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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 2018 Performers

Steven Isserlis CBE
Steven Isserlis CBEChello
Acclaimed worldwide for his technique and musicianship, Steven Isserlis enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He is distinguished for his diverse repertoire, distinctive sound (due in part to his use of gut strings) and total command of phrasing. He plays both as soloist and chamber musician and has revived many neglected works.
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.
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.

Simon Blendis
Simon BlendisViolin
Simon Blendis enjoys an international career as a chamber musician, soloist and orchestra leader. He has been the violinist with the Schubert Ensemble since 1995, with whom he has performed in over thirty different countries, recorded over twenty CDs of music ranging from Brahms to Judith Weir, made frequent broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and appeared regularly at Europe’s major venues such as the Wigmore Hall in London and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
John Lenehan
John LenehanPiano
Praised by the New York Times for his “great flair and virtuosity” and the London Times – “a masterly recital”, John Lenehan’s performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world. As a soloist he has appeared with leading orchestras at home and abroad. In 2010/11 he made his debut with both the London Symphony Orchestra (at the Barbican) and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (at Philharmonic Hall) as well as performing with the RPO in the Royal Albert Hall. John Lenehan has collaborated with many leading instrumentalists and is recognised as an outstanding accompanist and chamber musician. During the past few years he has appeared in major concert halls in Amsterdam, Vienna, Salzburg, New York, Washington, Toronto, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo.