Ion Mosneaga (violin) is from Moldova, and began studying the violin at the age of 8. H e participated in many competitions in Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and Belarus, winning numerous first and second prizes. He also frequently participated in festivals, and played with both the National Symphony and the National Chamber Orchestras of Moldova. In 2013 he was awarded a full scholarship to study at Whitgift school as a prize for winning the Whitgift International Music Competition. During this time he has studied with David Takeno, and he also attends the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In September 2017, Ion will take up a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Jeffery Macsim (piano) is from Romania, and started playing the piano at the age of 6. He participated in local, national and international competitions, winning many prizes including 1st prizes at the National Music Olympics and Trophy of 'Lira de Aur' competition. In 2016 he was awarded a full scholarship to study at Whitgift school in London, and has studied with teachers including Christopher Elton and Lachezar Stankov. From September 2017 Jeffery will attend the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Fiona Myall – oboe studied at the University of Birmingham and the Birmingham Conservatoire, and won first prize in the University of Birmingham's Concerto Competition. She then studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gaining a Masters in Performance with distinction.She currently performs in various orchestras around the UK, including the Kantanti Ensemble and the Dartington Festival, Multistorey and London Mahler Orchestras. She is much in demand as a chamber musician, recording and performing internationally with ensembles such as the London Myriad Ensemble. She has been Head of Woodwind at Whitgift School since 2016.
Simon Lane (piano) has gained recognition for his compelling and sensitive performances, and has collaborated with many of the world's most exciting musicians including Danielle de Niese, Iestyn Davies, Allan Clayton, Guy Johnston and Jack Liebeck. Alongside frequent performances at the Wigmore Hall, Simon has appeared in venues across Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Italy, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Croatia, Slovenia and North America. Recent festival engagements include the Bachfest Leipzig, La Festival de Musique de Menton, the Dubrovnik and Ljubljana Summer Festivals, and the Leeds Lieder, Ryedale and Lichfield Festivals in the UK. Since September 2016 Simon has been Head of Keyboard at Whitgift School in Croydon.