Olsi Qinami is a London based Conductor and founder of London Thames Orchestra. Olsi studied Conducting in UK, France, Austria, Albania with Dominique Rouits, Jorma Panula, Howard Williams, Mark Heron and many others.
Olsi has collaborated with many orchestras inluding "National Opera of Albania" where he premiered "Puccini Messa di Gloria", “Orchestre Opera de Massy”, “London Classical Soloists”, “Kammerphilharmonie Graz” and many others.
Chiawen Kiew is a London-based freelance flautist performing regularly as a soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Chiawen received his music degree from Stanford University in the United States where he was the principal flute of the US National Youth Orchestra, the California Youth Symphony, and the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. Since moving to Europe, Chiawen has maintained an active schedule of solo recitals, orchestral concerts, and chamber music performances. He is a founding member of the Paris-based wind quintet Quintitus and is also principal flute and a founding member of the London Thames Orchestra.
Dacian Marin,born in Rumania,has worked as concertmaster with great conductors like Bruce Broughton,Octavian Pascu,Roque Baños and much more.
Highlighting like a soloist in Rumania "Four Seasons" -Vivaldi and Sibelius-Violin Concerto or the Brahms Double Concerto in Portugal..
He has played in theatres like Royal Theatre -Madrid, Verdi Theatre -Florence Euskalduna Theatre-Bilbao,among others.
Born in Poland, Agata started her music education at the age of 6. After graduating from Stanislaw Moniuszko Music College and receiving a title of a professional violinist, she moved to London and continued her studies with a world famous professor Stephane Tran-Ngoc. Agata completed her BMus at London College of Music with a First Class Honours in 2011. Since graduating she has toured Europe and Asia with Avizo String Quartet, I Maestri Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra of India. She then returned to LCM to continue her studies at a postgraduate level and graduated with a distinction in 2014. Agata is currently a PhD candidate researching creativity and new music in classically trained string players. She is also a jazz singer, she writes and performs with her own jazz group. Agata released her debut record in 2014.
Francisco Jimeno is a Spanish violinist living in London. He enjoys playing contemporary music and you can listen to pieces created for him in his concerts, including the violin concerto of the young composer David Bozzo. He premiered in UK the violin concerto of the Argentinian composer Claudia Montero, recent winner of a Latin Grammy.
Marietta has been playing the violin and viola since early childhood. She took part and achieved prizes at many national and international competitions like: Pro Archi and Bach Competition. In 2008 she graduated from the University of Szeged(Hungary) with a Bachelor of Music . While studying, Marietta took part in many national viola courses and played in the Symphony Orchestra of Szeged, BM Duna Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Tatabánya, theatre orchetra, Filmhatás (Movie effect) Orchestra and Jeunesses Musicales Internation Orchestra. In 2009 she used to work in Hubay Jenő Music School as violin teacher and also she has experience in private and chamber music teaching.
Marietta, now based in London, she is the co-founder of konvaliaquartet.com/ and duettaduo.com/ , leads the viola section in the Notting Hill Orchestra and Choir for Film Music and in London Thames Orchestra.
Corinne Larzul, flautist from San Francisco, has been living and performing in London for the past nine years after completing her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in flute performance in the US. She has quickly become recognised as an exciting flautist of the younger generation and excels as a soloist, ensemble and orchestral player both in the UK and abroad. She is principal flautist of the Collaborative Orchestra, teaches woodwinds at various educational institutions, is in much demand coaching young musician ensembles and is resident artist for ARK- an international charity that transforms lives through education.
Laura Douglas is a freelance oboist based in London and enjoys a diverse musical life, performing as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Having grown up in a musical household, Laura started learning the oboe as a teenager and gained Grade 8 distinction just over 2 years later. She went on to gain performance diplomas on oboe, piano and recorder and has enjoyed numerous successes in music festivals and competitions, including reaching the semi-finals of the woodwind category of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2004. Concert highlights include playing in a 70th birthday concert for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies with the Oxford Sinfonietta and performing at the Wilderness Festival with the Wilderness Festival Orchestra. Laura has had the privilege of participating in masterclasses with Roy Carter and Nicholas Daniel and is currently continuing her studies with John Lawley. Laura manages to balance a busy performing schedule alongside working as a solicitor and, in her spare time, she enjoys running, dancing and curling up with a good book.
Born in Taiwan, Andy Tsao started his violin study at the age of 5. Mentored by Ms Ezster Boda Katona in Trinity College of Music in London, he has been working as a violin tutor as well as a performing artist for the past ten years.
Other than giving violin recitals around Taiwan and the UK, Andy has been involved in numerous orchestras and ensembles. Currently the leader of Chamber Academy Orchestra. Co-leader of Akardi Kuchynski String Orchestra in Taiwan, directed by professor Kuchynski. Co-leader of Collaborative Orchestra in London UK, and has performed with the Amadeus Orchestra, frequent appearances for the London Classical Soloists.
Boyan Ivanov was born in Yambol, Bulgaria, and is one of the most promising Bulgarian clarinettists today. He has already performed as a soloist, chamber or orchestral musician at many prestigious venues including Barbican Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Martin in the Fields, Cadogan Hall, Kings Place, St John’s Smith Square, St James’s Piccadilly. In 2010 he was awarded his Master’s Degree from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he was Principal Clarinet of the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra. In the same year Boyan won the prestigious Making Music Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists, as part of which he was invited to be a soloist of Dulwich and Warwickshire Symphony Orchestras. In 2014 Boyan participated in the “Celebrating Jon Lord” Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, together with the rock legends Deep Purple, and a few months later took part in the “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” UK Tour with Rick Wakeman.
Finnish-born Alina has been playing the violin since she was five. She held her first solo recital at the age of 14. She took her degree in music education at the North Karelia University of Applied Sciences (NK-UAS) in Finland under the guidance of Dr. Tapani Yrjola, and studied her Master Degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Diana Cummings and Erich Gruenberg, graduating in 2011. She led the symphony orchestra of Joensuu Conservatoire & NK-UAS for four years and worked as a soloist with the orchestra on numerous occasions. Alina has attended many masterclasses by famous violinists, such as Jack Liebeck, Hu Kun, Almita Vamos and Rodney Friend. She has been a member of FeMusa String Orchestra since 2011 and done successful tours to Oman, Azerbaijan and France with the ensemble. Alina has played in many chamber music groups, and has worked professionally with the Joensuu City Orchestra in Finland and Ulster Orchestra in Belfast. Currently Alina is leading the Collaborative Orchestra in London which has made numerous successful performances, including concert recorded by BBC in April 2014, where she played the solo part to Scheherazade, and International Concert Series in 2015, where she played as a soloist with the orchestra.
From January 2015 till October 2015 Alina was a member of the Southbank Sinfonia in London, and travelled to Hong Kong, Italy and France with the orchestra. She has continued performing with them throughout 2016.
Julia is an Australian/British French horn player, music workshop facilitator and teaching artist.
Originally from Australia, she studied at the Australian National University School of Music, received an RSAMD Postgraduate Trust scholarship and completed her Masters of Music (Performance) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Since completing her studies she has freelanced, playing modern and period horn in London and Paris with orchestras like the London Classical Soloists, London Arts Orchestra, Orchestre de la Cité International, the Co-Opera Co, Voce Chamber Orchestra and regularly records for 'EPIC Renditions'.
She is passionate about musical inclusion she runs her own community and creative music workshops, and has assisted with education projects at the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Wigmore Hall and Barbican Education.