Nora Braun was born in 1996 and studied at the Conservatory in Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) , and then at the Conservatory in Luxembourg. She has been studying at the Guildhall School since September 2015. S he has won two 1st Prizes (2012 and 2014) at the International Cello Competition in Liezen (Austria), a 1st prize at the Bundeswettbewerb "JUGEND MUSIZIERT" 2011 (Germany), and three gold medals at the European Competition for Young Soloists (Luxem bourg) . As a soloist, Nora has appeared with several orchestras in Luxembourg and Germany. Nora enjoys playing in many chamber music groups, including a Trio with internationally acclaimed pianist Jean Muller and violinist Constantin Riccardi.
Rosie Richardson studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating with a Master's Degree in solo performance. She won the school's Romantic Piano Prize and became a Philip and Dorothy Green recommended young concert artist for the Making Music Award which led to many solo recital and concerto performances around the UK . Rosie is now in demand as a collaborative pianist, particularly known for her work with cellists. She is a faculty pianist for the string department and the class pianist for Louise Hopkins. She also teaches at the Godolphin and Latymer School, Hammersmith.
Violinist Rosa Hartley graduated in 2017 with a First Class Honours degree from the Royal College of Music in London and is now studying for her postgraduate masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music with György Pauk. She previously studied with Wen Zhou Li at Chetham's School of Music and Itzhak Rashkovsky at the RCM. A recipient of the Harrison Gowland Bequest Award and the Derek Butler Award, Rosa is also very grateful to the Countess of Munster, Help Musicians UK, Stephen Bell Charitable Trust and the Kathleen Trust for supporting her studies. She has performed extensively at some of the UK's top concert venues and international engagements have taken her to France, Italy, Norway, Slovenia and China. Rosa has also received a number of awards and prizes, recently including first prize at Ealing Concerto Competition, EMI Music Sound Foundation award, BBC Performing Arts Bursary, Leverhulme Scholarship, Vibrato Foundation Scholarship, and Ida Carroll Bursary Awards.
Kumi Matsuo was born in Tokyo, Japan. Winner of the 5th Louisiana International Piano Competition, she has also won numerous other international competitions. After graduating from the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, Kumi studied at the Royal College of Music where she completed her Artist Diploma, Master's degree and the Anthony Saltmarsh Junior Fellow in Accompaniment. She won the RCM concerto competition twice. She has also played Schnittke's Concerto Grosso No.1 conducted by Vladimir Jurowski at the Queen Elisabeth Hall. Kumi made her debut at Carnegie Hall in 2014 and a tour in New Orleans with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performing Beethoven's Emperor Concerto in 2015.