American violist Jill Valentine completed her BM and MM degrees with honours at Rice University, Shepherd School of Music in Houston, USA, in 2016.
Since relocating to London she has quickly established herself as an in-demand freelance musician working regularly with Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestras as well as English National Opera. She has been featured in BBC Ratio 3’s contemporary music series Late Junction, premiering works for viola and piano. Also busy as a studio musician, she regularly records for popular films and series such as The Crown, Downton Abbey, Yesterday and the Planet Earth franchise, among others.
Jill has extensive teaching experience with children, having taught privately for four years with Houston Independent School Districts, two years as a chamber music coach and group teacher with American Festival for the Arts, and two years in London with Wandsworth Music Service. Through Lammas Green Music Studio she maintains a studio of both children and adult students.
She performs chamber music around London and in Switzerland with the Cardinal Quartet, her colleagues from Verbier Festival.
Slovenian clarinettist Jernej Albreht studied at the Royal Academy of Music, receiving his BM and MA degrees with honours in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Despite his young age he has already established a diverse career in London, working with the Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and London Symphony Orchestra. Outside London he performed with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Halle, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Sinfonia Cymru, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. He is currently on trial for a principal position at Royal Northern Sinfonia and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Jernej has been teaching privately through Lammas Green Music Studio and has led educational workshops for Berkshire Maestros together with Atéa Quintet and Netley Primary School together with Moriarty Winds. He has also been guest teacher in Waldorf School Ljubljana and Music School Idrija, where he started with his first music steps.
He has given solo performances with Slovenian Radio Symphony, as well as award-winning chamber music performances with the Tritium Trio.