Meet some of the musicians of the Siegfried Camerata!
Iain Gibbs began playing the violin aged six and currently studies with Detlef Hahn on the Masters programme at the Royal College of Music. As leader of the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra of Great Britain since January 2011, Iain is frequently asked to lead orchestral projects in and around London. Recent engagements have included projects with the Marryat Players, London Beethoven Project, Orchestra Vitae, Portobello Orchestra and King’s Philharmonic.
Iain has toured with the John Wilson Orchestra and has worked with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. He has performed at venues across London, including the Barbican, Royal Festival Hall and the House of Lords and has worked in France as part of Westminster Opera Company’s Emerging Artists Programme.
In his spare time, Iain enjoys spending time with friends and watching football and tennis. He also goes to as many concerts as he can!
Victoria Jericó is a young Spanish violinist who stands out for her musicality and lovely sound.
She is a member of Duo Stellae, a promising ensemble that has recently been awarded the “Byram Jeejeebhoy” prize for violin & piano. Since the beginning the duo has been very active, bringing Victoria to play in England, Scotland and Spain, being invited to play at the Festival PAM’14 in Pamplona.
Her increasing interest in Chamber Music brought her to form the Agora Piano Trio, an exciting ensemble that won the 1st prize at the Stratford Music Festival last year. As a member, she has received masterclasses from Christopher Richter and Richard Ireland at Chamber Studio Day’14 hold at Trinity Laban.
Victoria shares her passion for chamber music with an enthusiasm for orchestras that has led her to play with orchestras such as Trinity Laban String Ensemble, Sigfried Camerata or YMSO in England and with youth symphony orchestras from Catalonia, Cantabria or Basque Country in Spain.
She has recently finished MMus studies with Andrew Sherwood at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, generously supported by a TCM Scholarship.
In her free time she likes to make handiwork and cook for her friends.
A native of Japan, violinist Yuhka Nagai graduated in 2014 at the Royal Academy of Music in London as a student of Mayumi Fujikawa. At the moment, she is working towards an Artist Diploma with Mayumi Fujikawa at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as a Violet Wright Scholar.
She also holds a MA in Performance and LRAM teaching qualification from the Royal Academy, and Bachelor of Arts and Masters degrees from the Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo, Japan. She has also obtained teaching qualifications in Japan, which allowed her to teach at selected local high schools, and has enabled her to pursue her passion for teaching in London as well.
In 2007 Yuhka was selected to play as the concertmaster of the Musashino Academia Symphony Orchestra for 3 years. An active solo and chamber musician, Yuhka has been a member of a variety of chamber music ensembles and has performed as a soloist at various festivals.
As a member of the piano quartet, “Blüte,” she won third prize in the 1st Memorial Tokyo Art Chamber Music competition, and later this ensemble’s recital was sponsored by the Tokyo Art Center. She is currently the 1st violin of the Kodo Quartet, which was recently selected to take part in The Richard Carne Mentorship with Caducci and Wihan String Quartets.
With the Kodo Quartet she has won the the Richard Carne Intercollegiate String Quartet Competition 2015 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire Music and Dance.
After coming to London for studies, Yuhka has performed in several lunchtime concerts. Devoted to music, she focuses on her relationship between her heart, mind and body and is a passionate advocate for introducing Japanese composers such as Hikaru Hayashi to a wider audience in the United Kingdom. Aside from music performance and education, Yuhka is currently researching different approaches to improving musical performance through mental training with Dr. Shuichi Tsuji.
When she is not making music, Yuhka enjoys charity shop shopping and swimming.
Enrique has graduated in MA in violin performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Mateja Marinkovic (July 2014). Leader of the Andalusia´s youth orchestra and member of many youth orchestras such as the youth orchestra of Spain, West Eastern-Divan orchestra, and recently, the reserve list of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. He also has collaborated with the London Sinfonietta at the Southbank Centre and has led the Betica Orchestra, the oldest professional orchestra in Seville (Spain).
Over recent years he has taken violin lessons and master classes with great violinists and teachers, such as Thomas Brandis, Kazuki Sawa, Shirly Laub, Michael Thomas, Andrej Bielow, Yossi Zivoni, Jasna Maksimovic and Tasmin Little.
At the same time, regarding chamber music, he studied under the guidance of the Quatuor Danel, Brodsky quartet, Emerson quartet, Wihan quartet and Cuarteto Quiroga. He is currently working towards a Posgraduate Artist Diploma at Trinity College with John Crawford.
