an internationally recognised flautist, has performed as soloist at many international festivals. Solo concerts abroad have included the performance of a concerto in the Concertgebouw which was broadcast live on Dutch television, a recital in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum and tours of France, Scandinavia and the Middle East.
She has been a featured artist on BBC Radio 4 and her American Album with Malcolm Martineau was released following a highly successful, live BBC Concert Hall broadcast. (See 'Discography'.)
She frequently appears as a soloist in London at the Wigmore Hall and the Southbank, having made her debut at the Royal Festival Hall in 1991, performing the Mozart D Major Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra in the presence of HRH Diana, Princess of Wales.
GABRIELLE (GABY) LESTER
is an accomplished violinist born in London. Gaby began playing the violin at the age of three and as a child she studied at the world renowned Yehudi Menuhin School for musically gifted children. Later, after leaving the Royal College of Music she went to live in Salzburg in Austria to study under the great pedagogue,9]*[* Sandor Vegh.
As a founder member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (COE) she worked for eight years sitting principal 2nd violin under several conductors including Claudio Abbado and Nikolaus Harnoncourt with whom she also worked on many significant recordings with the orchestra.
LOUISE WILLIAMS has been a member of several prestigious chamber groups,and has played
as a guest with many more.
She began her musical life as a violinist, gaining a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music to study with Manoug Parikian. After winning many prizes both for violin and quartet, including the final Recital Diploma prize, she moved on to the Juilliard School in New York where she studied with Ivan Galamian.
On her return, Louise was sponsored by the Countess of Munster Trust on their recital
scheme, and played Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with Roger Chase and the English
Chamber Orchestra at their 25th Anniversary concert.
She also became a founder member of the Endellion Quartet and
since 2001 has been a member of the Frith Piano Quartet with Benjamin Frith, Robert Heard and Richard Jenkinson, and Arpège, a group with flute, harp, horn and viola.