Anna-Liisa Bezrodny was born into a distinguished family of musicians in Moscow. She is currently in great demand as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician all over the world. She is Associate Concertmaster of the Oxford Philharmonic. At the age of nine, she began her studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, in the class of her parents, Professors Igor Bezrodny and Mari Tampere-Bezrodny. In 2006 she won the most prestigious award at Guildhall School of Music and Drama: the Gold Medal, previously won by Bryn Terfel and Jaqueline du Pré. Anna-Liisa has appeared as soloist with orchestras in most prestigious concert venues in the world, such as Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Cologne Philharmonie, Cadogan Hall and St Petersburg Philharmonic Hall. In addition to her busy solo career, since 2007 Anna-Liisa has taught at both Purcell School and the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is Professor of Violin in Karlsruhe Hochschule für Musik.
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Carmine Lauri is Concertmaster of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. Born in 1971, he started playing the violin at the age of four, later studying with Mario Bisazza. In 1988, he was awarded the Associated Board scholarship to continue his studies in London at the Royal Academy of Music with Jean Harvey and Maurice Hasson. His solo performances have included numerous recitals and concertos in the UK and abroad with orchestras such as the Czech Philharmonic, London Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Malta Philharmonic, to name but a few. His recordings include Bravura, Violin Extravaganza and the entire 2005-2007 violin syllabus of the Associated Board. In 2006, Lauri’s own country, Malta, bestowed upon him the National Order of Merit – M.O.M.
Hungarian violinist Tamás András is Concertmaster of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 1996, he was prize winner of the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in Denmark and received third prize at the Joseph Szigeti International Violin Competition in Hungary in 1997. Tamás has appeared as a soloist with the Budapest Philharmonia Orchestra, the Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra and the London Mozart Players among many others, and has given recitals and chamber concerts throughout Europe, the USA and Japan. He has also appeared as guest leader of several orchestras in the UK including the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Tamás is currently Co-Leader of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.