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
Dunja Lavrova was born in Russia and by the age of 11 had already toured Germany and Peru, appeared on Russian and Peruvian national television, performed Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with St Petersburg's leading orchestras and won a special prize at the Shostakovitch Competition in Hanover. She won scholarships to both the Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music, from which she graduated with the Tagore Gold Medal. She has won numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Young Artist of the Year at the Arts Club. She has performed as a soloist at the St Petersburg Philharmonia Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, National Gallery and Wigmore Hall and in numerous concerts and festivals in the U.K., France, Germany and Switzerland. She has led various UK orchestras, including leading the violin section of the Royal Opera House at the performance of the critically-acclaimed ballet Jewels. She now tours regularly with The ROH Soloists. Dunja has also worked extensively in orchestras such as LSO, BBC SO, LPO, RLPO, Philharmonia, Halle and ROH.