All Artists by Speciality 2022

Here you find listings of all the artists appearing in our latest Programme, listed by Speciality. Click on the Archive link at the top right to look back at artists from previous years.

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Artists by Instrument/Speciality

Baroque Ensemble
David Bergmüller

David Bergmüller

Baroque Ensemble, Lute

David Bergmüller was born in Tirol and began his musical education with the classical guitar. During his studies at the...

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Michael Borgstede

Michael Borgstede

Baroque Ensemble, Harpsichord

German harpsichordist, fortepianist and organist Michael Borgstede has been described as one of the most exciting virtuosos of his generation on...

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Ariadne Daskalakis

Ariadne Daskalakis

Baroque violin

Ariadne concertizes internationally on both baroque and modern violin. She has appeared as soloist with esteemed orchestras and period instrument...

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Ensemble Vintage Köln

Ensemble Vintage Köln

Baroque Ensemble

Ensemble Vintage Köln, founded in Cologne in 2009 as a period instrument ensemble, concertizes internationally and has been presented by...

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Ensemble Molière

Ensemble Molière

Baroque Ensemble

Flavia Hirte [flute] Alice Earll [violin] Catriona McDermid [bassoon] Kate Conway [viola da gamba/cello] Satoko Doi-Luck [harpsichord] Ensemble Molière have...

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Rainer Zipperling

Rainer Zipperling

Baroque Cello, Baroque Ensemble, Gamba

Rainer Zipperling studied viola da gamba and cello at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Finishing his studies in 1980...

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Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras
Leonie Bluett

Leonie Bluett

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Clarinet

Leonie graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, followed by a MA in music performance at the Royal Academy...

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Crash Ensemble

Crash Ensemble

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Diamanda Dramm, Cliodhna Ryan [violins] Robin Panter [viola] Kate Ellis [cello] Malachy Robinson [double bass] Susan Doyle [flute] Leonie Bluett...

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Nicholas Daniel

Nicholas Daniel

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Oboe

Nicholas Daniel OBE has long been acknowledged as one of the world’s great oboists, and is one of Britain’s best...

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Susan Doyle

Susan Doyle

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Flute

Susan Doyle studied flute at the College of Music, Dublin and the Istituto Luigi Boccherini, Lucca, Italy, under Marzio Conti,...

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Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis

Cello, Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Kate is a versatile musician dedicated to the performance and exploration of all new music. She is cellist and Artistic...

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Alec Frank-Gemmill

Alec Frank-Gemmill

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Horn

Alec Frank-Gemmill was a member of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme from 2014–16, often appearing as a...

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Matthew Hunt

Matthew Hunt

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Clarinet

One of Britain’s leading clarinettists, Matthew Hunt is a distinctive musician, renowned for the vocal quality of his playing and...

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Irish Chamber Orchestra

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

The Irish Chamber Orchestra is Ireland’s most dynamic ensemble.  Mixing traditional repertoire with new commissions and collaborating with everyone from DJs to...

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Barry O'Halpin

Barry O'Halpin

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Electric guitar

Barry O’Halpin is a Dublin-based composer and guitarist. First working with by Crash when his piece Lethargarian was programmed on...

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Orsino Ensemble

Orsino Ensemble

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Wind

Adam Walker [flute] Emmanuel Laville [oboe] Alec Frank-Gemmill [French horn] Matthew Hunt [clarinet] Bram van Sambeek [bassoon] Making their debut at...

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Robin Panter

Robin Panter

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Viola

Liverpool born Robin Panter was a chorister in Liverpool Cathedral Choir from the age of 4. He went on to...

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Alex Petcu

Alex Petcu

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Percussion

An Irish musician of Romanian origin, Alex is quickly establishing himself both nationally and internationally as a percussionist of the...

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Malachy Robinson

Malachy Robinson

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Double Bass

Malachy Robinson is a dedicated chamber musician, as passionate about Early Music as he is about New Music. He is...

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Cliodhna Ryan

Cliodhna Ryan

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Violin

Cliodhna Ryan enjoys a diverse career as a musician. As a member of the Rothko String Trio, she made her...

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The Vanbrugh

The Vanbrugh

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Keith Pascoe [violin] Simon Aspell [viola] Christopher Marwood [cello] The Vanbrugh has evolved from the work of the Vanbrugh Quartet...

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Adam Walker

Adam Walker

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Flute

At the forefront of a new generation of wind soloists, Adam Walker was appointed principal flute of the London Symphony...

