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Our Musicians:


Van Beuningen’s musicians are world class; a handpicked selection of 29 of the very best young and established musicians, who perform with the likes of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, House and London Symphony Orchestra. 
    
There is no ‘behind the scene’ with Van Beuningen. With authentic and open personalities, our musicians enjoy creating an enchanting and humble experience through dialogue with our audience. 

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Zoe Matthews
Jens Lynen
Galya Bisengalieva

London-based violinist Zoë Matthews enjoys performing both chamber and orchestral music, playing with a variety of professional ensembles and orchestras throughout the UK. Zoë graduated from the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Martin Outram in 2009 and then completed her postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music with Simon Rowland-Jones. In 2012 she completed the Hallé/RNCM String Leadership scheme. Zoë is a member of the Jacquin Trio, which won the 2012 St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition.
 

Belgian violnist Jens Lynen (°1989), 3rd Prizewinner at the Citta di Padova International Music Competition 2011, started his further musical education in 2006 with Guido de Neve at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp and afterwards continued his studies in London at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and  the Royal College of Music.  Jens appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in numerous venues across Europe and worked with various chamber music ensembles under the guidance of members of the Belcea Quartet, Florestian Trio and Jens Peter Mainz. Recent highlights include live appearances on BBC Radio 3 and Radio Klara.He is a founding member of the Tetragonist piano quartet whose debut album was released by label Aliud in 2014 and has received international acclaim ever since. As an orchestral player, Jens has performed with renowned conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Roger Norrington, Vladimir Jurowski, Vladimir Ashkenazy and John Adams. 
 
Galya Bisengalieva is a violinist from Kazakhstan, and began playing at the age of five. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Music under Gyòrgy Pauk with first-class honours in 2009 and from the Royal College of Music with distinction under Yossi Zivoni in 2011. Galya has appeared as soloist with orchestras in both Europe and Asia, performing concertos by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Bernstein and Bruch. She is a committed chamber and orchestral player, and has performed in prestigious venues such as Column's Hall, Moscow, National Centre of the Performing Arts, Mumbai, and the Lincoln and Kennedy Centres in the US.
Sarah Sew
Liam Buckley
Ellie Fagg


British violinist Sarah Sew was awarded the Maisie Lewis Young Artists’ Fund Award from the Worshipful Company of Musicians, which supported her recital debut at Wigmore Hall in 2011. She is also received the prestigious Emanuel Hurwitz Award for an outstanding UK violinist from the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, the J & A Beare Prize from the Royal Academy of Music, the Aleksander Pavlovíc Award from the European Union Youth Orchestra and is currently a Concordia Foundation Artist. Sarah served as concert master of the European Union Youth Orchestra from 2010 to 2012 under its music director Vladimir Ashkenazy and numerous guest conductors,
 


Liam graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with first-class honours in June 2010, having studied with Professor Jim Sleigh. Throughout his time at the Academy, he led the viola section for the Symphony and Concert Orchestras and also played with the Royal Academy Soloists Ensemble, the elite string ensemble, led by Clio Gould. In addition to this, he was the recipient of numerous performance prizes, including the Maurice Loban Prize for Viola, the York Bowen Prize and the Commended Award in the Theodore Holland Prize. Liam has performed with a wide variety of orchestras based in the UK, including: the National Symphony Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, London Contemporary Orchestra, Orpheus Sinfonia, Sinfonia Cymru and the Britten Pears Orchestra. He has also participated in projects with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and played alongside members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
 

Ellie Fagg was a foundation scholar at the Royal College of Music where she graduated with first-class honours in 2005. As a violin soloist, Ellie has performed at Barbican Hall, Bridgewater Hall and St John's Smith Square. Ellie loves exploring the diversity of the violin, composing and improvising with hang player Manu Delago in their group Living Room in London [insert hyperlink livingroominlondon.com], which performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and has just released a debut album. During a short-term residency at the Banff Centre in Canada, Ellie explored Bach from a Baroque perspective and in 2013, she performed the Mozart A Major concerto in period style with the Hertfordshire Classical Players. 
Elliott Perks
Hoei Lien The
Michal Cwizewicz

Elliott Perks studied viola at the Yehudi Menuhin School and is currently a foundation scholar at the Royal College of Music in London where he is studying with Andriy Viytovych. Elliott has performed at venues including Wigmore Hall, Bradford Cathedral and Snape Maltings. He also participated in a festival in Sweden with members of the Gothenburg and Stockholm Symphony Orchestras and Opera Houses. Elliott performs regularly with The Perks Ensemble, which he co-founded with his brother and sister in 2011. 
 


