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Benjamin Appl

Described as 'the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers' (Gramophone Magazine, UK), Benjamin Appl is celebrated by audiences and critics in recital, concerts and opera.

Benjamin Appl

The Bongo Hop

The new Afrocaribbean project of trumpeter Etienne Sevet inspired by his time in Cali Colombia, a storm of infectious grooves Ė ranging from highlife, to vallenato-meets-dub, dance hall, afrobeat, or kompa, combined with warm horns.

The Bongo Hop

Jonathan Byers

Jonathan Byers Biography

Jonathan is Co-Principal cellist with the English Concert and the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Later this year he will be appearing on Broadway with Mark Rylance and Iestyn Davies in Claire van Kampenís award winning play \"Farinelli and the King\". He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and, with the Badke Quartet, won the First Prize at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Festival in 2007.

Jonathan Byers

Castalian String Quartet

The Castalian Quartet is an exciting voice on the international chamber music scene. Over the last three years they have won top prizes at major international competitions including 3rd Prize at the 2016 Banff International Quartet Competition, 1st Prize and three special awards at the 2015 Lyon International Competition, and in 2013 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the Kammermusik Hannover Next Generation Competition.

Castalian String Quartet

Julius Drake

Julius Drake enjoys an international reputation as one of the finest instrumentalists in his field, collaborating with many of the worldís leading artists, both in recital and on disc.

Julius Drake

Lily & Co.

Lily, Amy, Sophie and Julia bring their superb ensemble of country, celtic and folk music hot from Heidelberg

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Tom Poster

His versatility and unerring sense of what works best marks him out as a musicianís musician and everyone in the business should be beating a path to his door — Seen and Heard International, Cheltenham.

Tom Poster

Elena Urioste

Hailed by the Washington Post as a drop-dead beauty who plays with equal parts passion, sensuality, brains and humour. She was recently selected a BBC New Generation artist.

Elena Urioste