The stars include:

Nicola Benedetti - Violin

"Benedetti has the gift of communication in spades”

The Independent

The Classic FM Artist of the Year & Classical Brit Award Winner of 2008’s credentials include a string of No 1 albums as she continues to captivate audiences and critics with her performances and poise.

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Alexander Sitkovetsky - Violin

"One of the Stars of the New Century”

The Strad

Since making his solo debut performance in Montpellier at the age of eight, Alexander has featured as a soloist at many famous venues throughout Europe, including the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, Salla Verdi in Milano, Palais des Congres in Antibes. His mentors include Lord Menuhin. Together they performed the Bach Double Violin Concerto on tour, Bartok’s Duos at St James’s Palace, and he performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto under Menuhin’s baton.

Wu Qian - Piano

"Her Albeniz was richly coloured, her Rachmaninov majestic, and her Schumann encore had a dreamy lyricism.”

The Independent

Tipped as the next “big thing” by The Independent in 2007, Wu Qian has won multiple scholarships, awards and prizes making her Queen Elizabeth Hall debut at the age of 15 and performing in many of the leading venues in the world.

Leonard Elschenbroich - Cello

"an extraordinary and unique gift: musical sensitivity, combined with courageous virtuosity."

Anne Sophie Mutter

Winner of this year’s Borletti-Buitoni-Trust, this rising star has caught the attention of today’s greatest international musicians including Valery Gergiev, and Christoph Eschenbach. His chamber music partners already include Gidon Kremer at “Les Muséeiques”, Basel, with Katia & Marielle Labéque at the Verbier Festival, and Anne-Sophie Mutter.


Krzysztof Chorzelski – Viola

Thrilling performance, bound for classic status”

The Times

Since 1996 Krzysztof has played viola in the highly acclaimed Belcea Quartet recording exclusively for EMI Classics. The quartet’s recordings have been awarded the Gramophone, MIDEM and Diapason d’Or Awards. Krzysztof is also a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music, and a frequent guest at international festivals across the world including with the Alban Berg Quartet and the Quatuor Ysaye.

Carlos Bonell - Guitar

A Masterclass in Magic” BBC Music Magazine

A regular soloist with the world’s leading orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, Carlos’ recordings are regarded as some of the best ever and include Hollywood soundtracks as well as a Grammy nominated recording with John Williams.

Claire Martin & her Jazz trio

The Madonna of British Jazz” The Sunday Times

The multiple award-winning First Lady of British Jazz has established herself as the greatest UK female jazz artist of all time with a voice that is by turns, soaring, powerful, sensuous, and sultry. Since her first album was selected as Album of the Year by the Times she has won Best Vocalist 5 times at the

British Jazz Awards and received accolades across the world.

Guy Pratt – Bass Guitar – My Bass and Other Animals

'A hilarious set of stories about his life as a session musician for Pink Floyd, Roxy Music and Madonna among many others. Much recommended.' - The Financial Times

'Wonderfully Indiscreet * * * * ' - Mojo

The world renound bass guitarist and session musician has played and toured with Pink Floyd, Madonna, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Jimmy Page and Tom Jones. Come and watch as he performs an amusing stand up routine filled with jokes and insights into the world’s greatest popular musicians.