Júlia Pusker was born into a family of musicians and began her musical studies at the age of 5. In 2005, she entered the Special School for Young Talents, Preparatory Department of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, where she studied with Katalin Kokas and István Kertesz. In 2011, she moved to London to further her studies under the guidance of György Pauk at the Royal Academy of Music where she graduated in 2016. In 2014 she was a recipient of the prestigious Junior Prima Prize and Kodály Prize at her native Hungary. The 2015-2016 season included concerto appearances with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra under Zoltán Kocsis, the London Mozart Players, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, the Budapest String Orchestra, as well as chamber music concerts at ‘Aldeburgh Music Festival', ‘Dino Ciani Festival', ‘Two Moors Festival' and further recitals in Spain, Hungary, England and Germany.From the 2016/17 season she has been selected as St. John's Smith Square Young Generation Artist and Making Music Young Concert Artist.
Hungarian pianist Renata Konyicska started studying music at the age of five and at the age of ten she was admitted to the Special School for Exceptional Young Talents of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. She continued her studies at the same institute and attained her Bachelors degree with highest honours. She then moved to London to study with Pascal Nemirovski at the Royal Academy of Music, from where she graduated with her Masters degree. In December 2017 she attained her Advanced Postgraduate Diploma at Birmingham Conservatoire. She has won the first prize in a number of international piano competitions, including Zlatko Grgosevic in Croatia, Cittá di Gorizia in Italy, Smetana in the Czech Republic. She was the winner of the inaugural Talent Support Competition at Liszt Academy in Budapest.
The Salomé Quartet is a multinational ensemble formed in 2016 by four prizewinning students of the Royal College of Music in London: Haim Choi (South Korea), Phoebe Goddard (England), Kasia Ziminska (Poland) and Shizuku Tatsuno (Japan). The musicians have performed worldwide in venues including Muzikverein (Vienna), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Unesco Hall (Paris), Lutoslawski Concert Studio (Warsaw) as well as all major concert halls in London, such as Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields. The quartet have won the Royal College of Music String Quartet Competition, The Helen Just & Susan Cornell Prize and The Sacconi Quartet Prize, and are due to begin their residency at the Oundle School.The group is working under the tutelage of Mark Messenger, with the generous support of Stanbridge Drake Brockman Award, Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award and Orpheus Award (respectively).