Clémence Hazaël - Massieux
Clémence just successfully finished her Masters in violin Performance at the RNCM, where she held the “Stuart Grey Scholarship”. She studied with Gina McCormack, Pavel Fischer and Stéphane Tran Ngoc.
Her recent solo appearances include premiers of contemporary works, including a performance with the RNCM Brand New Orchestra. She also performed her own composition at the British Museum (RNCM “Sound Histories”) and for the “New Music North West” festival. She has performed in Masterclasses for Renaud Capuçon, Yair Kless, Gérard Poulet and many others. Recital appearances include performances in Manchester, London, Paris, Gerardmer(France), notably a London performance of Sibelius Violin Concerto with I Maestri Orchestra.
Member of the Anatolia Piano Trio, they recently performed in Convey Hall.
She plays in orchestras in London and in France.
“when I am not playing music, which rarely happens, I enjoy flamenco and oriental dancing”
Camino obtained her Bachelor's degree in violin in Spain with Olga Vilkomirskaia. (pupil of David Oistrakh). She also had private piano tuition with Ricardo Requejo and Eduardo Rodriguez.
During her studies, Camino attended violin courses and masterclasses with Alexandre Detissov, Mayumi Fujikawa, Elena Mijailovskaia, Anne Marie North and Oliver Wille amongst others.
Moreover she has received chamber music coaching from Gerard Caussé, Graham Devine, Martino Tirimo and Michael Bochmann.
Highlights of her orchestral activities include engagements with YMSO (Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra), Orion Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de Extremadura, Leader in the Orquesta Filarmónica de Valladolid (OFV), London Arte Chamber Orchestra, Kantanti Ensemble, Stuttgart Youth Orchestra of Germany, working with conductors like Alexander G. Adiarte, Marin Alsop, James Blair, Sian Edwards, Elgar Howarth, Nicholas Kraemer, Toby Purser, Sue Perkins, Lee Reynolds, in halls like Wigmore hall, The Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth hall, Great Hall Aberystwyth, St. John's Smith Square, Conway Hall, amongst others.
She has performed both as soloist and as the leader of the chamber and symphony orchestras of the Conservatoire of Badajoz in Spain.
Camino played as 2nd violin of the Octet by Mendelssohn in “Telegraph Hill Festival” in 2014 with Ian Belton, violinist of the Brodsky Quartet and members of the London Symphony Orchestra,City of London Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia.
Camino finished her Mmus in violin at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the guidance of John Crawford on a TCM Scholarship.
"In my free time I like to improvise music with friends, watching films, walking in the countryside, taking pictures, travelling and surfing the Internet"
Declan McErlane was born in 1990. Originally from Northern Ireland, he moved to London after his studies with Ulster Orchestra leader, Tamás Kócsis, to begin lessons with Boris Brovtsyn at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
As an orchestral player, Declan has performed with the Ulster Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall for the 2012 BBC Proms and also at the Ulster Hall performing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. In April 2012, he performed to Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II, with Trinity Laban’s Symphony Orchestra for the recent inauguration of the Cutty Sark. Declan gives frequent concerts with the Orion Orchestra at many of London’s major classical music venues with the conductor Toby Purser. He has also been very lucky to travel further afield with Orion, performing opera for Sir James Dyson at his estate in Dodington Park, Aberystwyth Music Festival 2013 in Wales, and a Khojaly Commemorative Concert in L’èglise San Roch, Paris and St John Smith’s Square, London under the baton of Laurent Petitgirard. Outside of the classical realm, this orchestra has given Declan the opportunity to play with quite a few rock legends as part of Sunflower Jam’s “Celebrating Jon Lord’ and Rick Wakemen’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth UK Tour.
Before moving to London, Declan did pit work for Northern Ireland Opera in their performances of Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ as well as leading many musicals including ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘Calamity Jane’ and ‘Hello, Dolly’, ‘
Declan is very passionate about chamber music. During his studies he has played in duets through to sextets, and has received coaching from well-established quartets such as Le Quatuor Mosaïques and the Vanbrugh Quartet. He is currently interested in specialising in string quartet.
