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En Hudson

Eleanor Hudson was born in Buxton Derbyshire, and began to learn the piano at the age of four, wanting to play the harp from the age of six.  She finally got her first harp at the age of thirteen, studying with Mair Jones from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, then going on to Chethams School… Read more »

Maria Snowdon

Based in Glossop, Maria enjoys a busy and varied career combining professional orchestral, chamber and solo playing with teaching and coaching young musicians. Born in Merthyr Tydfil, she started the flute at the age of nine, studying with John Turner in her early teens.  Subsequently she was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Northern College… Read more »

James Swarbrick

Eighteen year old guitarist James Swarbrick is from Bolton, Lancashire.  Having recently completed his studies at Chetham’s School of Music, James first started learning guitar with his grandfather at the age of eight.  At the age of nine he commenced guitar lessons with local teacher Stephen Lane.  In 2008 he performed before the Duchess of… Read more »

Rosa Hartley

Rosa Hartley is 20 years old and currently in her second year of the Bachelor of Music programme at the Royal College of Music, studying with Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky. She began her violin studies at the age of 5, joined the junior department of the Royal Northern College of Music at the age of 9… Read more »

Ryan Drucker

Born in Belgium, Ryan is in his fourth year of the BMus (Hons) course at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Helen Krizos. He previously studied with Seta Tanyel at Tonbridge School where he was a music scholar. Ryan has won a number of prizes at the RNCM. Most recently, he… Read more »

Oliver Nelson

Oliver Nelson was born in Glasgow and began learning the violin at the age of six.  He gained scholarships to both CanfordSchool and the Royal Academy of Music.  During his time at the Academy, Oliver studied the violin with Xue-Wei, conducting with Denise Ham and Colin Metters and appeared as leader and soloist with the… Read more »

Review of Buxton Fringe Concert 2014

This has to be one of the best concerts that HPO have given on the Fringe in recent years. Their assured playing and conductor Andrew Hodkinson’s confident direction ensured a thrilling experience. The concert opened with Debussy’s l’apres-midi d’un Faune which reminded us how good the HPO woodwinds are. This quite short , but highly… Read more »

Jane McNeill

Jane had a very early introduction to music and joined the Kodaly Children’s Orchestra at the RNCM, initially as a percussionist then a flautist.  She gained a junior music exhibition award (scholarship) from DerbyshireCounty for flute tuition & played in both Area & County Youth Orchestras.  Jane studied Music at LiverpoolUniversity and performed in Choirs,… Read more »