Mayumi Fujikawa (violin) was born in Japan, and studied at the Toho Conservatoire in Tokyo, and subsequently in Belgium, before her success in the 1970 Tchaikowsky Competition in Moscow. Since then her career has taken her throughout the world, appearing with all the major orchestras and conductors in the UK and USA. She has made several outstanding CDs, and appeared at the Proms, the Aldeburgh and Edinburgh Festivals etc. She has performed chamber music with Michael Roll, Jorge Federico Osorio and Richard Markson in addition to appearances with Andre Previn, Ralph Kirshbaum, Nobuko Imai and Peter Frankl. She and her husband, Richard Markson, have lived in Ealing for many years, and are loyal supporters of St Mary's.
Richard Markson (cello) became a pupil of Tortelier at the age of 12. He later worked with Fournier. He has completed twenty-six world tours as a solo cellist. In recent years he has also developed a conducting career, working with orchestras in Australasia and South America. He partnered Michael Roll and Mayumi Fujikawa in a piano trio for many years, and performed in a duo with Jorge Federico Osorio. He has recorded the complete Bach Suites for Meridian Records and the complete Beethoven and Brahms Sonatas with Jorge Federico Osorio for ASV & Regis respectively.
Oliver Markson (piano) was born in London and studied with Douglas Finch and at the Royal Academy of Music with Tatiana Sarkissova. He was awarded first prize in the EPTA piano competition. Since then he has completed a Masters course at the Manhattan School of Music, New York, and is currently undertaking his doctorate at the CUNY Graduate Center. With engagements to date in Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Europe, Thailand and United States, Oliver Markson is establishing himself internationally as a concert pianist. Recent performances include solo recitals in New York; a series of recitals with soprano Monica Harte; and violin/piano recitals with Mayumi Fujikawa in England and Japan, which have led to two CD releases under the Japanese label Mittenwald.
Judy Pang (piano) studied at Melbourn University, winning various prizes. She subsequently undertook a Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music, New York, and is now studying for her doctorate. She has performed both as solo pianist and chamber musician in the US, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Australia and China. She resides in New York and has given recitals at several prestigious venues there.
Robin Wedderburn (viola) studied violin and viola at the Royal Academy of Music, with Manoug Parikian, and at King's College, Cambridge. He was Head of Strings at St Paul's School, Barnes for many years. He is an experienced coach and conductor, and has participated in the annual courses run by the Scottish Schools Orchestral Trust for the past 10 years.