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The ensemble’s good-humoured engagement and stylish execution were a joy to watch…Still in its infancy, the Festival depends on sponsorship; making events like this a regular occurrence is no mean undertaking. Saturday’s performance confirmed that this project deserves our support and the festival our attention.
Claire McGinn, The York Press

The 2016 Performers

Jon Thorne
Jon ThorneViola
Jon Thorne (viola) is a versatile violist who has a wide experience leading the viola sections of the leading UK orchestras and appearing as a recitalist. Since 2009 he has been the violist of the Badke String Quartet.
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.
Adrian Brendel
Adrian BrendelCello
Adrian Brendel (cello) travels world-wide as soloist, chamber musician, collaborator and teacher. A recent project with composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle has led to the premieres of several cello works and a song cycle.
Ben Baker
Ben BakerViolin
Ben Baker (violin) is currently on the list of the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) and tours extensively as recitalist and soloist most recently with the Philharmonia Orchestra, performing the Britten and Sibelius Concertos.
Charles Owen
Charles OwenPiano
Charles Owen (piano) is one of the finest pianists of his generation who works both as a recitalist and partner to leading instrumentalists.
Charlotte Scott
Charlotte ScottViolin
Charlotte Scott (violin) is a multiple prize-winning young chamber musician and recitalist and since 2013 has been a member of the Badke String Quartet.