Yume Fujise is a 21-year old violinist who was born in Japan, and initially brought up in Singapore. She won a scholarship to the Menuhin school in 2007, and more recently has been a scholarship student at the Royal College of Music. She has won many awards, including 2nd prize in the International EuroAsia Violin Competition in Japan last year, as well as first prize in the RCM violin competition in 2014, and the 2015 Concerto Competition. She has participated in many masterclasses and performed extensively both in the UK and in Singapore. She recently appeared live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune as their BBC Introducing Classical Artist and has performed in major international venues, such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Suntory Hall (Tokyo) and Forbidden City Hall (Beijing). Yume plays on a Vuillaume violin, which has been generously loaned to her by Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.
"BBC Introducing Classical Artist" Jamal Aliyev is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after cellists of his generation. He gave his solo debut performance at the BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London in 2017 and also appeared last year at the Royal Festival Hall in London under the baton of Sir Karl Jenkins and the Philharmonia. He has performed on BBC Radio 3 regularly since 2012 when he was first invited to perform on Sean Rafferty's programme "In Tune” following his "BBC Radio 3 live broadcast" solo debut with BBC Concert Orchestra at the Menuhin Hall. He has won 1st prize in several international competitions.. He enjoys performing as a solo artist as well as a chamber musician and has toured throughout Europe and Asia. His recent performances include prestigious venues such as: The Wigmore Hall (London), Royal Albert Hall (London) Royal Festival Hall (London) etc. He plays on a Giovanni Battista Gabrielli 1756, on loan from a patron of the Beares International Violin Society.
Hugh Mather (piano) studied the piano and organ from an early age, gaining the FRCO and the ARCM piano performers diplomas. He pursued a medical career and was Consultant Physician at Ealing Hospital from 1982 to 2006. He studied piano with James Gibb for many years, and has given countless concerts in West London as concerto soloist, recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician. He has organised over 1100 concerts since 2005 at St Mary's Perivale and St Barnabas Church.