BBC Introducing Classical Artist - Yume Fujise is a Japanese violinist currently living in London. Recently she has been appearing live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune on numerous occasions and has performed in major international venues, such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Suntory Hall (Tokyo) and Forbidden City Hall (Beijing). Yume has been a prize winner at numerous competitions, including North London Festival D'Addario Competition (2017), The EuroAsia International Competition (2015), Singapore National Teachers Association Competition (2010), and Trinity London Competition (2005). Yume studied at the Menuhin School and at the Kunst Universität Graz, and is currently studying her Masters degree at the Royal College of Music, London (RCM) on an ABRSM full scholarship. During her time at the RCM, Yume has already won the 2014 and 2018 Violin Competition and 2015 Concerto Competition and 2017 Concerto Competition. In 2017, Yume performed Brahms Violin Concerto under the baton of Maxim Vengerov and performed numerous recitals and concertos in Europe and Asia. She was invited to take part in the Seiji Ozawa International Academy in Rolle, Switzerland 2017. Yume has also recently joined Nicola Benedetti's quartet. She is grateful for the generous support of the Soiree d'Or Scholar Foundation, Hattori Foundation (Junior Award & Senior Award) Lee Abbey Award, Henry Wood Accommodation Award, Help Musicians UK, Talent Unlimited and Mr. & Mrs. Rin Kei Mei.Yume plays on an Antonio Stradivarius, ĎAbergavenny, ex-Kavakos' 1724 has been generously loaned to her by Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.
Darima Tcyrempilova was born in 1991 in Russia, received her first cello lessons at the age of five. From 2004, she studied at the Gnessin Special School in Moscow, and in 2010 she moved to the Gnessin Academy of Music. In 2012 she began her studies at the Rostock Music Academy and in 2014 joined Laszlo Fenyö at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe. She is 1st prize winner of the international Knushevitsky Cello Competition, won a 3rd prize at the Kozolupov Competition and was a finalist at the New Games Moscow. She was a scholarship holder of the Yuriy Rozum Foundation, the Ad Infinitum Foundation Rostock, the Horst Rahe Foundation and received a scholarship from the Friends of the University of Music Karlsruhe and the DAAD Foundation. Since 2016 she is a scholarship holder of Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz. Her concerts have taken her to Belorussia, Spain, Switzerland and the USA , as well as the Tanglewood Festival. She plays on a violoncello by JB Grancino from the year 1700, which is loaned to her by the State Collection Baden-Württemberg
Hugh Mather studied the piano and organ from an early age, gaining the FRCO and the ARCM piano performers diplomas. He then pursued a medical career and was Consultant Physician at Ealing Hospital from 1982 to 2006, before retiring to pursue his musical interests. He continued his piano studies with James Gibb for many years. He has given countless concerts at St Mary's Perivale, St Barnabas, Ealing Hospital and elsewhere, as concerto soloist, recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician. He has performed concerti by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Gershwin, Grieg, and Schumann, with various orchestras including the West London Sinfonia, Ealing Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Orchestra, Kew Sinfonia, Trinity Orchestra (Harrow), Stroud Orchestra and the Colchester Philharmonic Orchestra. He is Chairman of the Friends of St Mary's Perivale, and has organised over 1350 concerts at St Mary's Perivale and St Barnabas in the past 14 years.