Ben Tarlton was born in 1995 in Wales and studied at The Yehudi Menuhin School with Thomas Carroll before receiving a scholarship to The Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study with Louise Hopkins. Ben was selected as a Fellow to participate in the 2016 Piatigorsky Cello Festival in Los Angeles and in April 2017 he took part in the masterclasses at IMS Prussia Cove. He was one of two soloists to play for The LSO's Donatella Flick 2016 conducting competition semi-finalists, playing Schumann's cello concerto with The Guildhall Symphony Orchestra. Ben was recently chosen to be a 2019 Concordia Foundation Artist.
Pianist Joon Yoon made his solo debut at age 12 in Korea, and his concerto debut at age 13 in the USA. Joon has performed in venues such as Petit Palau of Palau de la Musica Catalana, Alice Tully Hall and Paul Hall of the Lincoln Center, and the Recital Hall of Seoul Arts Center, among others. As an avid chamber musician, he has collaborated with prestigious musicians such as current and former members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, and Ying quartets. His most recent successes at competitions include 2nd and audience prizes at the Concurso Internacional Piano Campillos in Spain, and 5th prize at the Iowa Piano Competition in the USA. His teachers and greatest musical influences are Yong Hi Moon, Robert McDonald, and Hung-Kuan Chen. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Music and The Juilliard School under full scholarship, and will continue his studies at Guildhall School in London as an Artist Diploma candidate with Ronan O'Hora. Last year he won the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Gold Medal.
Hyeyoon Park was born in 1992 in Seoul, and studied at the Korean National University of Arts, the University of Cincinnati and at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin and with Christian Tetzlaff at the Kronberg Academy, where she completed her Master's degree in 2016. She made her orchestral debut at the age of nine with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. She was the youngest ever winner of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich 2009, then seventeen, and was a recipient of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust and London Music Masters awards in 2011 and 2012. She has since achieved international acclaim with the likes of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales etc. Highlights of this season include her return to Wigmore Hall and John Corigliano's Violin Concerto ‘The Red Violin' with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra. A keen chamber musician, she has appeared at music festivals around the world, including Marlboro Festival at the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida, and has collaborated with partners such as Gidon Kremer, Andras Schiff, Christian Tetzlaff, Yuri Bashmet, Lars Vogt, Daniel Hope, Alban Gerhardt and Benjamin Grosvenor.
Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment. He studied at Worcester College, Oxford, the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is the founder and director of the Oxford Lieder Festival. In recent years he has appeared at London's Wigmore Hall and many other venues and Festivals internationally. He has performed with singers including Sophie Daneman, Robert Holl, James Gilchrist, Dietrich Henschel, Katarina Karnéus, Wolfgang Holzmair, Jonathan Lemalu, Stephan Loges, Daniel Norman, Joan Rodgers, Kate Royal, Mark Stone, Birgid Steinberger, Kitty Whately and Roderick Williams, amongst many others. Sholto is also the pianist of the Phoenix Piano Trio, with violinist Jonathan Stone and cellist Christian Elliott.