Natalia Lomeiko was born in Novosibirsk, Russia in 1979, and made her debut with the Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra when aged 7. She later at studied at the Menuhin School with Lord Menuhin, and at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy. She won many international prizes including the Gold Medal and 1st prize in the Premio Paganini International Violin Competition in Italy and the 1st prize in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand. Natalia has performed as a soloist with many orchestras, such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Lord Menuhin, and the Philharmonia, and performed extensively in most of the prestigious London venues. In the next concert season Natalia will collaborate with Maxim Vengerov in Mendelssohn's Octet and Mozart's Concertone, will tour as soloist with the Moscow State Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Simonov and participate in numerous chamber music Festivals in Italy, Austria, Germany, Japan and New Zealand. She is a Professor at the Royal College of Music.
Yuri Zhislin was born in 1974 into the musical family of well-known Russian violinist Grigori Zhislin. He studied in his native Moscow and later at the Royal College of Music in London. He has given recitals and performed in concerts with numerous orchestras in London and throughout Europe, the USA, South America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. In high demand as a chamber musician, Yuri regularly appears both on the violin and the viola at festivals around the world. His chamber music partners have included Maria Joao Pires, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Michael Collins, Natalie Clein, Chloe Hanslip and Ashley Wass. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Russian Virtuosi of Europe, an ensemble that brings together some of the finest young Russian musicians based in Western Europe. He is professor of violin and viola at the Royal College of Music and gives masterclasses in Bulgaria, Spain, Holland, Sweden and Japan.
Olga Sitkovetsky was born in Moscow and studied at Conservatories in Moscow and St Petersburg. She has performed as an accompanist in numerous international violin competitions and has received numerous awards for her accompaniment. In 1991, Lord Menuhin invited her as an accompanist to the Menuhin School. Her work at the School from 1991-2000 has helped a number of students to win top prizes at major international competitions. She has played in some of the most prestigious concert venues in the world including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, the Salzburg ‘Mozarteum' and the Vienna Konzerthaus.