In his solo career, Declan has won the Declan O’Loan MLA and Victor Ross Memorial awards at 2011’s Ballymena Festival and given recitals of Bach’s E Major Partita for Solo Violin and Bruch Violin Concerto in the Mackerras Room at Trinity Laban. In Summer 2011 he performed the Theme to Schindler’s List with the NEELB Youth Orchestra and is on the lookout for an orchestra interested in performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in 2015.
In the studio Declan has recorded work for Pink Floyd at Abbey Road and put down tracks for David Colquhoun. He has also recorded for local talented composers, Mike MacLennan and Thomas Farnon.
Upon completing his BMus (Hons) in Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Declan will be furthering his studies at the Royal Academy of Music.
“In my spare time (when I get it!) I like riding and repairing motorbikes. I’ve done everything from basic maintenance up to brake and suspension rebuilds. Next is rebuilding an engine!"
Andrea Montalbano began studying the violin at the age of 6 and at 12 was admitted to the Conservatorio V. Bellini in Palermo, class of Professor Umberto Bruno. In 2012 he graduated with full marks under the guidance of M. Antonella Borruso. In 2015 he graduated with Distinction at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.
He studied with leading violinists and teachers including Silviu Dima, Stefano Pagliani and attended masterclasses with violinists such as Tasmine Little, Francesco Manara, Simone Bernardini, Christophe Horak, Ben Sayevich.
From an early age he was member of several orchestras including Fondazione Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra, Trinity Laban String Ensemble, Siegfried Camerata, Orchestra da Camera "Gli Armonici", Orchestra Giovanile Meditteranea, Orchestra del Conservatorio V. Bellini di Palermo, Orchestra Giovanile Sinfonica Siciliana, Orchestra del Teatro Pirandello di Agrigento, Sicilia String Orchestra, where he played in prominent positions. From September 2014, he is the leader of London Euphonia Orchestra.
He collaborated with renowned conductors as Garry Walker, Martin André, Paul Daniel, Gaetano D'Espinosa, Salvatore Percacciolo, Nicola Piovani. Andrea performed for major festivals, associations and in important venues as Royal Greenwich String Quartet Festival, Malta International Music Festival, Amici della Musica di Palermo, Amici della Musica di Trapani, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Teatro Politeama di Palermo, Cadogan Hall, Blackheath Halls, Auditorium RAI di Palermo, Teatro Pirandello di Agrigento.
Passionate about chamber music, Andrea has been awarded in competitions as Concorso Città di Palermo, Concorso Benedetto Albanese di Caccamo and attended masterclasses and lessons by Ofer Falk, David Kennedy, Christoph Richter, Wihan Quartet, Piatti Quartet, Carducci Quartet. Currently he is working towards a Post Graduate Artist Diploma at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the direction of Professor John Crawford.
Andrea loves outdoor sports and he is a football fan. He likes traveling and, as a curious person, learning new things. As a pets lover, he wishes to have at least two big dogs.
After being awarded a first class degree in music at Royal Holloway where he studied violin with Anna Cashell, Kieran completed his violin studies at postgraduate level at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under John Crawford. Kieran has played regularly with various orchestras including the The Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, London Mahler Orchestra, Orchestra Vitae and University of London Symphony Orchestra, but also plays in various other styles including Klezmer, and Progressive Rock, with winners of the 2015 Conservatoire Cup, The Connoisseur.
An enthusiastic chamber musician, Kieran is one half of violin duo Duo Realia with fellow violinist Beatriz Carbonell. The duo recently won the 2015 Trinity Laban Early Music Competition, leading to a performance at the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival. The duo also perform works by 20th century and contemporary composers. Duo Realia aim to make chamber music more accessible and exciting using video and social media to engage with a wider audience, and are active on YouTube, where they have presented several successful video series.
In his spare time Kieran enjoys breaking computers so that he has an excuse to fix them again, and making YouTube videos for Duo Realia and videosong band CatHatFiddle.
Miriam is currently a freelance cellist and workshop leader based in London, performing as an orchestral, chamber and session musician. She recently completed a recording of Chris Brammeld’s piano trio Op.6, composed in 2014 with Bedriska Trio. Miriam is a founding member of both Bedriska Trio and Quartet Volute, with whom she regularly performs with around the UK.
As a session player Miriam has recorded on albums for a wide variety of artists, gaining airplay on BBC radio 2, BBC 6 music and BBC London. Miriam has recorded sessions for SonyRecords and Universal Studios Germany, having performed with the likes of Nitin Sawhney, The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell, Paper Aeroplanes and recorded for Nick Howard among others.
