Jun Sasaki (cello) was born in 1989 in London, studied at the Menuhin School and at the Royal College of Music. He was a finalist in ITV's ‘Britain's Brilliant Child Prodigies' competition in 2003, won the 2nd Prize at the Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition in 2006, and was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition string section. He won the string prize in the Royal Overseas League Competition in 2010, and is a Concordia Foundation artist. He has given many concerts at prestigious venues throughout the UK and across Europe. He is now studying in Oslo with the legendary cellist Truls Mork.
Rosie Richardson (piano) grew up in Ealing, and studied at the Guildhall School of Music, graduating in 2005 with a Masters Degree in solo performance, winning the Romantic Piano Prize. She was made a Philip and Dorothy Green recommended artist for the Making Music Award in 2006 which led to recitals at music societies around the UK. Alongside her solo work, she has become well known for her duo work with string players, and has performed extensively with several distinguished young cellists.
Liquid Architecture is a chamber music collective formed in 2005 to perform and promote music for mixed ensembles. They have performed around the UK and have won awards from the Tunnell Trust and the MMSF/Philharmonia Ensemble Award and been supported in their commissioning and performance of new music by the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust and the PRS Foundation.
Richard Russell (clarinet) studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Guildhall School. He won many awards and scholarships, including a Tunnell Trust Award. Since graduating, he has played in many prestigious orchestras, including the LPO, CBSO, RPO, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Northern Sinfonia etc. He has performed concertos with various orchestras, and given recitals at prestigious venues, including the Wigmore Hall and the South Bank
Fenella Humphreys (violin) was brought up in Ealing, and studied at the Purcell School and the Guildhall School and completed her studies in Dusseldorf. She has given concerto and recital performances at many prestigious venues. As violinist with the Lawson Trio, Fenella has a busy schedule around the UK. She is also in demand as orchestral leader, and was appointed Konzertmaster with the Deutsche Kammerakademie in 2008., She has maintained her links with Ealing musical life, having led Ealing Youth orchestra, and having given many concerts at St Barnabas and St Mary's Perivale.
Alexis White (piano) studied at the Menuhin School , the Royal Northern College of Music and the Eastman School of Music in USA. She won many prestigious prizes and scholarships, most notably First Prize in the 7th Noyers International Piano Competition in France , and has performed in prestigious venues throughout the UK and abroad. She has collaborated with many distinguished musicians, has broadcast on the radio and featured for several years as a Countess of Muster Artist. She is currently one of the staff pianists at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Head of Keyboard at St Paul's Girls' School.
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