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Composers
Allora Quartet

Allora Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Megan Chan, Michelle McCarthy [violins] Stephen Kelleher [viola] Michael Murphy [cello] Formed in 2020, the Allora Quartet is made up...

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ConTempo Quartet

ConTempo Quartet

String Quartets

Bogdan Sofei [violin I] Ingrid Nicola [violin II] Andreea Banciu [viola] Adrian Mantu [cello] Formed in 1995 in Bucharest, ConTempo...

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Christopher Marwood

Christopher Marwood

Cello

Christopher Marwood graduated from Cambridge University in 1983 and went on to study at London’s Royal Academy of Music and...

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Director
Florian Donderer

Florian Donderer

Director, Violin

Violinist Florian Donderer, praised for playing with ‘exceptional beauty, breath-taking technique and shocking intensity’ is one of the most interesting...

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Keyboards
Alasdair Beatson

Alasdair Beatson

Piano

Scottish pianist Alasdair Beatson is renowned as a sincere musician and intrepid programmer. He champions a wide repertoire with particular...

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Michael Borgstede

Michael Borgstede

Baroque Ensemble, Harpsichord

German harpsichordist, fortepianist and organist Michael Borgstede has been described as one of the most exciting virtuosos of his generation on...

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Finghin Collins

Finghin Collins

Piano

One of Ireland's most successful musicians and significant musical ambassadors, Finghin Collins was born in Dublin in 1977 and, following...

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Julius Drake

Julius Drake

Piano

The pianist Julius Drake lives in London and enjoys an international reputation as one of the finest instrumentalists in his...

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Anna Fedorova

Anna Fedorova

Piano

Anna Fedorova is one of the world's premier young pianists. From an early age, she demonstrated an innate musical maturity...

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Zoltán Fejérvári

Zoltán Fejérvári

Piano

Zoltán Fejérvári Pianist 2021-2022 Biography Zoltán Fejérvári has emerged as one of the most intriguing pianists among the newest generation...

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Boris Giltburg

Boris Giltburg

Piano

The Moscow-born, Israeli pianist is lauded across the globe as a deeply sensitive, insightful and compelling interpreter. Critics have praised...

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Joseph Havlat

Joseph Havlat

Piano

Joseph Havlat was born in Hobart, Australia, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Prof. Joanna...

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Nathalia Milstein

Nathalia Milstein

Piano

Born in 1995 to a family of musicians, Nathalia Milstein starts the piano at the age of 4 with her...

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Malcolm Proud

Malcolm Proud

Harpsichord

Malcolm Proud won first prize at the Edinburgh International Harpsichord Competition in 1982. He has performed at all the major...

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Masterclass Programme Ensembles
Allora Quartet

Allora Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Megan Chan, Michelle McCarthy [violins] Stephen Kelleher [viola] Michael Murphy [cello] Formed in 2020, the Allora Quartet is made up...

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Aradia Quartet

Aradia Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Helen Rutledge, Kate O'Shea [violins] Eve Quigley [viola] Aoibhín Keogh Daly [cello] The Aradia Quartet was founded in 2021 with...

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Hill Quartet

Hill Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

 Bridget O’Donnell [violin] David López Ibáñez [violin] Julia Doukakis [viola] Ben Michaels [cello]  The Hill Quartet are an innovative, multi-national...

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Leggiadro Quartet

Leggiadro Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Julieanne Forrest, Shane Quinn [violins] Kevin O'Loughlin [viola] Catherine Cotter [cello] Julieanne studies at MUK Vienna under Pavel Vernikov. She...

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Omnis Quartet

Omnis Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Rohan Harron, Katie Mercer [violins] Katie Ní Mhaoláin [viola] Sophie Ní Mhaoláin [cello] The Omnis Quartet met in September 2021...

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Sonoro Quartet

Sonoro Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

   Mona Verhas [violin] Jeroen De Beerr [violin] Séamus Hickey [viola] Paul Heyman [cello] The Festival is grateful to Zoe Nagle...

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Masterclass Programme Tutors
Richard Ireland

Richard Ireland

Masterclass Programme Tutors

London-born into a musical family, Richard is one of the UK’s leading chamber musicians and has been a regular performer...

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Percussion
Alex Petcu

Alex Petcu

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Percussion

An Irish musician of Romanian origin, Alex is quickly establishing himself both nationally and internationally as a percussionist of the...

