Paul Willey (violin) studied at the Royal Academy of Music and won scholarships to complete his studies in Freiburg, Indiana and Sienna. He was Associate Leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra before being appointed Leader of the Ulster Orchestra and subsequently Leader of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He now freelances, and appears regularly as guest leader of the English Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras. He has performed as concerto soloist with various leading orchestras, and has played on BBC radio both as recitalist and as concerto soloist
Colin Callow (violin) studied at Chetham's School and the Royal Northern College of Music. He joined the Northern Sinfonia and then took up a position with the Amphion quartet. Subsequently he performed with the English, Medici and Chilingirian quartet and played with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for 19 years, and more recently with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has coached many summer schools in England and Italy as an assistant to Manny Hurwitz.
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.
Natalia Solis Paredes (viola) is from Mexico, where she was principal viola in the National Youth Orchestra and the Guadalajara Youth Orchestra, touring Mexico, Europe and North America. In 2016 she moved to London and has played with the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, The London Beethoven Orchestra, the Horton Chamber Orchestra and the I Maestri Orchestra. She will be commencing her Masters Degree in Performance next year
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 studied piano with James Gibb for many years, and has given countless concerts in West London as concerto soloist, recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician. He has organised over 1300 concerts since 2005 at St Mary's Perivale and St Barnabas Church.