Graham O'Sullivan flute & recorder Graham read English Literature at Caius College, Cambridge, and then moved on to postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he was taught by Lisa Beznosiuk and Rachel Brown. Scholarships from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Leverhulme Trust supported further studies with Barthold Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in Holland. Graham has given recitals on flute and recorder across the UK, in continental Europe and the Far East. As an orchestral musician, he has performed and recorded with the Dunedin Consort, the English Baroque Soloists, the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, the Hanover Band, the Academy of Ancient Music, the English Concert, the Gabrieli Consort and Players, Ensemble Marsyas, and the European Union Baroque Orchestra.
Molly Marsh oboe Molly studied music at the University of Cambridge before completing postgraduate studies in baroque and classical oboe at the Royal Academy of Music and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She has performed with many of Europe’s leading period instrumental orchestras, including Bach Consort Wien, English Baroque Soloists, Dunedin Consort, Accademia Bizantina, Café Zimmermann, Concerto Köln, Les Talens Lyriques, Il Giardino Armonico and Ensemble Zefiro. As a chamber musician she was a first prize winner at the 2007 Brugge International competition “Musica Antiqua”. As a member of Ensemble Marsyas she has recorded the trio sonatas of Fasch and Zelenka for Linn Records; the Zelenka recording receiving a “Supersonic Award” from Pizzicato and selected as “Chamber Choice” by BBC Music Magazine. As a soloist, Molly’s concert performances have included the oboe concerti of Bach, Albinoni and Vivaldi.
Huw Daniel violin Huw was a pupil of Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera, South Wales, and was then an organ scholar at Robinson College, Cambridge, graduating with first-class honours in music at 2001. He then studied baroque violin at the Royal Academy of Music for two years with Simon Standage. In 2004, Huw a member of EUBO, the members of which formed Harmony of Nations and went on to play together and record two CD’s. He is a member of the Dunedin Consort and the Irish Baroque Orchestra, and has been the leader of Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música, Porto, since 2004, and has recently also been appointed one of the leaders of the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment. As a guest leader he has played and recorded with EUBO, the English Concert, the King’s Consort, The Sixteen, and Barokkanerne Oslo. Huw plays a violin by Jacob Stainer made in 1665.
Susanna Pell viols Susanna studied music at the University of York and then went on to study the viol with Jordi Savall at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. In 1987 Susanna joined the innovative medieval ensemble The Dufay Collective and a year later gave her first performance with the world-renowned viol consort Fretwork, becoming a full-time member soon afterwards. With these groups she toured extensively and made many recordings for radio and disc. With Fretwork she explored a large body of newly commissioned music by such composers as George Benjamin, Orlando Gough, Alexander Goehr, Elvis Costello, Gavin Bryars and Tan Dun, and appeared on Ryuichi Sakamoto’s disc Out of Noise. Susanna can also be heard on the soundtrack of several films, including Zeferelli’s Hamlet, Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban, and The Da Vinci Code. She also appears on Kate Bush’s 2005 release Aerial. Now based in North Yorkshire Susanna teaches viol at the Universities of York and Durham. Having abandoned air travel in 2011 for environmental reasons she is now focusing her performing on her duo with Jacob Heringman, Pellingmans' Saraband; with the Herschel Players; and with Emma Murphy and Steven Devine in their trio, Da Camera.
Tim Smedleycello Tim studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Hannah Roberts after studying with Peter Worrall at Chetham’s School of Music. Since graduating, Tim has gone on to develop a career on both modern and period instruments. On period instruments, Tim performs with The King’s Consort, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Gabrieli Consort, the Sixteen, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the English Concert and Arcangelo. As a modern cellist, he has performed with the Hallé, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and Manchester Sinfonia.
Mie Hayashi harpsichord Mie was born in Kyoto, Japan. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Laurence Cummings and the late John Toll, and then at the Royal College of Music with Robert Woolley. With the ensemble La Sfera Musicale, Mie won top prize at the Japan Early Music Competition (Yamanishi) 2005 and honourable mention at the Bruges International Early Music Competition 2006. With La Sfera Musicale she has performed recitals across Europe and in Japan and released the CD Baroques Dialogues (WAON Records). As an orchestral musician, Mie has performed with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the London Handel Orchestra, and was for several years principal harpsichordist with the Kyoto Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra with whom she appeared frequently as a concerto soloist. As a duo recitalist and orchestral musician, Mie has shared the concert platform with many renowned musicians, including the harpsichordists Laurence Cummings and Masaaki Suzuki, the cellist Anner Bylsma and the autists Rachel Brown and Masahiro Arita, giving acclaimed performances and radio broadcasts both in the UK, in continental Europe and the Far East. In 2016 Mie released her debut solo CD Ascents of the Soul (Omnibus Classics), and in 2019 released a disc of the works for solo harpsichord by Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer (Resonus).