Miriam is a first year cellist studying with Nicholas Trygstad at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. She has performed concertos with orchestras, including: Saint Saëns, Vivaldi double, Elgar and Haydn’s C major cello concerto. While at secondary school at the FallibroomeAcademy, Miriam was invited to play for TedX – a popular international… Read more »
Recently hailed as “a charismatic performer of sensitivity and panache”, musician Ben Lathbury began playing the piano aged 6. Born to a musical family in the Midlands in 1988, he was encouraged to take part in as many musical events and activities as possible, leading to an award for ‘Outstanding Achievement & Contribution in Music’… Read more »
Coming from a musical family, Harry was interested in brass instruments from a very young age. He was given a cornet for Christmas at the age of 8, and he never looked back. At the age of thirteen he gained a Music Scholarship to UppinghamSchool, where he studied under Dave Price. After Uppingham he was awarded… Read more »
In 2011 Anya completed her Master’s degree in violin performance with distinction. She studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Professor Yair Kless. She also completed her Post-Graduate Diploma (with Distinction) at RNCM with Professor Kless. She studied with the assistance of the AYO Dorothy Fraser Award, Musicians’ Benevolent Fund scholarship and she… Read more »
Ben began playing the clarinet at the age of 10, quickly becoming involved with local orchestras in Salisbury where he grew up, and eventually with the Wiltshire County Youth Orchestra. He went on to study music at the University of Leeds, spending a year of his course in Weimar, Germany, at the Franz Liszt Hochschule… Read more »
Doug Badger was born in Edinburgh where, at the age of 11, he began learning the cello with renowned Scottish teacher Eleanor “Kitty” Gregorson MBE. He later attended the Junior Department of theRoyalScottishAcademy of Music and Drama, before progressing to the University ofYork, where he attained a BA in Music. In 1998 he moved toManchester… Read more »
Dewi Tudor Jones studied music at the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music with Peter Cropper, Julia Hanson and Wen Zhou Li. He graduated in 2007 with a first class degree and a Master’s degree and was awarded the Hargreaves Recital Prize. He now works in and aroundManchester, the North of England… Read more »
Benjamin Powell performs across the UK and abroad both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, and gives regular concerts of contemporary music.
Now one of the country’s leading violinists, Steven Wilkie was a prize-winning student of Yossi Zivoni at the RNCM.
View some video extracts from our July 2011 Concert at St. John’s Church.