Lisa Ueda (violin) was born in Japan, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with 1 st class honours and a distinction in her Masters. She has won a glittering array of awards in many competitions. Most recently, she received the Tunnell Trust Award in duo with Daniele Rinaldo. Lisa is currently based in London, performing concerts all round the world.
Ian Bryne Brito (viola) was born in the UK but brought up in Spain. He graduated from The Hague Royal Conservatory and completed a masters at the Royal Academy of Music. Since then, Ian has developed a successful international performing career and has won several prestigious awards and scholarships. He continues to perform and teach alongside his role as Assistant Manager and Viola Specialist with Stringers in London.
Nigel Blomiley (cello) was principal cello in the BBC Concert Orchestra from 1981-2005 after being Assistant Principal in the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra from 1970-1981. He featured regularly as soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra, and toured throughout the world. He has a serious commitment to chamber music, and to developing young players, having taught at Chethams and the Purcell School for many years, and worked as coach to the National Youth Orchestra of Wales.
Hugh Mather (piano) studied the piano and organ from an early age, gaining the FRCO and the ARCM piano performers diplomas. He pursued a medical career and was Consultant Physician at Ealing Hospital from 1982 to 2006. He continued his piano studies with James Gibb for many years, and gave countless concerts in West London as concerto soloist, recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician. He has organised over 1300 concerts locally over the past decade.