Formed in 2017 at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, the Wyss-Leung Duo is one of the most exciting violin-piano duos to emerge from the West Midlands. They won the 2018 Delia Hall Prize and the Herbert Lumby Prize at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and have appeared in venues in Birmingham, London, Warrington, and Scotland. British violinist Sebastian Wyss won the 2017 Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Strings Prize. He has been Leader of the Symphony Orchestra at the Conservatoire, and is currently in his final year of his Bachelor of Music (BMus). In the autumn of 2018, he will be studying at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest under the Weingarten Scholarship.
Edward Leung is an American pianist who has performed across North America, Europe, and Asia. He won First Prizes in the 2018 Watford International Piano Competition, the Appelbe Piano Prize, and the Springboard Brighton & Hove Concerto Competition. He has also given recitals for The Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, The Keyboard Charitable Trust & UK Liszt Society, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's Conservatoire Showcase at Town Hall. In 2016, Edward received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University. He is currently pursuing his Master of Music (MMus) degree at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with Pascal Nemirovski.
Shi Ling Chin (violin)
Ursula Miethe (cello) was born in Venezuela and began her cello studies in Valencia. She move to the USA in 2004 where she completed her Bachelor degree at Louisiana State University. She holds a Masters in Cello Performance and a Postgraduate Diploma in Orchestral Performance from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and is currently undertaking a Personal Study Program in Baroque Cello at the same institution. She has won several competitions, such as the Mississippi Music Teachers Association Competition in 2008 and the Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Music Prize in 2016. Currently, she is part of The Kidderminster Festival Orchestra, and works as a freelance musician.
Roman Kosyakov (piano) studied at Central Music School in Moscow and at the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, and has studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire since 2017 on a full scholarship. He is a laureate and a winner of many national and international competitions, among them “ Young Talents of Russia” (Russia, Moscow 2006), the 1st International competition “ Sforzando ” (1 st Prize, Berlin, 2007) and the International Alexander Scriabin Piano Competition (1 st Prize, Paris 2011), and he recently, won the prestigious 1 st Prize in the 14 th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition (2018, UK).He is regularly invited to give concerts in France, Italy, Germany, Republic of Belarus, Russia, UK and USA.