Past Concerts

Ben Simnett

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

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

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

Benjamin Powell performs across the UK and abroad both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, and gives regular concerts of contemporary music.

Steven Wilkie

Now one of the country’s leading violinists, Steven Wilkie was a prize-winning student of Yossi Zivoni at the RNCM.