Hoei Lien The started playing violin at the age of three. In 2001 she started studying at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. After obtaining her Bachelor of Music diploma (Hons) “cum laude” at The Royal Conservatoire, Hoei Lien got accepted to the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama to study with Jacqueline Ross. In 2014 Hoei Lien graduated. Currently, Hoei Lien is involved with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, as she has been offered the prestigious Guildhall Artists Fellowship for the academic year of 2014/2015. Hoei Lien has won several prizes at various national competitions. Alongside these competitions, Hoei Lien has taken part in many intenational acclaimed festivals. Hoei Lien is based in London and The Hague and enjoys a busy career playing in orchestras, chamber music ensembles and as a soloist. 
 

Michal Cwizewicz’s violin playing has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and across Polish national radio and television. He has performed in the UK, Europe and as far afield as Kuwait. Co-founder of the award-winning Cremona Piano Trio, he also leads the Kallisto Quartet, currently under the guidance of the Ysaÿe Quartet in Paris and Günter Pichler of the Alban Berg Quartet. Prior to his postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music, he studied at Imperial College for four years and in 2007 was awarded a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering. In 2011 he was presented to Her Majesty the Queen at the Young Performers Reception at Buckingham Palace.
 
Julia van Beuningen
Kirsten Jenson
Ksenia Berezina
   
Ksenia was born in Russia in 1985 and imbibed music at an early age. She studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, from where she graduated with distinction in 2009. She then moved to London to study with Dr. Felix Andrievsky at the Royal College of Music. As a highly accomplished violinist with an international reputation, Ksenia has a versatile career  as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher and orchestral player.  She plays in major orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
 
In recent years, Ksenia has played in groups such as the Covent Garden Soloists, with whom she has toured in Spain, Japan, and across the UK. Ksenia is currently engaged to tour with the Covent Garden Soloists for a wide-ranging Asian schedule, performing in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Brunei.
 
    
Born in Holland, Julia van Beuningen began playing the cello at a early age. Growing to having an audacious and emphatic personality, she carries out a high level of performance, described both as being enchanting and highly autonomous.
After completing her undergraduate diploma in The Netherlands, Julia moved to England where she graduated with a master degree at the Royal College of Music in London.
 
As a Cellist she has performed with some of London’s major orchestras as well as playing chamber music concerts throughout Europe. Julia has performed with a wide range of artist, celebrating the greater understanding of art and its message. She feels this is achieved mainly by performing early music as well as contemporary compositions and by immersing herself in interdisciplinary art. 
Kirsten Jenson studied cello at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Royal Scottish Academy. She completed her master’s degree in Lugano, Switzerland at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana.
 
Kirsten has participated as a soloist and chamber musician in the UK, France, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Italy and the US. She has won numerous prizes and awards, including the Helen Winning Memorial Prize at the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition, and the Scottish A. Ramsay Calder Debussy Prize. 
 
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Harpists

Anne denholm
Cecillia Sultana de Maria
Valeria Kurbatova
 
 
 
Welsh harpist Anne Denholm studied at the Purcell School and the Royal Academy of Music before reading music at Cambridge University. She is currently studying a master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music, where she holds the Headley Trust Award. As a soloist, Anne has won numerous prizes including string category finalist in the BBC Young Musician 2010. She has performed as a soloist at Wigmore Hall and Buckingham Palace, and played with the National Children's Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra. She is also a founding member of The Hermes Experiment, a quartet devoted to performing contemporary music and live improvisation in innovative ways.
 


