Instrumentalists

Piano

Can Çakmur

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Since winning First Prize at the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in 2018 and First Prize at the Scottish International Piano Competition in 2017, Turkish pianist Can Çakmur has gained a reputation as one of the most gifted and versatile pianists of his generation.

Emmanuel Despax

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Emmanuel Despax has gained worldwide recognition as a singular artist, whose interpretations bring a rare sincerity and imagination to the music

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.

Andrey Gugnin

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Possessing an “extraordinarily versatile and agile technique, which serves an often inspired musical imagination” (Gramophone), pianist Andrey Gugnin is rapidly gaining international acclaim as a passionately virtuosic performer.

Judith Jáuregui

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“Listening to Judith Jáuregui is, above all, a discovery of a leading artist, who plays without borders and finds her truth in musical power, but also in an overwhelming interiority.” Mediapart

Freddy Kempf

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Freddy Kempf is one of today’s most successful pianists performing to sell-out audiences all over the world. Exceptionally gifted with an unusually broad repertoire, Freddy has built a unique reputation as an explosive and physical performer who is not afraid to take risks as well as a serious, sensitive and profoundly musical artist.

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.

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.

Violin

Ellinor D’Melon

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Ellinor D’Melon is a violinist whose control, technical and musical, is absolutely total. She is forging a career as a violinist of the highest standing of her generation.

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.

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.

Tamsin Waley-Cohen

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Tamsin Waley-Cohen enjoys an adventurous and varied career. A former ECHO Rising Star her duo partners include Huw Watkins and James Baillieu.

Julian Rachlin

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Julian Rachlin is one of the most renowned artistic personalities of our time. In his over thirty year career, Mr. Rachlin’s multifaceted interests have taken him across the globe as a conductor, soloist, recording artist, chamber musician, teacher, and artistic director.

Cello

Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas

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A cellist of exceptional ability, Adolfo Gutiérrez is one of the great figures of current Spanish music, with "one of the most incredibly attractive tones currently heard in the world".