Miriam gained a Masters in Music from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2013 thanks to the Ludwig Lebell and Leverhulme Orchestral Mentorship Scholarships. Miriam currently studies cello with Richard Markson.
Miriam is very passionate about education work, and this year is working as the String Leader for Animate Orchestra East, in partnership with the LPO. Miriam recently worked for ShareMusic Southwest on a creative music making course in Devon, and is taking part on Spitafields Music Core Training Programme for Music Workshop leaders.
Miriam also currently works for the Tri-Borough Music Hub, assisting two youth orchestras and teaching Cello to students at schools in South Kensington and Ladbroke Grove.
In her spare time Miriam enjoys going to festivals, cycling, swimming, cooking and going to the beach!
Barbara Mohorko, originally from Slovenia began her music journey at the age of 6 at the Music school Fran Korun Kozeljski in her hometown Velenje. Her love to the instrument and music grew quickly and in 2009 she decided to continue her studies. She became a student of Sanja Repse who prepared her for various competitions (Ars Nova Trieste, Concours Flame Paris, Svirel Competiton), masterclasses with some of the great cellists and professors of our time ( Igor Gavris, Nicholas Jones, Enrico Bronzi ) and concert tours across Portugal and Slovenia.
In 2012 Barbara successfully passed the auditions at various music academies and colleges in Austria and the UK and decided to continue her music education at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in the class of Natalia Pavlutskaya.
As an orchestral player Barbara participated in many different orchestras at home and abroad, she has been a member of the Symphonic and String Orchestra Fran Korun Kozeljski Velenje, and a regular player of the Paradisal Players. As a devoted chamber musician she is also performing with different artists back home and across Europe and is a member of the Goldwing Quartet.
Barbara's studies are generously supported by various scholarships and grants (The Music Students Hostel Trust Fund, Trinity Laban Hardship Fund, City Municipality of Velenje scholarship, Zois Scholarship).
In her spare time Barbara loves to spend as much time as she can with her family and friends.
Gabrielle started learning cello with Raymond Wang at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and also studied at Wells Cathedral School under Richard May.
She is a passionate chamber musician, her piano trio won the St James' Chamber Prize and gave a recital at the St James' Church in London this year. Gabrielle has received masterclasses given by Leonid Gorokhov, Robert Cohen, Thomas Demenga... She has attended music festivals like the Great Mountain Music Festival, and the Youth Classics, and received masterclasses given by distinguished musicians, such as Frans Helmerson, Jens- Peter Meinz, Edward Arron... Gabrielle has been invited to perform in the H.K Academy of Performing Arts, St John’s Cathedral, St Steven’s Church and was also invited to play with the Bath Bach Choir in the Bath Abbey, performing solo cello in ‘Tavener Svyati’. Gabrielle has performed the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major at Wells Cathedral, along with the gala recital with one of her colleagues. She has toured China and Hong Kong as part of the School’s Symphony Orchestra, and Germany as the principal cellist and performed in St James’ Palace in London. Gabrielle is currently studying with Louise Hopkins at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with scholarship. She also has a passion for singing and has won numerous awards. She studies vocal as well in Guildhall with Sarah Jane Pring.
"In my free time, I like meeting up with friends and have a banter."
Mark studied viola at the Royal College of Music Junior Department with Peter Lewis and Penny Filer and then at the Royal College of Music with Jonathan Barritt, graduating in July 2013. Following a successful application, Mark studied with Czech violist Jan Peruška at the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, from September 2011 until January 2012. He was commended for his performances in the 2011 and 2013 Royal College of Music viola competitions.
Mark is a keen chamber musician and has performed recitals throughout London and the south east. He has performed numerous concertos, including Telemann’s viola concerto with Solistes de musique ancienne and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with Ensemble Lunaire.
Mark has played Principal viola with many orchestras, including the Young Musician’s Symphony Orchestra, London Firebird Orchestra , the London Beethoven Project and Orchestra Vitae, performing at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. Martin in the Fields and LSO St. Luke’s.
Mark was recently offered a position in the Macao Orchestra in China and worked with them in September and October 2014. He has played with the London Concert Orchestra and Mozart Festival Orchestra and in 2015 will take up the offer of a place in the Southbank Sinfonia.
