Renowned as a soloist and chamber musician world-wide, Susanne Stanzeleit is well known for her unusually challenging and extensive repertoire, featuring many commissions and UK premieres of works by composers such as Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Anthony Payne, John Adams, Lou Harrison, Gyorgy Kurtág, Dmitri Smirnov, John Casken, Piers Hellawell, Jacques Cohen, Peter Fribbins, Sally Beamish, John Woolrich, Philip Cashian, Louis Andriessen, Rebecca Saunders and many more.
In 2010 Susanne was appointed leader of the Maggini Quartet, one of the finest and most recorded string quartets in the UK today.
She was leader of the Werethina String Quartet for many years and led the Edinburgh String Quartet between 1999-2002.
She is in high demand as guest-leader of many of the foremost chamber orchestras, ensembles and contemporary music groups in the UK.
A popular chamber musician, she has performed with eminent artists such as Gervase de Peyer, Eduard Brunner, Zara Nelsova, Colin Carr, Raphael Wallfisch, Alexander Baillie, Steven Doane, Norbert Brainin and Michael Collins, as well as regular pianist partners, Gusztàv Fenyö and Julian Jacobson.
In 2003 she founded the Primrose Piano Quartet together with Robin Ireland, Andrew Fuller and John Thwaites.
Susanne has received rave reviews and a Gramophone Award nomination for her long list of commercial recordings, which feature the complete works of Bartók, Enescu, Delius and Dvoràk as well as Beethoven violin sonatas, works by Charles Camilleri and a series of English sonata recordings.
Chamber discs include six discs with the Edinburgh Quartet, chamber music by Kenneth Leighton and the première recording of piano quartets by Hurlstone, Alwyn, Scott and Dunhill within two discs of British piano quartets with the Primrose Quartet, all on Meridian. Recent releases feature music by Arnold Cooke, the chamber works of Richard Strauss, a disc of Brahms and Faure and a disc of commissions by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Dmitri Smirnov, John Casken, Piers Hellawell, Sally Beamish and others.
Susanne Stanzeleit studied with Leonid Kogan, Nathan Milstein, Vesselin Paraschkevov, Yfrah Neaman, Sándor Végh and Gyorgy Kurtág, and she is regularly invited to teach and give masterclasses at many UK music colleges and summer schools such as Dartington, Cadenza, Paxos, Ayton, Paxton and others. From 1993-2000 she was visiting lecturer of violin and chamber music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, and between 2002 - 2006 Head of Strings at the London College of Music and Media.
Teacher at the Birmingham Conservatoire.
studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and was giving concerts from an early age.
She completed her studies in Salzburg with Sandor Vegh.
While embarking on her concert career, she took a degree in art history at Kings College, Cambridge.
Krysia Osostowicz is frequently heard on BBC Radio 3, and recent solo engagements have included the Mendelssohn concerto in Singapore, the Britten concerto in Estonia and a Mozart concerto in Poland with Sinfonia Warsovia, which was broadcast live on Polish television.
Her recordings of Brahms, Faure and Bartok for Hyperion Records have been enthusiastically received - the Faure disc (with pianist Susan Tomes) winning a Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, and the Bartok solo sonata shortlisted for a Gramophone award.
Her recording of Edmund Rubbra's violin sonatas (with pianist Michael Dussek), was described in BBC Music Magazine as "performances of flawless integrity and insight."
She leads the Dante Quartet, now firmly established amongst the very finest of British–based quartets.
Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
was born in London and grew up in the Netherlands, studying with Davina van Wely, Viktor Liberman, Igor Oistrach, Herman Krebbers and Ivry Gitlis.
He won various international prizes such as the Brahms Prize in Baden-Baden and the Oskar Back Competition at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
After making his debut at the Concertgebouw in 1992, performing the Tchaikowky Concerto, he has returned there on numerous occasions.
He performs widely as a solist, in a repertoire ranging from Vivaldi to Ferneyhough and Piazzolla, working with conductors such as Andrei Boreiko, Djanzug Khakidze, Jaap van Zweden, Lev Markiz, Viktor Liberman, Lawrence Foster and James Laughran and has appeared throughout Europe and beyond as a recitalist.
Passionate about chamber music, he led the Allegri String Quartet and is invited to festivals in Italy, Portugal, the UK, China, South Africa...In demand as an orchestra leader, he frequently guest-leads the BBCSO and Philharmonia, working with conductors such as Muti, Ashkenazy, Haitink, Gergiev, Dohnanyi and Dutoit.
Since 2006 he also leads the Ensemble Contrechamps and the Quatour Contrechamps in Geneva. Daniel has given masterclasses in the UK, Holland, Portugal, Italy and South Africa.
First Violin of the Brodsky Quartet
won first prize in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition.
In his book 'Great Masters of the Violin' Boris Schwartz wrote:
"What made his performance so impressive was his musical versatility: he seemed to master every style from Bach to Bartok. Chen's technique is impeccable, his tone warm and sensuous his musicianship serious and probing."
Leland made his London debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall and since that time has appeared with the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestras and toured North America with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
He has toured Poland with the Polish Chamber Orchestra and Germany with the Warsaw Sinfonia and has also performed in Europe with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Netherlands Philharmonic.
Following the enormous success of his New York debut he gave a recital tour of over sixty cities in the USA and has appeared at many European festivals including Gstaad and Schleswig-Holstein.
Leland’s portfolio of recordings includes highlights of the violin repertoire, ranging from Bruch’s famous violin concerto, through to popular, salon favourites.
Teacher at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Graduating from the Warsaw Conservatoire with distinction, Maciej came to the UK in 1976, becoming Associate Leader of the ECO, and later guest leading the LSO, LPO, SCO, RPO ,BBC Liverpool and Royal Philharmonics, and others.
His pupils include Nicola Benedetti, and his teaching posts Menuhin and Purcell Schools, RCM and RNCM.
Teacher at the Menuhin and Purcell Schools, RCM and RNCM.