Richard regularly performs in a variety of venues throughout the world ranging from solo concertos, recitals and chamber music to countless opera, chamber and symphony orchestra concerts.
Richard studied at both Yehudi Menuhin and Chethams schools of music, followed by graduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. During this period he started his professional career, freelancing with the Manchester Camerata and the Goldberg Ensemble. At the age of twenty-two, he was appointed as principal second violin in Opera North, Leeds. A year later he was appointed to the same position in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. From his position in that orchestra Richard got to work with such artists as Georg Solti, Bernard Haitink, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and Darcey Bussell.
Richard now freelances in London dividing his time between as many different orchestras and chamber music ensembles as time allows.
Jonathan was born in London and studied violin with Itzhak Rashkovsky and with Eszter Boda Katona, furthering his studies in 1991 with Ferdinand Kozak in Transylvania. After a couple of years performing with the Targu-Mures Philharmonic State Orchestra of Romania and touring both East and West Europe, Jonathan moved to Holland for a position with the orchestra for the Phantom of the Opera.
Since returning to the UK he has been contracted to work mainly as a guest leader of orchestras, a session musician and a chamber player. Additionally he has collaborated with musicians as far afield as South Africa and India.
Jonathan enjoys a wide ranging career as a musician which is not at all restricted to classical music. As leader of the Modulus String Quartet he specialises in the music of contemporary composers performed within a multimedia setting. He regularly performs the music of Piazzolla, has revived the music of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, plays with the Guy Barker Orchestra and appears on many films and television shows with artists such as George Michael and Paloma Faith.
Chris splits his time between a career in IT and in music. An independent IT consultant specialising in PC, Mac and network support and training, website development, content management and internet-based marketing (cbrody.com), his previous roles include IT Manager for a telecoms network operator and Project Manager for an internet software development company. He has performed internationally as a solo, chamber and orchestral violist. He is a founding member of the Crystal Palace String Quartet, and is also a singer (bass/baritone).
Hilary is an established soloist and chamber musician, having performed throughout Britain. She was Festival Director of St Mary Magdelene Music & Arts Festival, Croydon. Founder of Surrey Sinfonietta and Camerata of London, she is also a music teacher and mother of two school-age children.
Treasurer: Chris Gee
Project Manager and Architect, Chris is Quality Assurance Manager for Carillion. Chris is an advisor to the Arts Council of England, and is currently a trustee and Treasurer of the Addiscombe Neighbourhood Care Association. Recent projects include Northern Ballet, the Arnolfini Project, Camden Arts Centre and the Junction (Cambridge.) He was Church Warden at St Mary’s Addiscombe for over ten years.
President: position vacant
Vice President: Sir Geoffrey Otton KCB