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Piano Masterclass Programme
Kym Corridan

Kym Corridan

Piano Masterclass Programme

Kym Corridan is a pianist from Riverstick, Co. Cork, recently graduated with first class honours BMus and currently studying for...

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David King

David King

Piano Masterclass Programme

David King is a young Irish pianist from Shannon, Co. Clare, recently graduated with a First Class honours BMus degree...

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Presenters
Evelyn Grant

Evelyn Grant

Presenters

Evelyn Grant presents Weekend Drive on RTÉ Lyric FM. A member of a well-known musical family from Dublin, she studied...

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Paul Herriott

Paul Herriott

Presenters

Paul Herriott is best known as a broadcaster on RTÉ LyricFM for programmes including The Blue of the Night, In...

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Readers
Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel

Readers

Ruth is an award-winning British poet with close links to Greece, science, classical music and wildlife conservation, especially in India....

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String Quartets
ConTempo Quartet

ConTempo Quartet

String Quartets

Bogdan Sofei [violin I] Ingrid Nicola [violin II] Andreea Banciu [viola] Adrian Mantu [cello] Formed in 1995 in Bucharest, ConTempo...

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Quatuor Danel

Quatuor Danel

String Quartets

Marc Danel [violin] Gilles Millet [violin] Vlad Bogdanas [viola] Yovan Markovitch [cello] The Quatuor Danel was founded in 1991 and...

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Doric String Quartet

Doric String Quartet

String Quartets

Alex Redington [violin] Ying Xue [violin ] Hélène Clément [viola] John Myerscough [cello] Firmly established as one of the leading...

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Pavel Haas Quartet

Pavel Haas Quartet

String Quartets

Veronika Jarůšková [violin] Marek Zwiebel [violin] Luosha Fang [viola] Peter Jarůšek [cello] The Festival is grateful to Dana Zemtsov for...

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Signum Quartet

Signum Quartet

String Quartets

Florian Donderer [violin] Annette Walther [violin] Xandi van Dijk [viola] Thomas Schmitz [cello] Performances of unsparing expressivity, intimacy and vitality...

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Spero Quartet

Spero Quartet

String Quartets

The Spero Quartet is a new quartet founded in 2020, bringing together three of Ireland’s finest young musicians with Canadian...

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Strings
David Bergmüller

David Bergmüller

Baroque Ensemble, Lute

David Bergmüller was born in Tirol and began his musical education with the classical guitar. During his studies at the...

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Hélène Clément

Hélène Clément

Viola

Born in France in 1988, Hélène Clément moved to London in 2013. Following her passion as a chamber musician, she...

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Pau Codina

Pau Codina

Cello

Pau Codina started his cello studies at the age of 5 with Eulàlia Subirà. He is a graduate of the...

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Brett Dean

Brett Dean

Composers, Viola

Brett Dean studied in his hometown, Brisbane, before moving to Germany in 1984 where he was a member of the...

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Florian Donderer

Florian Donderer

Director, Violin

Violinist Florian Donderer, praised for playing with ‘exceptional beauty, breath-taking technique and shocking intensity’ is one of the most interesting...

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Diamanda Dramm

Diamanda Dramm

Violin

Diamanda grew up in Amsterdam, the Netherlands playing the violin since the age of four. Growing up among the leading...

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Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis

Cello, Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Kate is a versatile musician dedicated to the performance and exploration of all new music. She is cellist and Artistic...

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Sara Ferrández

Sara Ferrández

Viola

 Sara Ferrández began directly with the viola at the age of three. Given her maturity as an interpreter, she started...

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Martin Hayes

Martin Hayes

Fiddle

Martin Hayes' soulful interpretations of traditional Irish music are recognised the world over for their exquisite musicality and irresistible rhythm....

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Mairéad Hickey

Mairéad Hickey

Violin

Celebrated Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey is acclaimed for her captivating expression, soaring tone and fearless virtuosity. Her natural ability to...

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Seamus Hickey

Seamus Hickey

Viola

Irish violist Séamus Hickey studies with Marjolein Dispa and Nobuko Imai at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and chamber music with...

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Peter Jarůšek

Peter Jarůšek

Cello

Peter Jarůšek is cellist of the Pavel Haas Quartet.

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Veronika Jarůšková

Veronika Jarůšková

Violin

Veronika Jarůšková is the first violinist and founding member of the Pavel Haas Quartet.

