Roman Simovic (violin) is among the foremost violinists of his generation. He has performed throughout the world,and won prizes at numerous international competitions among which are:"Premio Rodolfo Lipizer" (Italy), Sion-Valais (Switzerland), Yampolsky Violin Competition (Russia) and the Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition (Poland). He has performed as soloist with some of the world's leading orchestras, including the London Symphony orchestra and the Mariinsky theatre symphony orchestra, with conductors including Valery Gergiev, Antonio Pappano, Daniel Harding and Gianandrea Noseda. He has played at various distinguished festivals such as the “Verbier Festival”, " White Nighsts” Festival St. Petersburg and Easter Festival Valery Gergiev Moscow etc. He is an avid chamber hemusician, and is a founding member of the distinguished Rubikon String Quartet. In the 15/16 season he released two CDs directing the LSO string orchestra for the LSO label and the Tchaikovsky and Glazunov concertos with Gergiev and Mariinsky orchestra for Mariinsky label. He is leader of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Milena Simovic (viola) was born in Belgrade, Serbia and studied at Belgrade University Faculty of Music and Arts. She then obtained her Master of Music Degree with distinction at the Guildhall School with Distinction where she was a student of Krzysztof Smietana. She received has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Sir Colin Davis and Gustavo Dudamel, and recorded several music programs for radio and TV in Serbia, Italy and Brazil. She has performed throughout Europe, USA and the UK, where she has been praised for her “unique talent with wonderful musicality”. She has performed in many important venues in Belgrade and throughout Serbia and Montenegro, and is a regular participant in the most important festivals in Serbia, Montenegro, and elsewhere. Milena is recipient of Albert Cooper Music Charitable Trust, Leverhulme Trust and the Leathersellers' Company, as well as by a scholarship from the Rotary Club in Belgrade and Young Talent Award given by the Government of Serbia.
Tim Hugh (cello) studied at Yale, and with Pleeth and Jaqueline du Pre whilst gaining his MA in Medicine at Cambridge. He won two medals, including the Bach Prize, at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Since then he has enjoyed an international career as soloist, performing with many of the greatest conductors including Gergiev, Previn, Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis, Rostropovich and Menuhin etc. He has recorded the 3 Britten Suites twice and other recordings include concertos by Walton , Bliss, Finzi, Boccherini, Hoffman, Holst , CPE Bach. With Haitink he recorded Brahms Double and Beethoven Triple concertos and he is returning to Beethoven Triple with Tasmin Little and Howard Shelley. As chamber musician he plays with the Nash ensemble regularly and has recorded a large part of the Piano trio repertoire with the Solomon Trio. Earlier recordings include Faure piano quartets as a member of Domus and numerous recital discs. As solo cellist with the LSO he has also performed all the major cello concertos. He gave the UK premiere of Tischenko Cello Concerto with Gergiev and the LSO at the Barbican and also premiered it with him at Berlin Philharmonie and the Rotterdam Festival. In 1995 he was appointed Principal Cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra, with whom he immediately appeared as soloist with Pierre Boulez, standing in for Rostropovich.