Anna Hashimoto was born in Japan in 1989, and moved to London six months later. She studied at the Junior Department of the RCM, the Purcell School and Royal Academy of Music, where she won a scholarship and various prizes.. There she was awarded a full Associated Board Scholarship and numerous prizes. She made her London debut at the age of fifteen playing Weber with the English Chamber Orchestra at Barbican Centre. She has since been invited regularly as a soloist with the orchestra, most recently at London's Cadogan Hall. She was the winner of the International Clarinet Competitions in Kortrijk (Belgium) in 2010, in Carlino (Italy) in 2009, and the Young Clarinettists Competition in Tokyo in 2003. She has been a guest principal with the UK's leading orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Mark Viner began playing at the age of 11 and was awarded a scholarship to the Purcell School of Music. He subsequently won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music. He is recognised as one of the most exciting British pianists of the younger generation. His playing is notable for its individuality, tonal allure, musical integrity and technical mastery. He has given acclaimed performances at London's Wigmore Hall and St. John's Smith Square while foreign engagements have included concerts in France, Germany and Italy. Following his participation in the prestigious Oxford Philomusica International Piano Festival, he was invited to give recitals at the Jacqueline du Pré Hall, and he has given a recital in the prestigious Cheltenham Music Festival. Two years ago he won 1 st prize in the 1 st Alkan-Zimmerman International Piano Competition in Athens.