American Violist Jill Valentine is a busy freelancer in London’s top orchestras and recording studios. She works regularly with the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, and London Philharmonic orchestras and as well as with English National Opera and Royal Ballet Sinfonia. As a soloist Jill has been featured in BBC Radio 3’s contemporary music series Late Junction, premiering works for viola and piano. As a studio musician with Chamber Orchestra of London, Jill regularly records for popular films and series such as The Crown, Downton Abbey, Yesterday and the Planet Earth franchise, among others.
Through Lammas Green Music Studio Jill maintains a busy studio of both children and adults. 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, and Alfred Salter Primary School.
Jill completed her BM and MM degrees in Viola Performance with honours at Rice University, Shepherd School of Music in Houston, USA, in 2016.
Slovenian clarinettist Jernej Albreht studied at the Royal Academy of Music, receiving his BMus 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, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia and London Symphony Orchestra. Outside London he performed with Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Halle, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has also recorded tracks for movies such as Emma, Rebecca and Silver Skates with Chamber Orchestra of London.
Jernej holds a position as peripatetic woodwind and piano tutor at Eaton House the Manor school 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 German School London, Waldorf School Ljubljana and Music School Idrija.