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Instrumentalists
Piano

Hiroaki Takenouchi

Heralded by The Times as “just the sort of champion the newest of new music needs”, Takenouchi has a deep curiosity and a natural penchant for integrity.

“Hiroaki Takenouchi … is impeccable in his pianism and unfailing in his idiomatic grasp.”
— Gramophone, David Fanning

Saxophone

Huw Wiggin

Commonwealth Musician of the Year and Gold Medal winner of the 2014 ROSL Annual Music Competition, Huw is one of the leading saxophonists of his generation.

“a keen musical intelligence and a remarkably beautiful sound … Wiggin brings dazzling flair and imagination to his performance”
— BBC Music Magazine, Kate Wakeling

Harp

Louise Thomson

Winner of the Harp Finals at the 2003 Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales Competition, Louise has gone on to forge a prestigious and varied solo career.

“Louise Thomson is a consummate performer. Fluid technique combined with beautiful artistry, compelling programmes, excellent and clear spoken introductions and a personality that audiences love.”
— Craig Ogden

Viola

Rachel Roberts

Rachel Roberts is one of Europe’s leading violists and performs internationally as soloist and chamber musician.

“… Roberts’ beautifully expressive tone … offering countless felicities of phrasing … powerful and projecting”
— The Strad Magazine

Clarinet

Robert Plane

Particularly known for his performances and recordings of English repertoire for clarinet, Rob is also Head of Woodwind Performance at RWCMD.

“A highly accomplished, indeed commanding performance of Finzi’s gorgeous Clarinet Concerto from Robert Plane. With his bright, singing tone and effortless technical mastery, Plane leaves a stylish impression…”
— Gramophone, Andrew Achenbach

Piano

Simon Callaghan

Steinway Artist Simon Callaghan has a diverse collaborative and solo career, has released three discs for Hyperion, and is Director of Music at Conway Hall.

“Simon Callaghan extracts every ounce of eloquence and fantasy from this intriguing repertoire.”
— Gramophone, Andrew Achenbach

Piano

Tim Horton

Tim Horton is one of the UK’s leading pianists, both in solo and chamber repertoire, and is a founder member of the Leonore Piano Trio and Ensemble 360.

“Tim Horton’s unaffected, heartfelt playing is perfectly judged.”
— The Arts Desk

Clarinet

Timothy Orpen

Described as a “blazing talent” by the Times, Orpen is Principal Clarinet of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Aurora Orchestra (founding member).

“consummate taste … the sound was warm, full and immediately engaging, the sort of sound that needs no vibrato to give it interest”
— Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine

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