Marie Lloyd studied the clarinet at Trinity College of Music and the Royal College of Music. Since then, she has played with most British orchestras, including as guest principal with the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and many others. She is currently a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with whom she has played for 14 years. She has kept a special interest in chamber music, performing with such groups as The Nash Ensemble, London Sinfonietta and Gaudier Ensemble. Marie also teaches at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music and Wells Cathedral School
Daniel Swain read Music at Oxford before 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 and with many acclaimed artists. He performs regularly in venues across the UK as a Live Music Now! Fellowship Artist, and has also given recitals in Sweden, Norway, France, Italy and Austria. 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 Award and JBR Trophy for accompanists.
Russian-British violinist, Dunja Lavrova, began her musical studies in St Petersburg. By the age of 11, she had already won numerous competitions, toured Germany and Peru and appeared on National Television. At the age of 13, Dunja won a fullscholarship at The Yehudi Menuhin School. She continued her studies at the Royal College of Music and won various awards including the Tagore Gold Medal. Dunja has given solo and chamber recitals and performed as a soloist with various renowned U.K. and Russian orchestras at venues such as the St Petersburg Philharmonia Grand Hall, Bol'shoyTheatre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Kings Place, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club as well as other venues in the U.K., Europe, Russia and South America. She is fanatical about the “Golden Age of Violin” era and on a self-proclaimed “mission” to bring the playing style of that period to the audiences of today. She recorded her highly acclaimed debut album in 2015, called “My Dusty Gramophone”, recorded in the style of mid-20th century studio records. In addition to performing more traditional repertoire, Dunja frequently performs with world-class Jazz and Pop artists, Latin and Rock bands, in shows, and alongside Big Bands.
Hiroaki Takenouchi was born in Japan but has been based in London since 1997. He frequently appears on concert platforms throughout the UK, Japan, Europe and North and Central America. Takenouchi is known as one of the most versatile pianists of his generation, with a wide repertoire ranging from the core works of the piano literature to the lesser-¬ - known, championing works by Sterndale Bennett, Delius, Medtner and Parry among others. He was featured on the critically-¬ - acclaimed BBC documentary "The Prince and the Composer" on the life and music of Parry. 2012 saw the release of Hiro's recording of Catoire and Sherwood piano concertos with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and he was appointed to the faculty at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.