Cecilia is an ABRSM scholar in the second year of her master’s degree at the Royal of College of Music where she studies with Professor Daphne Boden. In 2012 she graduated with first-class honours at the same institution. As a soloist Cecilia has performed at venues including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, St James Piccadilly, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, The World Harp Congress (Amsterdam) and venues in Italy, Spain, France, Australia and Trinidad. Cecilia reached the string finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2008 and was awarded the Walter Todd prize for most promising out of the finalists. 
 

   
Valeria Kurbatova is an award winning Russian harpist.
She had her debut at the age of nine at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire. Since then Valeria has performed as a soloist and in ensemble groups in numerous concerts, at a vast range of concert halls around the world.
Valeria has won awards at a number of different International harp and music competitions: Scholarships from “New Names Foundation”, “The Young Talent” , 1st prize at the International Harp Competition in Moscow, Young Talent award, 4th prize at the Cardiff Harp Competition,  “Young Soloist” award and the Jellinek Prize, 1st prize at the Royal College of Music harp competitions in 2012 and 2014.
Valeria has completed her degree in Roya College of Music in London with Ieuan Jones as an ABRSM scholar.
In 2013 Valeria became the principal harpist of the London Electronic Orchestra founded by Kate Simko.
    
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Hannah Greyson
Antoine Cambruzzi
Jenny Brittlebank

Hannah Grayson graduated in 2011 with first-class honours from the Royal College of Music, London. She also spent time at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam. Hannah plays the flute with the likes of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of India. Hannah is a co-founder of Music Off Canvas, a collective of musicians that creates unique works through collaborations with artists of various disciplines. Formed in 2011, they were awarded the MBF Emerging Excellence Award 2012 and have performed in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the V&A, Salisbury Arts Centre and the Saatchi Gallery. 
 
 
 

Clarinetist Antoine Cambruzzi studied in Paris Conservatoire before completing his studies at the Royal College of Music of London. In 2011, he obtained his master's degree with distinction. Antoine has performed with several orchestras in France, the UK and around the world. He has played in Cadogan Hall, Salle Pleyel, Theatre des Champs Elysées and was part of a tour in China and India. As a musician, Antoine has branched out into a variety of genres. He is currently looking for a way to rejuvenate the traditional classical concert.
   

Since graduating from the Royal College of Music in 2011, Jennifer Brittlebank has appeared as guest principal oboe with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Ireland’s RTÉ Concert Orchestra. She has also played with groups including the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra amongst others. Jennifer gained a place on the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Foyle Future Firsts orchestral apprenticeship scheme, and she was a member of Southbank Sinfonia during 2012.
 
Ruth Rosales
Luke Russel
Kate Hainsworth


Ruth started playing the bassoon aged 12 and soon began to play in county orchestras and ensembles until she won a scholarship to study both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She spent a year in the Southbank Sinfonia and now freelances with the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and London Chamber Orchestra. Ruth is also trialling with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
 
 

Luke Russell studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, graduating with first-class honours and distinction. Since 2013, Luke has played with the Southbank Sinfonia, performing at Barbican Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall under conductors such as Vladimir Askenazy and Charles Hazlewood. Luke is currently on trial for principal second flute for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He also plays with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera.
 

 
   
Kate Hainsworth studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Richard Bissill. Whilst at the Guildhall, she became a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra with whom she toured extensively throughout Europe. Kate continued her studies with a Masters Degree at the Royal College of Music where she learnt with Simon Rayner. Kate has performed with many UK orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, English Narional Opera and the London Contemporary Orchestra. In 2011 she received her masters degree from the Royal College of Music.  She has toured to France, Belgium, Poland, Mexico and China with the internationally renowned pianist, Barry Douglas, and Camerata Ireland
 
Katie Bennet
Kimon Parry
Tamsin Thorn
 
Katie Bennington is a master’s graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studied oboe. Since graduating in 2009, she has been a member of the Southbank Sinfonia and trialled with the Philharmonia and BBC NOW. She is currently trialling with the London Symphony Orchestra and regularly plays with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. Katie plays in the band Orlando Seale and the Swell, which performs regularly live around London and on radio. Her love of ballet, art and drama has encouraged her collaboration with other performing artists as an improviser and an onstage musician in drama productions.
 

