In 2020, Marguerite Wassermann completed her MMus at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was taught by Margaret Faultless and Pavlo Beznosiuk. Her thesis project centered on late sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century ornamentation practices. She was awarded a Dip_RAM for her final recital. Prior to this, Marguerite read Music at New College, Oxford where she held an instrumental award.
Marguerite is a seasoned chamber musician, and has performed in recitals at St Anne’s Kew, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, The Holywell Music Rooms, and the Keble Early Music Festival. She also loves orchestral playing and holds the Belsize Baroque Orchestra’s Leader Scholarship. Marguerite plays on a Jacob Stainer violin generously loaned to her by the Royal Academy of Music.
Viola da Gamba
Sarah Small is a freelance viola da gamba player and graduate of the Royal College of Music, having studied with Reiko Ichise and been awarded a Master of Performance with Distinction in 2020.
During her studies, Sarah was generously supported by the Linda Hill Scholarship, the Robert McFadzean Whyte Award, the Countess of Munster Trust, and Help Musicians UK.
She has performed across Europe as a soloist and chamber musician in venues including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, The Globe Theatre, and St Mark’s Basilica, as well as live on national and international radio.
MADELINE CLAIRE DE BERRIÉ
Madeline Claire de Berrié studied Music at Magdalene College, Cambridge whilst singing at Trinity College, Cambridge, and subsequently studied at Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag, as a post-graduate at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London before participating in the 2017-2018 edition of BAROCK VOKAL, at the Kolleg für alte Musik an der HfM Mainz. Also a singer/baroque violinist, Madeline has sung with Capella Sancta Maria in Amsterdam (also in collaboration with La Caravaggia), Laurens Collegium Rotterdam, the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, The Venice Baroque Orchestra, The Academy of Ancient Music, The Orchestra of the Age of Englightenment, Praetorius, The Floriade Ensemble, Capella del Arte, The Belgrade Baroque Academy, Venti Vecchi, The Neumayer Consort, Juliard 415 and Chamber Music New Zeland, Capella Cracoviensis (Bach Festival Swindica, Poland), Collegium Musicum Riga and the Guildhall Consort with the Academy of Ancient Music.
Aidan Phillips (Harpsichord) is an alumnus of the Royal College of Music London, where he completed both the Bachelor of Music and the Master of Performance degrees. He has studied with Terence Charleston, Carole Cerasi, Jane Chapman in London and Fabio Bonizzoni and Jacques Ogg at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag in The Netherlands. He was subsequently appointed the first ever RCM Junior Fellow in harpsichord and continuo supported by a Ruth Dyson scholarship. Active as both a recitalist and chamber musician, Aidan has performed extensively throughout the UK, Europe, America and Australia. He has collaborated with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, Florilegium to name but a few. Recent appearances include performances at the Styriate-Festival in Graz (Austria) / The BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall (London) / Versailles Les Vignt-Quatre Violons du Roi (France) / The Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace, Salvatorsaal in Vienna / Monpellier Opéra Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon / St. Martin’s in the Fields (London) / St.John’s Smith Square (London) / Handel and Hendrix House (London) / The London Handel Festival (St. George’s Hannover Square, London) / Internationale Händel Festspiele Göttingen (Germany) / The Bishopsgate Institute(London). In August 2018, Aidan was invited to participate in the Bruges International Harpsichord Competition (Belgium).
Beth Stone started playing flute at the age of six, studying at Chetham’s School of Music from age eleven with Rachel Forgrieve. In 2015, an interest in baroque flute blossomed and she started learning with Dr Martyn Shaw as well as being part of many baroque chamber groups & projects including performing Telemann’s Concerto for Flute and Recorder with orchestra. Recently, she was invited to play Vivaldi’s C Major Double Flute Concerto in Gradignan and Rochefort, South of France. Beth has also performed numerous times at the annual London International Festival of Early Music both soloisticly and with chamber groups. She has had the opportunity to be invited to join the Cambridge Handel Opera Company, Luceat Choir and London Choral Sinfonia for projects and performs regularly with the RCM Baroque Orchestra. Beth is an undergraduate student at the Royal College of Music as an Ian Evans Lombe Scholar, studying modern flute with Gitte Marcusson and historical flutes with Rachel Brown as part of the joint principal course. She has had the opportunity of learning renaissance and classical flute there and has been a part of several chamber and orchestral projects. She has aspirations to pursue a career in both instruments and to gain experience, knowledge and understanding of the vast music she plays.
Daniel Murphy studied Classical Guitar at the Junior Guildhall Music Department for 4 years with Mark Eden and Matthew Robinson. He began at The Royal College of Music as a principal study Classical Guitarist under Carlos Bonell. Throughout the first two years of his degree he gradually transitioned to the historical performance department, in third year becoming RCM’s first ever undergraduate principal study theorbo player and is now a Masters Degree student and a Christopher Hogwood Scholar. He has participated in masterclasses with Jacob Heringman, Elizabeth Kenny, and David Miller. He has performed with many ensembles within RCM including Baroque Orchestra, Broken Consort and with Singers. This led to a concert on Radio 3’s early music show in Windsor Castle. Outside RCM he has performed with groups such as Fiori Musicali and Norwich Baroque, and future performances with the Taverner Consort. He has also performed with some notable singers including Emma Kirkby and Marry Bevan. As part of the Flutes & Frets Duo alongside Beth Stone he has recently won the La Follia Nuova International Chamber Music Competition.