In his free time, Mark follows Manchester United and enjoys listening to Muse and Justin Timberlake!
Born in Totana (Spain), Pedro started to play flute at the age of eight. After graduating at Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Aragon with Antonio Nuez, he continued his studies at Trinity Laban with Anna Noakes
He recently graduated the Royal College of Music, where he coursed the Artist Diploma degree under the tutelage of Gareth Davies, Sue Thomas and Katie Bedford, principals of the LSO, LPO and ENO orchestras.
Supported by the Tillett Trust, Pedro has attended regularly the 'Nederlandse Fluit Academy' in the Netherlands, having lessons with Emily Beynon.
He has been member of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (JONDE), Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra (YMSO), Orchestra "Neue Musike" de Bolzano/Bozen and "Camerata Aragon" Chamber orchestra, among others.
During his career he has been awarded twice with the 'Ibercaja Prize', spanish competition for young musicians.
A passionate chamber musician, Pedro usually plays with diverse formations, such as woodwind quintet and flute, viola and harp trio.
Recent highlights are the performance of Frank Martin's Ballade at Het Concertebouw in Amsterdam, a recital at St-Martin-in-the-Fields in London and a recording for the National Radio of Spain (RNE) of the Bax and Debussy's trios with the Trio Vasnier.
Future projets include chamber music recitals at the Royal Opera House in London and Palau de la Musica in Barcelona.
Pedro is currently a flute player in the Southhbank Sinfonia in London.
"In my free time I like chilling out and doing some tourism in London"
Sandrine recently completed a year of postgraduate study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, where she was a Founders Scholar and was generously supported by the Grinstead Fund. She currently studies with Ian Mullin and Karen Jones.
Previously, Sandrine attended Durham University, studying flute with Juliette Bausor and Magdalene College, Cambridge. At university, she was principal flute of both Durham University Palatinate Orchestra and CUMS Symphony Orchestra.
Sandrine is currently based in London and has recently played with members of Sound Collective at Conway Hall and Keele University, the Amadeus Orchestra and the Orchestra of the City. She is also a member of flute and harp duo, Ludo, an ensemble she founded with harpist Laure Genthialon. A keen teacher, Sandrine also works for the tri-borough music hub in West London and at Ashmole Primary School.
In her spare time, Sandrine enjoys learning sign language, cycling and spending time with her two wonderful guinea pigs, Oscar and Henry.
Sofia Castillo came to London in 2011 to study with Anna Noakes and Margaret Campbell at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has had the privilege of participating in master classes with Paul Edmund Davies, Karen Jones, Denis Bouriakov or Michael Cox. In 2014 she has awarded with a scholarship to attend William Bennett’s International Flute Summer Festival. She has been asked to premiere and record works as well as numerous recordings for short films and documentaries such as the BBC program “Horizon”. She is part of the Astor Trio who have successfully and regularly performed around London.
Sofia has performed in many of the major concert halls in London including the Cadogan Hall, St John's Smith Sq and St Martin in the fields. She has played with orchestras around London including the Royal Orchestral Society, Fulham Festival Orchestra, the King’s College Chamber Orchestra, the London Hungarian Symphony Orchestra and the International Opera Theatre of Philadelphia which recently toured in Italy.
Following her upcoming graduation, Sofia will begin a Masters degree at the Royal College of Music of London, where she has been awarded with a scholarship and she hopes to continue performing solo and in ensembles and orchestras.
Other than my love for music I enjoy traveling the world and meeting new people. I love festivals, chilling with my family and friends and indulging in delicious international food.
Sophie has currently finished her studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she studied with Jo Lively, David Thomas and Christopher O’Neal and in the Vienna Konservatorium with Guy Porat. She left winning the Harold Clarke Woodwind Competition and a 1st Degree and a whole host of musical experiences both inside and outside including working with opera, police and circus companies.
Her new path as many musicians is multi pronged, the first left turn with new and old chamber groups- the ArtDeca and Gänse Ensemble, the right with music education projects with Fairbeats and in the Michael Faraday school, and at the centre her own projects which include a lot of experimentation. When not doing this you’ll find her with friends cooking up unusual recipes or enjoying her Garden of Eden.
