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.
Oliver Markson (piano) was born in London and studied with Douglas Finch and at the Royal Academy of Music with Tatiana Sarkissova. He was awarded first prize in the EPTA piano competition. Since then he has completed a Masters course at the Manhattan School of Music, New York, and is currently undertaking his doctorate at the CUNY Graduate Center. With engagements to date in Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Europe, Thailand and United States, Oliver Markson is establishing himself internationally as a concert pianist. Recent performances include solo recitals in New York and violin/piano recitals with Mayumi Fujikawa in England and Japan, which have led to two CD releases under the Japanese label Mittenwald.
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.
Ben Richardson (violin)
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.