Instrumentalists & Conductors

Piano

Can Çakmur

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Turkish pianist Can Çakmur is the first prizewinner of the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in 2018 and the 2017 Scottish International Piano Competition.

Peter Donohoe

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Since his success as joint winner of the 1982 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Peter has gained international renown as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique.

Janina Fialkowska

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Beloved the world over for her exquisite pianism, Janina Fialkowska has enchanted audiences for over thirty years with her glorious lyrical sound and her profound sense of musical integrity.

Daniel Grimwood

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Pianist Daniel Grimwood is a performer of international renown, combining an exceptional talent, rare versatility and refinement, with an inquisitive personality.

Noriko Ogawa

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Noriko Ogawa has achieved considerable renown throughout the world. Appearing with all the major European, Japanese and US orchestras, as well as an extensive discography with BIS Records, Noriko’s highly acclaimed performances set her apart from her contemporaries.

Melvyn Tan

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Exploration, insight and imagination are vital ingredients in Melvyn Tan’s blend of artistic attributes. He established his international reputation in the 1980s with pioneering performances on the fortepiano and continues to cast fresh light on music conceived for the piano’s early and modern forms.

Daniel Tong

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Daniel Tong was born in Cornwall and studied in London. His musical life is spent performing as soloist and chamber musician, as well as directing two chamber music festivals. He has appeared at many of the foremost British venues and festivals – Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, St Georges Bristol, Birmingham Town Hall, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh as well as the Cheltenham, Aldeburgh and Edinburgh Festivals.

Piano Duo

Peter Donohoe & Noriko Ogawa

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Peter Donohoe and Noriko Ogawa, two of Britain’s finest pianists, collaborate again to reaffirm their highly regarded working relationship, performing a wide variety of repertoire for two pianos.

Clarinet

Michael Collins

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As a leading conductor and exponent of the clarinet, Michael Collins is one of the most complete musicians of his generation.

Saxophone

Amy Dickson

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Twice GRAMMY-nominated Amy Dickson made history by becoming the first saxophonist and the first Australian to win a Classic Brit Award, as 2013 MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Violin

Thomas Gould

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Thomas Gould performs as soloist with orchestras internationally, and in the UK he has performed with virtually all the major symphony orchestras in an unusually broad repertoire that includes many contemporary works. He also has considerable experience in Jazz performance.

Fenella Humphreys

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Winner of the BBC Music Magazine’s Instrumental Award 2018, Fenella Humphreys is one of the UK’s most established and versatile violinists.

Simon Fischer

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Simon Fischer is recognised as one of the pre-eminent musicians of our time, enjoying a distinguished and wide-ranging career as a performer, educator and recording artist.

Tai Murray

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Described as "superb" by The New York Times, the former BBC New Generation Artist is an inspiring talent, appreciated for her elegance and effortless ability, mature phrasing and subtle sweetness.

Conductor

James Burton

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James Burton is conductor of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and choral director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Sir Stephen Cleobury

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Stephen Cleobury has directed the choir of King’s College Cambridge for 35 years, and with the choir has worked with many leading orchestras and soloists. He complements his work in Cambridge with many other musical activities including orchestral and choral conducting, giving organ recitals and making frequent workshop and judging appearances as a choral expert.

Michael Collins

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As a leading conductor and exponent of the clarinet, Michael Collins is one of the most complete musicians of his generation.

Ernst Kovacic

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Viennese violinist and conductor Ernst Kovacic is equally at home in repertoire from Mozart to Gruber. An indefatigable champion of new music, he is first choice for many composers and orchestras to premiere new works.

Jason Lai

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Jason Lai is a leading light in a new generation of Asian conductors, and has recently been appointed Associate Conductor for both the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He is also the Principal Conductor of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra and frequently appears with orchestras all over the world as a guest conductor.

Rebecca Miller

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Rebecca Miller is Chief Conductor of the Uppsala Kammarorkester and Associate Conductor of the Southbank Sinfonia, and is celebrated for her energetic and compelling presence on the podium.

Nicolae Moldoveanu

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Internationally-renowned conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu is known for his versatility, having conducted extensive opera and orchestral repertoire with many of the world's most prestigious orchestras and opera companies.

Graham Ross

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Graham Ross is Director of Music of Clare College, Cambridge, and Principal Conductor/co-founder of The Dmitri Ensemble. A composer and conductor of a broad repertoire, he has had works performed throughout Europe and beyond.