Leanne Cody (Piano)
Robert Payne (Tuba)
Bob is a graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire, having studied Tuba, Bass Trombone and Ophicleide. He was a finalist in the Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Prize, the Ambache Prize (with the Barbara York!) and the Bernard Brown Prize for Chamber Ensembles 2012. Bob has had two works written for him: 'Tuba Suite' forTuba and Piano and 'Yellow Things' for Ophicleide, Piano and String Quartet, which is due to be released on his debut album 'Yellow Things' which will be a compilation of new works/transcriptions for Ophicleide as a solo instrument. Bob also enjoys playing all styles of music, currently playing for professional brass ensemble 'Bard Brass', as well as delving into pop and even world music with 'The Hiccup Effect' and 'Von Bauer Bavarian Beer Band' who are regularly in high demand around the country. This will be his debut appearance as a soloist with orchestra.
Alycia Jewes (Violin)
Alycia Jewes, 19, started learning the violin when she was 3 years old and gained her ABRSM performance diploma with distinction at the age of 15. She is taught by Christopher Hirons in Wimbledon, who has led and directed many chamber orchestras such as the Northern sinfonia, the Acadamy of Ancient Music, the English String Orchestra, Orchestra de Camera and the acadamy of St Martins in the Field.
Alycia plays many instruments including piano and saxophone and she has won a number of prizes at local music festivals. She is a member of the National Youth Chamber Orchestra and the Marryat Players in Wimbledon, which is conducted or led regularly by cellists Robert Max and Alexander Baillie. Alycia regularly performs solos with local orchestras and recently performed the Kabalevsky violin concerto and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra with the Manresa Chamber Orchestra in Roehampton.
Alycia enjoys playing cricket in her spare time.