Jiafeng Chen (violin) was born in Shanghai in 1987, and studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2004 he moved to England, studying at Chetham's School of Music, Manchester. He subsequently studied at the Royal College of Music, and the Juillard School in New York. In 2005, aged 18, Jiafeng Chen won 2nd Prize in the prestigious Sibelius Violin Competition, Helsinki, and later gained 1st Prize at the 9th Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poland. He is also a Laureate of the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition and was awarded the Paganini Prize at the Indianapolis International Violin Competition, and the Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He is a member of faculty at the Chetham's School of Muic and the Birmingham Conservatoire, and also works at the Royal College of Music as a Violin Teaching Assistant. He plays a Gagliano violin kindly on loan from a generous group of owners.
Alexis White (piano) studied at the Menuhin School , the Royal Northern College of Music and the Eastman School of Music in USA. She won many prestigious prizes and scholarships, most notably First Prize in the 7th Noyers International Piano Competition in France , and has performed in prestigious venues throughout the UK and abroad. She has collaborated with many distinguished musicians, has broadcast on the radio and featured for several years as a Countess of Muster Artist. She is currently one of the staff pianists at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Head of Keyboard at St Paul's Girls' School.