Richard Fomison studied the trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music under the tuition of Ray Allen, Paul Archibald, Robert Farley and David Staff (natural trumpet). Engagements have included performances with the Philharmonia, City of London Sinfonia, Trafalgar Ensemble, Gabrielli Consort, Florilegium, Ex Cathedra, Academy of Ancient Music ,Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Kings Consort, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Armonico Consort, Drottingholm Baroque, Belmont Ensemble of London, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Deutsche Kammerphilarmonie Bremen.
Whilst being in demand as a freelance modern trumpet player, Richard is also a specialist on the Baroque Trumpet and has been invited as Principal Trumpet to perform with Canadian based group Tafelmusic, Santa Fe Baroque Orchestra (New Mexico) , Le Concert Lorrain and recorded Bach's B Minor Mass with the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra in partnership with the famous Thomas Kirche Boys Choir.
Richard Thomas studied at the University of Wales, the Royal Academy of Music and the Schola Cantorum, Switzerland. As part of his Master of Arts degree, Richard undertook research into the William Shaw Silver State Trumpets housed in the Jewel House, at the Tower of London.
As well as being a regular performer at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London Richard can be heard on the film sound tracks for Shrek III, The Golden Age and Bedtime Stories.
Richard is a founder member and director the acclaimed sackbut and cornett ensemble QuintEssential as well as a founder member of waits band The City Musick. Richard also teaches cornetto and natural trumpet at the Royal College of Music and the Dartington International Summer School.
One of the leading period performers of her generation, Anneke Scott has been described as "one of the finest horn soloists" (Early Music Review). Anneke plays frequently in the UK and continental Europe. She is principal horn of many ensembles including Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and The English Baroque Soloists, The Orchestra of the Sixteen, Europa Galante, Dunedin Consort and Players and The King's Consort.
Recent solo recordings have included sonatas for horn and fortepiano with fortepianist Kathryn Cok (Challenge Classics), the solo works of Jacques-François Gallay (Resonus Classics) and the first volume of a series of discs featuring instruments from the Bate Collection, Oxford. Forthcoming releases include a disc of works by Mozart with the Australian ensemble Ironwood and the Danzi horn sonatas with ensembleF2.
In 2007 Anneke was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, an honour awarded to past students of the Academy who have distinguished themselves in the music profession and made a significant contribution to their field.
Phil Dale graduated from The Royal Academy of Music after undergoing an intensive 4 year performance course on trombone and historical performance. Since then, he has performed with many of Britains leading orchestras including The Philharmonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Opera North Orchestra, Garsington Opera Orchestra, Orchestra of St. John’s, Smith Square, English Sinfonia and City of London Sinfonia.
He has also performed and recorded with many of the specialist period instrument ensembles, including The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, The Gabrieli Consort and Players, The Hanover Band, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, The English Baroque Soloists, Early Opera Company, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, The Academy of Ancient Music and The King’s Consort.
As well as performing regularly in London’s west end shows, he can also be heard on film soundtracks to Shrek III, Bedtime Stories and commercial solo performances for Sony.
Jeff Miller was born among the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Tuba from the Mannes College of Music, Manhattan. Jeff's tutors have included David Fedderly of the Julliard School, David Taylor, NYC bass trombonist extraordinaire, and tuba virtuoso Roger Bobo.
An active freelancer, Jeff has trialed on tuba and cimbasso with Scottish Opera, has played in the West End and touring productions of Chicago, and has performed with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. His amplified tuba has been heard playing funk bass lines throughout the UK and Europe, and his bass trombone can be heard in several London-based big bands, usually from many miles away. Happily domesticated, Jeff lives with his wife Ellie (a professional violinist) and children Oscar and Alice.
His hobbies include theoretical physics and artificial intelligence studies. Jeff owns 5 tubas and is a keen supporter of Young's Brewery.