s finest orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Ballet Sinfonia , John Wilson Orchestra and Spain’s Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife.

Photo: Guy Hills

Clio Gould

Violinist

Soloist, Director and Leader of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Leader of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Clio is also the principal violin of the London Sinfonietta and was Artistic Director of the Scottish Ensemble from 1993 to 2005. Clio Gould enjoys an unusually varied career as a violinist, and performs as soloist, director and leader throughout Britain and Europe.

Gary Levinson

Violin

Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Violinist Gary Levinson is the Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth. Chosen by Zubin Mehta to join the New York Philharmonic in 1987 at age 21, Mr. Levinson made his New York Philharmonic solo debut under the baton of Erich Leinsdorf in 1991, the same year he earned his Master of Music Degree at the Juilliard School. He has also toured at Mr. Mehta’s request as one of the concertmasters of the Israel Philharmonic. His teachers included Henryk Szeryng, Dorothy DeLay, Masao Kawasaki, Glenn Dicterow and Felix Galimir.

Photo: Thurstan Redding

John Mills

Violin

Leader of the Tippett Quartet and the John Wilson Orchestra

In great demand as leader, soloist and chamber musician, John is the first violin of the highly acclaimed Tippett Quartet and guest leads many great orchestras including the famous John Wilson Orchestra.

Photo: Peter Nall

Pieter Schoeman

Leader

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Pieter Schoeman, Leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Rachel Roberts

Viola

Soloist, Chamber Musician, Orchestral Principal

Sergey Ostrovksy

Violin

Leader of the Aviv Quartet, Soloist and Leader

Leader of the celebrated Aviv Quartet, ex first concertmaster of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and professor of violin at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve, Sergey Ostrovsky performs as a soloist around the world working with such great names as Zubin Mehta and Maxim Vengerov.

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Alexander Somov

Cello

Violoncelle Super Soliste of the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra

Anthony Moffat

Violin

Leader, Scottish Opera

Cassandra Hamilton

Violin

Violinist of the Bernadel String Quartet and freelance orchestral player

Christopher George

Violin

Ex Leader Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Clara Biss

Violin

Violinist of the Lawson Trio

Clifton Harrison

Viola

Chamber musician and freelance professional

Colin Paris

Double Bass

Co Principal Double Bass of the London Symphony Orchestra

Dave Holmes

Guitarist

Session and West End guitarist

Dunja Lavrova

Violinist

Soloist, chamber musician and freelance orchestral violinist. Lessons in Russian or English

Helen Sharp

Harp

Chamber and Orchestral Harpist

Helena Wood

Violin

Leader of the RTE Symphony Orchestra

James Dickenson

Violin

Leader of the Villiers Quartet

Jeremy Isaac

Violin

Violinist of the Tippett Quartet

Joanne Green

Violin/Baroque Violin

Violinist of the Scottish Ensemble

Joel Hunter

Viola

Principal Viola of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Karen Stephenson

Cello

Co principal cello of the Philharmonia Orchestra

Liz Partridge

Violin

Freelance London Violinist

Louisa Tuck

Cello

Principal Cello of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Louise Lansdown

Viola

Head of Strings at Birmingham Conservatoire

Lucica Trita

Violinist

BBC Symphony Orchestra. Lessons in English, Spanish and Romanian

Lucy Jeal

Violinist

Freelance violinist

Lydia Lowndes-Northcott

Viola

Viola player of the Tippett Quartet

Mark Ashford

Guitarist

Soloist, Chamber musician and Professor of Guitar

Martin Storey

Cello

Principal Cellist of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Minsi Yang

Violinist

Freelance Violinist and Teacher, lessons available in English, Mandarin and Cantonese

Nathaniel Anderson-Frank

Violin

Leader of the BBC Concert Orchestra

Nicholas Bayley

Double Bass

Principal Double Bass, BBC Symphony Orchestra

Nick Stringfellow

Cello

Principal Cellist of the Orchestra of the Swan

Patrick Tapio Johnson

Cello

Freelance cellist and teacher

Paul Silverthorne

Viola

Principal viola London Sinfonietta

Robert Atchison

Violin

Violinist of the London Piano Trio

Robert Max

Cello

International Chamber Musician

Ruth Phillips

Cello

Baroque and modern cellist Co principal of Opera Fuoco. Founder of The Breathing Bow – a holistic approach to the cello and performance coaching.

Scott Dickinson

Viola

Principal Viola of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Chamber musician

Steffan Morris

Cello

Freelance soloist, chamber and orchestral player

Theodore Balkwill

Piano and cello

Freelance pianist and cellist

Tim Gibbs

Double Bass

Principal Bass of the Philharmonia Orchestra of London

Tim Gill

Cello

Principal cello of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Timothy Walden

Cellist

Principal cello of the Philharmonia Orchestra

Tom Norris

Violin

Co Principal Second Violin, London Symphony Orchestra

Tristan Gurney

Violin

Soloist, chamber and orchestral violinist

Victoria Simonsen

Cello

Chamber and Orchestral musician