was born in London and completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Manchester, under tutorage from Nick Childs, Andy Duncan, Professor David King and Dr. Peter Graham. Following a time teaching back in his native South, Malcolm moved back to the North West in 2004. Since then he has worked as a brass and classroom teacher, and is presently part of the management team for Cheshire West Music Service. He has a love of chamber music and also plays for two Brass Quintets, a number of orchestras and occasional outings to Brass Bands. Malcolm is also a collector of vintage brass instruments and mouthpieces, and has trained in brass repair with Derek Farnell. Malcolm has a very broad taste in music, and appreciates good quality musical performances in all styles. He particularly enjoys Early Music, the works of J.S. Bach, late Romantic orchestral pieces, and modern Big Bands.
studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she gained many awards, including the Violin Prize. On graduating, she began her orchestral career as a member of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, before moving to the Scottish National Orchestra. Since moving to Cheshire with her family, Sylvia has worked regularly with all the major orchestras in the North West, including the Halle, the BBC Philharmonic and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. She now combines her busy freelance career with teaching and coaching young players at all levels.