STEPHEN BARON (piano)

20160207_172622-2 Well-known as a solo pianist in UK, Belgium, France and Finland, Stephen has also recently expanded his career into accompanying instrumentalists and singers. He and Marguerite Duncan-Sutherland have worked on many projects including Lieder and French song. He has performed widely as both soloist and accompanist in various ensembles, including at London’s Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room. Stephen worked for many years as a music lecturer at Birkbeck College and is also a composer. He is Head of Piano at North London Conservatoire, a large Kodaly-based music school. He has taken workshops to a vast array of schools in the UK as well as the Amersham and Dumfries festivals. More information at http://stephenbaronmusic.com/.

 

EVA CABALLERO (flute)

11 Eva Caballero has a busy and varied musical career performing with period instrument orchestras and ensembles in the UK and abroad. Since 2008 she has been freelancing with leading orchestras mainly in the UK and worldwide. Playing on originals and reproductions of old flutes, she is confident performing repertoires from the baroque period to the modern-day. She also has a wide experience of working with contemporary dance and theatre companies improvising and exploring new languages, styles and repertoires. More information at http://evacaballero.co.uk/.

 

HARTMUT RICHTER (violin)

070_Mela_Quartet_by_Harriet_Armstrong-ps-selfie5Hartmut Richter was born in Hanover, Germany in 1984 and started playing the violin at the age of six. In 1994 he became a student of Professor Krszysztof Wegrzyn at the Hanover Academy of Music where he later completed his Diploma of Music under Professors Atila Aydintan and Ina Kertscher. He completed his studies under Prof. Lydia Dubrovskaya in Nuremberg where he received his Soloist/Artist Diploma in 2011. Early in his career he started giving international concerts and won several first prizes at the German national competition “Jugend musiziert”. He is a first prize winner of the Mozart Competition Hildesheim 2000 and received a special award of the German Mozart Society. Apart from being engaged in numerous chamber music groups performing in Europe and North America, Hartmut is a dedicated teacher (he teaches at the North London Conservatoire) as well as a composer and multi instrumentalist. More information at www.hartmutrichter.com.

 

MARGUERITE DUNCAN-SUTHERLAND (mezzo contralto)

madge IMG_5636_2Studied singing with Laura Sarti, Paul Hamburger and David Bacon. Marguerite has sung extensively in Germany, Austria, Italy and particularly in France, French being her second language. She and Stephen Baron have performed many concerts together specializing in the works of Poulenc for whom they share a great love and admiration.

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