Hambel Goodchild (flute) is 17 years old and joined the Purcell School in 2013. She studies the flute with Anna Pope, as well as piano with Caterina Grewe and voice with Tom Marandola.
Rachele Howes (piano) was born in London in 1999 and started piano lessons at the age of six. She joined The Purcell School in 2013 where she studies the piano with Tessa Nicholson. Rachele has been taking part in a number of events since joining Purcell, highlights including a performance at Fazioli Hall in Italy, and Masterclasses with David Mooney and Dimitri Alexeev.
India Blackshaw-Britton (violin) is 17 years old and joined the Purcell School in September 2015. She studies with Nathaniel Vallois as well as piano with Alla Kravchenko and viola with Jacquelyn Woods.
Cameron Mcdonnell (horn) started the horn from the age of 11 after playing the trumpet for 4 years. He has studied with Sue Dent ever since and 2 years ago he began lessons with Beth Randell as well. He is currently in his 3 rd year at the Purcell School and his 6 th at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. Cameron has played in many youth orchestras, often as principal horn, working with top conductors and playing in many of the great concert halls around the UK.
Niki Moosavi (cello) was born in Abu Dhabi in 1997 and began learning the cello at the age of seven. Niki joined The Purcell School in September 2015, where she studies under Tim Lowe. Her place at the school is supported by the Government's Music and Dance Scheme.
Nikita Lukinov (piano) was born in 1998 into an artistic family. In 2005 he started studying at Voronezh Music College. In 2009 he began studying piano with Svetlana Semenkova at the Voronezh Academy of Art, and with Dmitry Bashkirov at the Tchaikovsky's Conservatory in Moscow. Since autumn 2013 he has studied at The Purcell School with Tatiana Sarkissova. In 2014 he won the Middle School Concerto Competition, and performed Prokofiev's Piano Concerto no 1.
Daniel Swain (accompanist) read Music at St. Anne's College, Oxford winning a Scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music. He graduated with the highest honours and an ‘Award for Excellence', and was subsequently awarded a Junior Fellowship. He has performed in many of the major London venues. As a member of the Randolph Piano Trio, he took part in the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, and has also performed with such internationally acclaimed artists as cellists Alexander Baillie, Leonid Gorokhov, and Tim Hugh, the tenor Daniel Norman, and violinist Hideko Udagawa. He has won numerous awards and prizes for his work with singers and instrumentalists, including major awards from the MBF and Craxton Memorial Fund. He was a finalist in the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Duo Prize in 2006 and also recipient of the 2007 Royal Overseas League Parnell