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Julian Metzger


Julian Metzger’s love of the cello and classical music began at the tender age of four in his native Germany. After a succession of cello teachers he continued his professional development with Dr Ioan Davies at Wells Cathedral School followed by Stefan Popov at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Thereafter he continued his studies privately with Raphael Wallfisch, whilst embarking on a varied career as a freelance orchestral cellist, soloist, chamber musician and cello teacher. As a soloist he has performed virtually the entire standard concerto repertoire as well as a large number of lesser known concertos. He freelances frequently as guest co-principal cellist with the English Symphony Orchestra and as principal cellist with the London Gala Orchestra and the Orchestra of Stowe Opera. His greatest love however, is playing chamber music with friends and colleagues such as pianists Marco Fatichenti, Paul Turner and Stephen Meakins, flautist Lisa Nelsen, violist Robert Secret, violinists Giovanni Guzzo and Charles Sewart, to mention but a few. He combines a very busy performing schedule with teaching at schools such as the Purcell School, Bedford Girls’ School, the Royal Latin School and Kimbolton School, as well as being the father of three lively and extremely entertaining young boys.

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Naomi Rump


Naomi began learning the violin with Kathryn Hardman, in Bristol; whilst at Cambridge she continued her studies with Christopher Hirons, and has since received invaluable help from many violinists, including Howard Davis, Richard Deakin and John Stein. She graduated from Girton College with a First in English, and subsequently held the Sir Charles Mackerras Fellowship at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Naomi plays with a wide range of orchestras, including the BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Welsh National Opera, London Concertante, Chroma, Heritage Orchestra and English Symphony Orchestra. She regularly leads the British Sinfonietta. She has performed live on BBC Radios 1, 2 & 3, ITV, and at the BBC Proms, and has recorded frequently for BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Natural History unit, and on pop/crossover albums by diverse artists.

As a frequent guest with the Pavão Quartet, Naomi has recorded for Universal, Decca and Classic FM, and played on Eric Whitacre’s Grammy Award-winning album, Light and Gold.

Naomi has played for many musicals in the West End: most recently, she was a member of the band for the award-winning ‘& Juliet’.

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