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Alexander Kovalev

Alexander Kovalev

Cello

Principal cellist of the Staatskapelle Berlin, Alexander Kovalev is also an avid chamber musician. Throughout his career Alexander played in...

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Christopher Marwood

Christopher Marwood

Cello

Christopher Marwood graduated from Cambridge University in 1983 and went on to study at London’s Royal Academy of Music and...

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Johannes Moser

Johannes Moser

Cello

A dedicated chamber musician, Johannes has performed with Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Jonathan Biss, James Ehnes, Vadim Gluzman, Leonidas Kavakos,...

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John Mysercough

John Mysercough

Cello

John Myerscough leads a busy international career as the cellist of the Doric String Quartet. Regular visitors to London’s Wigmore...

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Barry O'Halpin

Barry O'Halpin

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Electric guitar

Barry O’Halpin is a Dublin-based composer and guitarist. First working with by Crash when his piece Lethargarian was programmed on...

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Robin Panter

Robin Panter

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Viola

Liverpool born Robin Panter was a chorister in Liverpool Cathedral Choir from the age of 4. He went on to...

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Malachy Robinson

Malachy Robinson

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Double Bass

Malachy Robinson is a dedicated chamber musician, as passionate about Early Music as he is about New Music. He is...

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Cliodhna Ryan

Cliodhna Ryan

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Violin

Cliodhna Ryan enjoys a diverse career as a musician. As a member of the Rothko String Trio, she made her...

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Dana Zemtsov

Dana Zemtsov

Viola

Winner of numerous competitions and developing an outstanding career, Dana Zemtsov is one of the most promising international viola soloists...

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Rainer Zipperling

Rainer Zipperling

Baroque Cello, Baroque Ensemble, Gamba

Rainer Zipperling studied viola da gamba and cello at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Finishing his studies in 1980...

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Ella van Poucke

Ella van Poucke

Cello

Ella van Poucke, born in Amsterdam in 1994, is one of the leading cellists of her generation. Winner of the...

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Vocalists
Lotte Betts-Dean

Lotte Betts-Dean

Mezzo-Soprano

Praised by The Guardian for her “irrepressible sense of drama and unmissable, urgent musicality”, Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean is very...

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Sharon Carty

Sharon Carty

Mezzo-Soprano

Irish mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty is a singer who has firmly established a reputation as a respected interpreter of both early...

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Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly

Mezzo-Soprano

Kelly graduated from the Royal Opera House where she attracted attention for Zaida (Il turco in Italia), Javotte (Manon), Mercédès (Carmen), and...

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Nicholas Mulroy

Nicholas Mulroy

Tenor

Born in Liverpool, Nicholas was a chorister at the city’s Metropolitan Cathedral before studying Modern Languages at Cambridge and voice...

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Wind
Leonie Bluett

Leonie Bluett

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Clarinet

Leonie graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, followed by a MA in music performance at the Royal Academy...

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Nicholas Daniel

Nicholas Daniel

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Oboe

Nicholas Daniel OBE has long been acknowledged as one of the world’s great oboists, and is one of Britain’s best...

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Susan Doyle

Susan Doyle

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Flute

Susan Doyle studied flute at the College of Music, Dublin and the Istituto Luigi Boccherini, Lucca, Italy, under Marzio Conti,...

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John Finucane

John Finucane

Clarinet

Clarinettist John Finucane, who has been Principal Clarinet with Ireland’s RTE National Symphony Orchestra since 1995, has also had an...

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Alec Frank-Gemmill

Alec Frank-Gemmill

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Horn

Alec Frank-Gemmill was a member of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme from 2014–16, often appearing as a...

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Matthew Hunt

Matthew Hunt

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Clarinet

One of Britain’s leading clarinettists, Matthew Hunt is a distinctive musician, renowned for the vocal quality of his playing and...

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Orsino Ensemble

Orsino Ensemble

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Wind

Adam Walker [flute] Emmanuel Laville [oboe] Alec Frank-Gemmill [French horn] Matthew Hunt [clarinet] Bram van Sambeek [bassoon] Making their debut at...

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Adam Walker

Adam Walker

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Flute

At the forefront of a new generation of wind soloists, Adam Walker was appointed principal flute of the London Symphony...

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Bram van Sambeek

Bram van Sambeek

Bassoon

Bram van Sambeek was the only bassoonist to receive the highest Dutch Cultural Award: The Dutch Music Prize, handed out...

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