Lisa grew up in North London and learned the violin with Sheila Nelson. After leaving school Lisa studied the viola in Paris with Gerard Causse. She then went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studied modern viola with Jaqueline Leonard and the baroque viola with Annette Isserlis graduating with a postgraduate Diploma. Lisa enjoys a busy and varied freelance career and plays worldwide with both modern and period instrument orchestras and chamber groups. She is a long standing member of the English Baroque Soloists and The Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner. She guests as Principal for Classical Opera, Florilegium, Musica Saeculorum and Garsington Opera. She also plays with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Kings Consort & The London Handel Orchestra.
Lisa rows competitively and has won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals with her crew at the British Masters National Championships.
Eleanor Meynell won a scholarship to Chetham's School of Music at the age of 11. She was a prize-winner in the International Piano Competitions at Senigalia and Marsala (Italy), the Audi Young Musician of the Year, overall winner of the Southport Festival (Concerto, Romantic and winners' play-off) and Bromsgrove Young Musician of the Year. She also gained both her ARCM and LGSM diplomas while still at school as well as performing several concertos.
Eleanor graduated with a music degree from King's College, London performing chamber recitals on BBC Radio 3, Classic fM, and Radio Belfast. Later, at the Royal Northern College of Music, Eleanor founded a piano quartet with whom she went to the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada and playing on world cruises for Saga and Fred Olsen.
Eleanor has since played for many young instrumentalists and singers at the Royal Colleges of Music, the National Opera Studio, Abingdon Summer School for solo singers and accompanies and coaches at Trinity College of Music. In May 2015 she made her Wigmore Hall debut as pianist playing Schubert and Brahms which won critical acclaim in The Times. Eleanor has a duo with Ofer Falk and together they are currently recording a CD of Mozart piano and violin sonatas. They performed at the Kodály Festival in Kecskemét last summer and will give a recital at Blackheath Concert Halls in February.
Eleanor was a member of the BBC Singers for five years and now sings regularly with the Monteverdi Choir in concerts at home and abroad.
Fiona Mitchell finished her Masters in 2010 from the Royal Academy of Music having already completed her undergraduate studies at the Royal College of Music. She now pursues a busy professional career, performing in orchestras, playing in chamber groups and teaching.
In 2009 Fiona started playing with Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s period orchestras, the English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. This has led her to perform in some of the leading concert venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. Fiona also performs with various other period orchestras in the UK and abroad including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music and Pygmalion Orchestre.
Fiona's studies were on the modern clarinet and her work continues on these, playing regularly with Birmingham Royal Ballet, London Concert Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra. She enjoys participating in chamber music and regularly performs with wind trios or piano quintets in various festivals such as Harrogate, Cheltenham, Cambridge Arts and further afield at such venues as Saintes , France and the Utrecht Festival in Holland
When Fiona is not performing she teaches two days a week as a peripatetic clarinet and saxophone teacher at The London Oratory School.