Roger Chase studied at the Royal College of Music with Bernard Shore and in Canada with Steven Staryk, also working for a short time with the legendary Lionel Tertis. He made his debut with the English Chamber Orchestra in 1979, and has since played as a soloist or chamber musician in major cities throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Middle East, India, most of Eastern and all of Western Europe, Scandinavia and South Africa. He was a member of many ensembles including the Nash Ensemble for more than 20 years, the London Sinfonietta , the Esterhazy Baryton Trio, the Quartet of London, Hausmusik of London, and the London Chamber Orchestra, and has been invited to play as principal viola with many major British orchestras and others in North America and Europe, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He has taught in the UK at the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School and the Royal Northern College of Music. He has been a professor at Oberlin College, and currently teaches at Roosevelt University in Chicago and at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London.
Kazakh-British pianist Dina Duisen comes from a musical family. She studied in Kazakhstan and America before completing her Masters with Distinction at the Royal Academy of Music. A major prize winner at many piano competitions, including the 29th International Piano Competition in Senigallia, Italy, the Shabyt International Competition, the National Competition of Kazakhstan and the International Musician of the 21st Century Competition, Dina has also participated in a number of international music festivals in Europe, the USA and in Asia. She has taken part in the IMS Prussia Cove Master Classes and Open Chamber Music, Rome Music Festival and the Oxford International Piano Festival. She will make her debuts at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham, Cadogan Hall and appear at the 20th Anniversary Oxford Piano Festival in 2018. Her solo CD 'Mazurkas from Chopin to Adès' was recorded with the Grammy award-winning producer Andrew Keener.
Iúnó Connolly (soprano) was born in Wiltshire and studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music. Whilst there she won the Elena Gehardt Lieder Prize and was a RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Soloist; a member of the Academy's prestigious Song Circle and a Josephine Baker Trust soloist. Iúnó has been generously supported by a Jennifer Vyvyan scholarship; the Rothermere Foundation; the Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust etc. She was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Das Lied International Song Competition in Heidelberg, Germany and is a Britten Pears Young Artist and a Concordia Foundation Artist.
Pianist Dylan Perez is a highly sought after recitalist, chamber musician and coach specialising in vocal repertoire. He graduated in 2016 with Distinction from the Artist Masters programme at the Guildhall School. Recently, he won the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform with duo partner Jess Dandy, and previously was awarded the Gerald Moore Award and the Paul Hamburger Prize for Accompaniment. He was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier awards at Wigmore Hall in 2016 and 2017. He was recently featured in a BBC Proms Extra concert, broadcast live on Radio 3 from Imperial College. Prior to relocating to London, he studied at the University of Michigan.