Daniel Vallejo was born in Barcelona in 1990. He completed his bachelor of music degree at ‘Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya’ (ESMUC) under the direction of Joan Enric Lluna. Inspired to pursue his studies in a new environment, he continued to learn with Lluna at Trinity Laban in London, as well as with Michael Whight and Fiona Cross. Alongside his academic education, he has received lessons and master classes from well-known clarinettists including Philip Cunningham, Eduard Brunner, Ronald van Spaendock, Nicholas Cox and Robert Plane.
As an orchestral musician, Daniel has performed in a variety of projects featuring renowned conductors such as Elgar Howarth, Lutz Köhler, Salvador Brotons, Matthew Coorey, Tim Reynish and in venues such as Cadogan Hall in London, L’Auditori in Barcelona or The Oriental Arts Centre in Shangai.
As a passionate chamber musician, he has played with a considerable variety of ensembles, including a performance of Mozart Clarinet Quintet in collaboration with the Carducci String Quartet at the Greenwich String Quartet Festival.
Daniel is also interested in conducting, composition and jazz. He is the founder and conductor of the ‘Orquestra de Collsuspina’, an orchestra situated in his hometown with pedagogical aims. Aside from music, his favourite thing to do is relax and not worry too much about anything in particular.
Eve Wieltschnig took up the clarinet in her hometown of Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. She has been a member of the Ulster and National Irish Youth Orchestras, performing in various venues across Ireland, including the West Cork International Chamber Music Festival and the National Concert Hall, Dublin. In 2012 she was selected by the Ulster Youth Orchestra to participate in a master class with Michael Collins as part of the International Festival of Chamber Music, and played principal clarinet in the orchestra’s performance at the BBC Proms.
More recently she has performed as a member of Op Sa! Balkan Band alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra as part of their ‘Funharmonics’ concert series at the Royal Festival Hall, and has won the Wilfred Hambleton prizes for clarinet and chamber music. Over the past year she has enjoyed performing with a wide range of ensembles, including the newly formed Ta’alu Quartet (Arabic and Balkan music); the Palačinka Trio (clarinet, cello and guitar); the London Beethoven Project, and in an open air production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicci with Westminster Opera Company.
Eve has just completed her BMus programme at Trinity Laban, where she studied with Michael Whight and Joan Enric Lluna. In her spare time she likes painting and baking cookies and scones.
Dan started playing the bassoon at the age of 10 under the guidance of Professor Petrescu Valentin at the Octav Bancila Arts High School, Romania.
In 2011 he was one of the finalists in the Musical Interpretation Competition from Sant Cugat (Barcelona). In June 2013 he performed as a soloist with the Vila-Seca Chamber Orchestra, whilst being the principal bassoonist of the Rovira and Virgili University Orchestra he also performed with other orchestras from Catalonia and Spain like Germinans Barcelona Chamber Orchestra, Vila-Seca Chamber Orchestra and the International Orchestra Festival Felip Pradell.
In 2013 Dan was generously awarded a TCL (Trinity College Laureate) Scholarship to study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, quickly obtaining the first prize in The Harold Clarke Woodwind Competition, and awarded the Sir Barbirolli Foundation Scholarship (London Philharmonic Society). Dan is currently in his third year of study, and performing with almost all of Trinity’s resident orchestras and chamber ensembles; he is very fortunate to have the opportunities of performing alongside members of the LPO (London Philharmonic orchestra), the LSO (London Symphony Orchestra) and the Philharmonia, more recently Dan was invited to perform and tour with the Orquestra Camera Musicae.
In his spare time Dan enjoys, meeting up with friends and family, playing sports and most importantly exploring new recipes in the kitchen.
Tom Bettley is a freelance horn player who enjoys a varied career playing solo, orchestral and chamber music throughout the UK. He studied both the cello and horn in his native Kent and then at Leeds University where he graduated in 2010. In 2011 he moved to London to take a Masters course as a Leverhulme Orchestral Scholar at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, where he was taught by Roger Montgomery. Further Masterclasses followed with the eminent horn players Szabolcs Zempleni and Simon Raynor. Tom has performed as principal horn in a number of orchestras and as a soloist has played the Strauss 1st Horn Concerto, the Schumann Konzerstuck and the Gliere Horn Concerto to great acclaim. Apart from a busy playing career he also teaches the Horn and Brass at the King’s School in Rochester, as well as coaching Horn and Brass sections for the Benenden Summer School and various other music courses.
Tom is also the co-author of Horn Sight-Reading: A New Approach with John Kember, published by Schott.
