Click on the photo's to learn about our core members and people who come to join us as performers and composers.
Peter Mallinson on violaAs well as being member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra Peter has played with many period ensembles including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Hanover Band, Arcangelo, and Music for Awhile. As a soloist Peter has given the UK première performance of Sally Beamish’s That Recent Earth for unaccompanied viola, and the world première of Robin Holloway’s Suite en Saga for solo viola - a work he later performed at the Ravenna Music Festival in its original incidental music form.
Taking a bow with Matt CollinsWe played Matts piece 'Machine' for string quartet in our Open Chamber concert recently. It's a beautiful, stretched out, elastic shapeshifter of a piece. A joy to play.
Anna de Bruin - violinAnna studied at the Royal College of Music London and in Moscow, later gaining a Masters in performance studies. She freelances with many London orchestras and has guested as principal and co principal with several of them. A keen chamber musician, she has recently been guest leader of the OSJ ensemble, Riot ensemble, London Contemporary Orchestra ensemble at QEH and soloist with London Concertante. Anna is studying for an MA in experimental composition at Brunel University.
Thea SpiersThea studied at the Royal Northern College of Music leading both Symphony and chamber orchestras and gaining a 1st class honours degree. She has played in Manchester with orchestras including Manchester Camerata and Royal Northern Sinfonia. Since moving to London, she plays with the capitals major orchestras including BBCSO and the Philharmonia. Her diversity has seen her journeying through both jazz and folk worlds where she has collaborated on many interesting projects.
Sarah BurnettSarah Burnett is a highly sought after bassoonist and teacher. She has a wide portfolio and can be heard as a chamber musician, in studios recording music for film scores, guesting in most of the UK's leading symphony orchestras and as principal bassoon of both the London Mozart Players and Britten Sinfonia.
Julia GrahamJulia’s musical life has always been very eclectic, with her early working years seeing her appointed to posts at English National Opera followed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Since then Julia has been in many West End bands, including Miss Saigon at The Prince Edward Theatre and has had an active chamber music life with performances at both The Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room. She was Matthew Bourne’s principal cellist for Swan Lake and for the company's recent production Red Shoes in London
Daniel HewsonDan started playing the piano and writing music aged 10, guided by his musical parents. He played trombone in the National Youth Orchestra, and read music at Oxford University, where he won the Osgood Composition Prize. He has worked with Groove Armada, Nigel Kennedy, the Oxford Chamber Orchestra, I Maestri, Stomp, played at the BBC Proms, the Sydney Opera House, recorded for Radio 3, and conducted his music at Abbey Road Studios.