Keval Shah is a young British-Indian pianist who performs extensively as a song accompanist and chamber musician across the UK and Europe. He studied at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music, graduating from both institutions with distinction, and from the Academy with the prestigious DipRAM in 2017. He is the 2018/19 Shinn Fellow at the Royal Academy, and is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist and a Britten-Pears Young Artist. He has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and St John's, Smith Square, as well as appearing at many of Europe's leading music festivals, and made several live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. He has been a prize-winner in several competitions, notably winning the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform in 2017. He is a passionate vocal coach, and combines this work with teaching positions at Cambridge University and at the Royal Academy of Music's Junior Academy.
Michael Pandya is a versatile young pianist specialising in song and chamber music. He recently won the 2018 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform with duo partner Harriet Burns as well as the Help Musicians UK Accompanist Prize at the 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. He now studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, having graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2017, and graduating from Queen's College, Oxford with First Class Honours in 2015.. Recent engagements include appearances at the Wigmore Hall, KlavierFestRuhr in Germany and Newbury Spring Festival, and several live performances on BBC Radio 3's In Tune. He is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist and a Samling Artist and has given recitals for the Park Lane Group and the Concordia Foundation. In 2017 he was the recipient of the Graham Johnson Fellowship at SongFest, Los Angeles.
The Salomé Quartet is a multinational ensemble formed in 2016 by four prizewinning students of the Royal College of Music in London: Haim Choi (South Korea), Ines Delgado (Portugal), Kasia Ziminska (Poland) and Shizuku Tatsuno (Japan). The musicians have performed worldwide in venues including Muzikverein (Vienna), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Unesco Hall (Paris), Lutoslawski Concert Studio (Warsaw), Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall in London, and continue to appear together in major concert venues throughout the UK. In 2017 the quartet won the RCM String Quartet Competition, Helen Just & Susan Cornell Prize and the Sacconi Quartet Prize and was the quartet in residence at the Oundle School. The group is working under the tutelage of Mark Messenger and members of the Sacconi, Harlem and Fitzwilliam Quartets, with the generous support of the Stanbridge Drake Brockman Award, Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award and the Orpheus Award.