Clarinetist Kimon Parry has played with the likes the London Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and London Sinfonietta. As a soloist, he performs around the UK sponsored by the Countess of Munster Trust. Kimon is a keen chamber musician and was a founding member of the Davis Clarinet Quartet, which performs in care homes and for children in special schools. In 2011, he completed his postgraduate studies with distinction at the Royal Academy of Music.
 

 
   Formerly principal bassoon of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Tammy achieved a first-class degree in 2012 from the Royal College of Music. She has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Britten Pears Orchestra and Aldeburgh World Orchestra, with whom she performed the opening solo of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring at the BBC Proms 2012. She is currently on trial for the position of principal bassoon with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
 
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Manon Fischer Dieskau
Joseph Houston

Pianist Manon Fischer-Dieskau is the daughter of the internationally acclaimed conductor Martin Fischer-Dieskau, and the granddaughter of the great German Baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. She trained at the London’s Purcell School of Music and then at the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music for her master’s degree. Manon won the Scott Huxley and Rex Stephens prizes for piano accompaniment, was selected as a Samling Scholar and received awards from the Countess of Munster Trust and the Hope Hambourg Trust. In June 2013, Manon was named the Hodgson Junior Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music for the years 2013/2014.
 

 
   Formerly principal bassoon of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Tammy achieved a first-class degree in 2012 from the Royal College of Music. She has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Britten Pears Orchestra and Aldeburgh World Orchestra, with whom she performed the opening solo of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring at the BBC Proms 2012. She is currently on trial for the position of principal bassoon with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
 
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Singers

Frederick Long
Charlotte Beament
Paul Hopwood
 
Frederick received a first-class degree in music from the University of Bristol, a DipRAM from the Royal Academy of Music, and furthered his training at the National Opera Studio. Noted for the musicality of his performances, he is establishing himself as one of Britain's most exciting and versatile young bass-baritones. For Glyndebourne he made his debut as the Lackey Ariadne auf Naxos and has also performed Medeiros The Yellow Sofa, and understudied Lieutenant Ratcliffe Billy Budd and Truffaldin Ariadne auf Naxos. This Autumn he understudied the title role in The Marriage of Figaro as well as Ariodates in Xerxes for English National Opera. Recent concert highlights including the Verdi Requiem with the Royal Orchestral Society and Messiah with the London Festival Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. He is a Samling scholar, a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and is the grateful recipient of a Sybil Tutton award (administered by Help Musicians UK) and the Donald A Anderson award from Glyndebourne on Tour.
 

British soprano Charlotte Beament studied music at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under the tutelage of Susan McCulloch. She graduated with first-class honours in 2010 and has since performed roles for Glyndebourne Opera Company, has toured extensively and recorded with The Gabrieli Consort, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Sixteen. Charlotte’s recent operatic roles for Glyndebourne include La Priestess (Hippolyte et Aricie) and Eve (Fairy Queen). Concert performances include Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder (Watford Symphony Orchestra). Charlotte is also a passionate recitalist and particularly enjoys performing German Lieder. 
 

Born and educated just metres away from the south-western reaches of the M25, Paul trained as an English teacher, eventually landing an unlikely job at Eton College. It was a job he enjoyed and relished, but it was only a matter of time before he pursued his other great passion, and turned to singing; taking up a scholarship on the postgraduate course at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After leaving college he enjoyed a variety of singing and operatic jobs including Batignano, the Savoy Opera and Glyndebourne, where he sang in the chorus, covered a variety of principal roles, and performed in studio productions of works by Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov and Jonathan Dove.  Paul then left the Glyndebourne chorus to try new opportunities, being particularly busy at the ENO – covering the title role in their acclaimed production of Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust, and Hoffmann in their recent new production of Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann. In 2013, he performed his first principal role at ENO - Gastone in La Traviata. 
 Paul has always been a keen concert soloist, and whilst still at college, sang for the annual Good Friday performance of Messiah at the RAH with the RPO. His oratorio work has since seen him perform works including Verdi’s Requiem and Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in venues throughout the country including London’s Barbican centre. Paul’s solo recordings include a live charity performance of Mozart’s Requiem on the Hyperion label.