Mayumi Fujikawa (violin) was born in Japan, and studied at the Toho Conservatoire in Tokyo, and subsequently in Belgium, before her success in the 1970 Tchaikowsky Competition in Moscow. Since then her career has taken her throughout the world, appearing with all the major orchestras and conductors in the UK and USA. She has made several outstanding CDs, and appeared at the Proms, the Aldeburgh and Edinburgh Festivals etc. She has performed chamber music with Michael Roll, Jorge Federico Osorio and Richard Markson in addition to appearances with Andre Previn, Ralph Kirshbaum, Nobuko Imai and Peter Frankl. She and her husband, Richard Markson, have lived in Ealing for many years, and are loyal supporters of St Mary's.
Richard Markson (cello) became a pupil of Tortelier at the age of 12. He later worked with Fournier. He has completed twenty-six world tours as a solo cellist. In recent years he has also developed a conducting career, working with orchestras in Australasia and South America. He partnered Michael Roll and Mayumi Fujikawa in a piano trio for many years, and performed in a duo with Jorge Federico Osorio. He has recorded the complete Bach Suites for Meridian Records and the complete Beethoven and Brahms Sonatas with Jorge Federico Osorio for ASV & Regis respectively.
Elena Abad (violin) was born in Spain and gave her debut recital aged 8. She studied at the Purcell School and the Guildhall School and is currently studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. She has wonvarious awards and prizes, and performed at the Wigmore Hall and other prestigious venues. She was awarded the first prize at the Leonard Smith and Felicity Young Duo competition with her duo partner Yaoying Wang.
Jirajet Jesadachet (violin) is from Thailand, and studied at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore where he graduated with Distinction. He is now pursuing his Master degree at the Royal Academy of Music, London under Mayumi Fujikawa.
Jordi Morell (viola) was born in Spain, and started to play the viola at the age of 6 and was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia. He is currently studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, as a Trinity Laban Scholar. He was awarded the Band/Kurtz Prize for Viola in 2012.
Robin Wedderburn (viola) studied at the Royal Academy of Music, with Manoug Parikian, and at King's College, Cambridge. He was Head of Strings at St Paul's School, Barnes for many years. He is an experienced coach and conductor, and has participated in the annual courses run by the Scottish Schools Orchestral Trust for the past 10 years.
Evva Mizerska (cello) was born in Poland and studied at the Frédéric Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, and at Trinity College of Music in London with Richard Markson. She has been awarded numerous prizes, including the first prize at the Seventh International Leoš Janácek Competition in Brno, the Vivian Joseph Cello Prize and the Leonard Smith Duo Prize. She has released three CDs for Toccata Classics with premiere recordings of cello and piano music by Krzysztof Meyer, Algernon Ashton and Stephen Dodgson which have received outstanding reviews. She collaborates with pianist Emma Abbate, and is also the cellist of Veles Ensemble.