Aside from horn playing, Tom enjoys socialising with friends both old and new, whatever that may involve.
Hannah has been playing the French horn for twenty one years and has received many awards and bursaries including a bursary from the Musicians Benevolent Fund. Hannah is also a generous recipient of the TCL (Trinity College Laureate) scholarship which helped support her studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Whilst studying Hannah has performed at the Royal Albert hall, the Royal opera house Covent Garden, Queen Elisabeth Hall and Drapers Hall, she has performed in shows and has worked with Warner music ltd recording for various pop albums. Hannah has also performed in a wide variety of master classes with David Pyatt, Tim Jackson, Szabolcs Zempleni, Ian fisher, and Tim Thorpe.
As a performer Hannah is very flexible and performs extensively with many orchestras, wind ensembles, chamber groups and performed with almost all of Trinity Labans' resident orchestras. Hannah has recently been awarded the Wilfred Hambleton Chamber Music Prize (2014-2015) and the June Emerson Launch pad prize (2012-13) and (2014-15).
Hannah has performed alongside the BBC national Orchestra of Wales, the Welsh National Opera, the Philharmonia and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has been awarded a generous scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music to support her Masters starting in September.
"In my spare time I like to catch up with friends and family and run"
Peter Athans is a 20 year old student of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. He was born in Liverpool and began the trumpet aged 5. He joined the Liverpool Music Support Service when he was 8 and then joined the Formby Brass Band aged 9 where he toured several countries including Spain, Czech Republic and China. He was a member of the National Children's Brass Band of Great Britain for 3 years and frequently played solos in many venues and was a member of several orchestras. He was the Principal Trumpet of the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and studied for 3 years with Rhys Owens, Principal Trumpet of the RLPO.
In September 2012, Peter was awarded a Trinity College London Scholarship and a place to study Trumpet at Trinity Laban. Since joining Trinity, he has studied with Brian Thomson, Bob Farley, Tony Cross and Andy Hendrie. He is also a member of the prestigious ULSO and YMSO and the Principal Cornet of The Royal Greenwich Brass Band. During his time at Trinity Laban, he has played many concerts with his highlight playing 1st Trumpet in Mahler 5 at Codagon Hall. He is also a member of many chamber groups including The GMT Brass Ensemble and Creekside Brass.
"In my spare time I enjoy playing Badminton and following lots of sport. "
Born in Cardiff in 1991, Tomos won many national and international competitions growing up, and won a major music scholarship to Eton College. He was then awarded a scholarship to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance to study harp with Gabriella Dall'Olio, and spent his 3rd year on the Erasmus programme at the CSMA in Zaragoza. Last year he graduated with First Class Honours, and is currently studying a Master of Music course as a Trinity College London Scholar.
Tomos has performed on national British and Spanish television, most recently appearing on BBC primetime news with his chamber group performing Ravel’s Introduction & Allegro at the opening concert of the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. He has also performed for members of the Royal Family including HM the Queen, and performs frequently as a solo and chamber musician in venues across London and also across the UK, as well as Japan, Italy and the Czech Republic.
Tomos currently enjoys a busy freelance career and is regularly called in to play with orchestras in London and beyond. He is a lover of contemporary music and has performed many European and world premieres. In his free time Tomos enjoys reading, geocaching and camping.
A versatile, award-winning musician, Panaretos has established himself as a collaborative performer. Recent highlights include recitals at St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James’s Piccadilly and winning joint first prize at the Gerald Moore Award.
Panaretos holds a Postgraduate Artist Diploma and a Master’s degree with Distinction from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where he was tutored by Martino Tirimo and Philip Fowke. During his time at Trinity Laban Panaretos won first prize in The Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Competition, The English Song Competition, Il Circolo Solo Piano Competition, The Leonard Smith & Felicity Young Duo Competition and The Cavatina Chamber Music Competition (with the Bedriska Trio). He reached the semi-final of the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition and performed Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments with the Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra. He also received the David Gosling Prize, awarded for excellence in accompaniment, and the John Thompson Prize for chamber music.
Panaretos enjoys a busy performance schedule and takes great pleasure in working with the well-established Bedriska Trio and Peacock Ensemble. He is currently a Leverhulme Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at Trinity Laban. When time allows he loves immersing himself in creative hobbies, mostly cooking.
Panaretos is the official pianist of the Siegfried Camerata
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