Flute Thomas Sargéaunt
Thomas is a London based flautist and flute maker. He recently completed an MA at RAM after being an undergraduate at Goldsmiths. As an undergraduate, he was principal flute of Goldsmiths Sinfonia and Chamber Orchestra. There he won the University Concerto Competition in 2012 and played Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in G Major with the Sinfonia. In 2013, he won a Jellinek Award with Guildford Symphony Orchestra which led to a performance of Vivaldi’s Flute Concerto in C minor. He made his Purcell Room debut in 2013 playing Berio’s Sequenza I and Canzona di Ringraziamento by Salvatore Sciarrino.
Horn Maude Wolstenholme
Maude is currently in her fourth year at the Royal Academy of Music where she is a recipient of the F. G. Fitch Bequest Scholarship. Prior to studying at RAM she attended Chetham's school of music in Manchester.
Viola Nicholas Hughes
Nic is currently in his fourth year at the RCM, studying with Yuri Zhislin. He has played with groups including the Janus Ensemble and Orion Orchestra, and in masterclasses with Maxim Rysanov, Jennifer Stumm, Alina Ibragimova, and Leonid Kerbel. He was recently awarded a scholarship to study at GSMD for his Masters. He plays on a 1961 William Luff generously on loan to him from the RCM.
Double Bass Jess Ryan
Until last year, Jess was a student at Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Kevin Rundell. Since graduating, she now freelances with major professional orchestras throughout the UK and is currently on trial with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Harp Tomos Xerri
Tomos studied at the junior RWCMD and was a music scholar at Eton College. He was awarded scholarships for his undergraduate and masters degrees at Trinity Laban, and also won the John Marson Prize for outstanding musician. He has performed solo at the Wigmore Hall, St John's Smith Square, the 1901 Arts Club and St Martin-in-the-Fields, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. He won a Philharmonia Orchestra Instrumental Fellowship for 2017-18, and works freelance with orchestras across the UK. Tomos performed live on BBC News at the opening of the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, and performs with Claire Wickes in the flute & harp duo Siren, as well with Live Music Now! He recently performed 11 world premieres as part of The Riot Ensemble, and has commissioned many new works for the harp.
Percussion Tom Highnam
Tom is now in his third year studying percussion at the RAM, where he is a scholar. Before going to the Academy, he was in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Percussion final. Last year he was a participant in the LSO percussion academy where he was involved in a week of masterclasses, lessons, and performances.