Staff List

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Music Director

Rachel Erdos BA (Oxford), PG dip (Trinity), MA (Oxford), BKA, MSTAT [Profile]

Deputy Director

Maryan Balkwill ARCM, GRSM [Profile]

Colourstrings Orchestra Conductor

Blai Soler BA (RCM, hons), PG dip (RCM), MA Comp (KCL)

Choir

Holger Aston MA (Oxon), MA (Liszt Academy), ARCM, LRAM [Profile]
Angela Fogg MA Dip ABRSM LRSM CKME PGDip [Profile]
Leslie Anne Lewis MA, MMus, PhD
Myrto Loulaki 
Alan Murdock MA BMus MusEdCert [Profile]

Violin

Fiona Chesterman  [Profile]
Angela Dally 
Rachel Erdos BA (Oxford), PG dip (Trinity), MA (Oxford), BKA, MSTAT [Profile]
Sanae Honda BMus PGC [Profile]
Diana Mathews LRAM [Profile]
Isabelita Mederos 
Jane Metcalfe ARCM [Profile]
Blai Soler BA (RCM, hons), PG dip (RCM), MA Comp (KCL)
Cressida Wislocki Bmus, Mmus

Viola

Fiona Chesterman  [Profile]
Angela Dally 
Diana Mathews LRAM [Profile]
Jane Metcalfe ARCM [Profile]
Cressida Wislocki Bmus, Mmus

Cello

Maryan Balkwill ARCM, GRSM [Profile]
Miguel Calvo Mmus (Guildhall), Pg Dip (Trinity) [Profile]
Mark Dobson AGSM MSTAT
Caterina May 
Rowena Taylor 

Piano

Leslie Anne Lewis MA, MMus, PhD
Petra Malik Bmus Hons
Cordelia Mathews GTCL, LRAM
John Rolfe Leverhulme Sharp BA[Hons] ARCM [Profile]

After training at the Royal college of Music firstly as a pianist and then as a Scholarship cellist John embarked on a long orchestral career doing principle work with the Royal Ballet, the Welsh National Opera, BBC Welsh Symphony, Welsh Chamber Orchestra, Martha Grahame and the Gulbenkian Chamber Orchestra, where he was the cellist with the Quarteto Artis sponsored and managed by the Gulbenkian Foundation.
In London he has worked with all the major Orchestras at the South bank where he has also appeared as a concerto soloist. As a member of the London Philharmonic he joined the Education Team, this connection led to his appointment to the professorial staff of Trinity College of Music [now Trinity Laban], where he led projects with second year undergraduates. His project The Visceral Arts forms the foundation of his work with the Suzuki foundation and with other chamber Music societies in the UK.
A recent piano student gained grade 8 distinction with John, and then a BMus [Hons] at Sussex University. He now interviews top classical artists and produces articles for influential music journals

 

Alexandra (Szandra) Vilmányi  [Profile]

Double Bass

Liz Bradley 

Flute

Sofia Castillo   [Profile]
Pedro Lopez BMus, MMus, ArtDip [Profile]

Guitar

Oliver Manning  [Profile]
George Tarlton  [Profile]

KG Teacher

Kath Cleeve  Colourstrings Associate Teacher (Music Kindergarten) ;Certificate of Music Education (Trinity College of Music) ;Counselling Children & Adolescents Diploma (Level 4) [Profile]
Ali Rycroft BA Oxon MA UEL [Profile]

Musicianship

Holger Aston MA (Oxon), MA (Liszt Academy), ARCM, LRAM [Profile]
Angela Edwards CKME, CSAK, Cert (Mus) Ed
Angela Fogg MA Dip ABRSM LRSM CKME PGDip [Profile]
Alan Murdock MA BMus MusEdCert [Profile]

KG assistant

Cathy Johnson BA Mus Hons
Beccy Sharp  [Profile]

Visiting Teachers

Mr Pal Banda (Cello) 
Miss Sarah Bennington (Flute) BMUS Hons (1st class)
Mrs Marianne Dodge (Flute/Theory) Ed Hons (Cantab), Ct ABRSM
Ms Gerri Drought (Violin) 
Ms Ruth Herbert (Musicianship) 
Miss Lesley Larkum (Violin) Bmus, Mmus, ASCM, PG RCM (cond.)
Ms Bea Leadbetter (Violin/Viola) 
Ms Muriel Levin (Piano) BMus ARCM, Founder, Holiday Music Piano/Chamber Music Courses.
Dr Shay Loya (Piano) BA Hons (TAU), MA Hons (TAU), PhD (KCL)
Mrs Rebekka Poffley (KG) 
Mr Christopher Poffley (Cello/Piano) Bmus ARCM
Ms Gil Sharp (Violin) GTCL, LTCL (Mus Ed), LTCL, ATCL
Ms Caroline Tait (Violin) 
Prof David Vinden (Musicianship/Choir) LRAM, GRSM, Bmus Hons (London), Adv Cert Kodály Inst, ARAM
Miss Maiko Vinden (Assistant) 
Ms Ali Warner (KG Teacher) BA Hons CombSocSci, BKA (Inter Mus), CKME