Timothy Lin, Cello
Timothy Lin works as a cellist, viols player, chamber musician, and orchestra player. His repertoire crosses several eras from early music to contemporary music. He performed in several important auditoriums in Taiwan and London, such as National Concert Hall (Taiwan), Royal Festival Hall (London), Wigmore Hall (London), etc. In 2007, he performed J.C. Bach Cello Concerto in a minoras a soloist with orchestra. As a part of his musical education, he played for worldly renowned musicians such as Rhonda Rider, Antonio Menese, Isang Enders, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Shimono Tatsuya, and TamásVásáry.
Timothy Lin is currently seeking for Master of Performance at Royal College of Music undercellist, Alexander Chaushian.
Henry Tong, Violinist
Born in Taiwan in 1991, Henry moved to England to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Rosemary Warren-Green and Lutsia Ibragimova. He just completed his Masters degree with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he was supported by the Guildhall School Trust. Henry was also a recipient of the MBF Award and the Stephen Bell Trust Award.
Henry debuted with The Taipei Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10 after winning the ‘Young Soloist competition’ and has since performed concertos with orchestras in Asia, Europe and South America. As a chamber musician, Henry has appeared in festivals such as the City of London Festival, Lake District Summer Music Festival, Open Chamber Music Prussia Cove and St.Lawrence Jewry Festival in London.
Bartosz Glowacki, Classical Accordionist
Bartosz Glowacki is one of the leading lights of a new generation of accordionists. His artistic goal is to improve awareness of the accordion in classical music.
Bartosz won the Polish Young Musician of the Year in 2009, following which he represented Poland in the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition in Vienna. He is a recipient of many prizes in National, as well as International Music Competitions. Bartosz is recipient of The Countess of Munster Musical Trust scholarship for his postgraduate study at The Royal Academy of Music and John Hosier Music Trust Special Award 2015.
His plan for the year ahead is to release his debut CD “Out of the Depths” featuring contemporary music for accordion. Bartosz has been awarded place in Open Space scheme 2015/2016 in Aldeburgh where he will have his residency in order to conduct innovative project with accordion music.
Lysianne Chen, Pianist
Lysianne was born in Taiwan. She has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician and is regularly invited to perform at numerous festivals : International Piano Festival " The Fire and Rose " in Lisbon, Festival de Musica de Coimbra with a Debussy Cycle, and 2nd cycle of Internacional Piano Festival on Wagner and Verdi's transcriptions. Recent engagements include concerts at many distinguished venues : the Royal Overseas League, Lauderdale House in London, Thatro Nacional Sao Carlos in Lisbon, Teatro Académico Gil Vicente in Coimbra and Rekstensamlingene in Bergen. Her recordings have been broadcast on national radio pt5 in Portugal. Lysianne studied piano at the Conservatoire of Caen and Montpellier in France with Christian David and Pascal Jourdan, and later at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Carole Presland, where she obtained a Master Degree in Piano Performance. During her studies, Lysianne had the opportunity to participate in masterclasses with eminent musicians as Christopher Elton, Rolf Hind, Denis Pascal, Yvan Fedele, Maciej Pikulski, Pascal Nemirovski, in Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland and United Kingdom.Besides performing as a solist, Lysianne is passionate about chamber music. In this capacity, she has worked with various instrumental ensembles and performs regularly a vast range of repertoire, appearing on international concert platforms.
Elias Sibley, Guitarist
Elias Sibley, BMus (Hons), MMus, is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music where he studied the classical guitar with Gary Ryan and Charles Ramirez. He was previously a Department of Education scholarship student at the Purcell School of Music from 1998 to 2004 where he studied with Roland Gallery.Elias frequently gives solo and ensemble recitals, as well as writing and arranging music for the instrument. Elias has participated in masterclasses with many internationally renowned artists including: Roland Dyens, Ricardo Iznaola, Craig Ogden, David Russell, Gary Ryan, lutenist Jakob Lindberg and the Eden Stell Guitar Duo.In addition to his work as a guitarist, Elias has established himself s a leading performer of the 5-string, classic banjo and regularly performs on the instrument, both solo and as a duo, with classic banjo legend, Chris Sands, most recently at Cecil Sharp House, London.Elias has performed in many of London’s leading venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall. He has worked with various British contemporary composers, including Simon Speare, Edwin Hillier and Elis Czerniak.Elias teaches advanced guitar for Berkshire Maestros (Berkshire Young Musicians Trust) and has taught regular workshops and summer schools for the British BMG Federation.