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“… in the end, one runs out of superlatives to describe a performance which was so utterly complete”
Steve Crowther, The York Press
“The sheer depth and volume of chords, and contrasting force of unison passages – in which Tim Lowe (cellist and director) took expressive lines for all they were worth – were startling. At the concert’s end the man sitting to my right said ‘I have never heard such wonderful playing. Another audience member made similar comments as we left…”
Claire McGinn, The York Press

The 2017 Performers

Pierre Doumenge
Pierre DoumengeCello
Pierre Doumenge enjoys a busy career divided between solo work, chamber music and teaching. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Dante String Quartet performing at major venues in Europe and making regular radio and commercial recordings. Pierre has also worked as guest principal cellist of the English Chamber Orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Sarah-Jane Bradley
Sarah-Jane BradleyViola
Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola) is a leading violist who has performed as soloist with most of the leading UK orchestras, has recorded acclaimed CDs of viola music and was a member of the award winning Sorrell String Quartet and Leopold String Trio.
Tim Lowe
Tim LoweCello
Tim Lowe (cello) is a versatile chamber musician and soloist having played many of the cello concertos in recent seasons. He recently performed the little known Cello Concerto by EJ Moeran. Tim Guest leads the cello section of many chamber orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia.
Andrew Brownell
Andrew BrownellPiano
A native of Portland, Oregon, Andrew Brownell began studying the piano at the age of four. His teachers have included Nancy Weems and Horacio Gutiérrez at the University of Houston; John Perry at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles); and Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music in London, where he earned a doctorate. An enthusiastic collaborative artist, Andrew Brownell was a member of a prize-winning trio at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition (USA) and has appeared in concert with principals of orchestras such as the Philharmonia, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and Vienna Philharmonic.
Magnus Johnston
Magnus JohnstonViolin
Magnus Johnston began his musical education as a chorister of the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, with which he toured all over the world. He won a scholarship to Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester where he studied with professor Wen Zhou Li, and then gained a scholarship to the RNCM where he studied with Dr Christopher Rowland.

Magnus is a founder member of the Aronowitz Ensemble. In addition to numerous studio recordings, broadcasts have included performances from the Wigmore and Bridgewater Halls, the Sage Gateshead, and the Aldeburgh, Bath, Cheltenham and City of London Festivals

Martyn Jackson
Martyn JacksonViolin
One of the Adderbury Ensemble’s regular current members, British violinist Martyn Jackson has performed as a solo artist and chamber musician throughout the UK, much of Europe and the Middle East. Martyn studied at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”, Berlin with Professor Stephan Picard and is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky. He was a selected artist on the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme in 2013 and is a Concordia Foundation Artist.

Martyn made his recital debut at the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, as part of the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical Scholarship Fund Prize Winners’ Recital Scheme. He was also invited to perform with principal players from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Milan and Rome. Previous seasons have included performances of the Brahms, Elgar, Prokofiev, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky concertos, and a European tour with cellist Henri Demarquette encompassing venues such as the Philharmonie and Konzerthaus in Berlin and Les Invalides in Paris. As an orchestral musician, Martyn has frequently served as Assistant Concertmaster of the LSO, Philharmonia Orchestra and BBC SSO.