Soloists and Guests
Alexandra Stemp was born and raised in Blackpool. Having led the Lancashire Students' Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra she went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. During her time there she won the Bach prize and also became a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. She is an experienced musicain who has played with many of the UK's leading professional orchestras. Since leaving the Halle she is now a freelance musician. She performs with the Acceso String Quartet in recitals across the North West and is the leader of Blackburn Symphony Orchestra.
Esther Harriot studied at the RNCM with Moray Welsh and Antonio Lysy. She was a founder member of the Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra before returning to the UK where she performs regularly with the Halle Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Opera North and Manchester Camerata. She is also keen chamber musician, currently a member of the Acceso String Quartet.
Tim was brought up in Lancashire and gained valuable early playing experience in Blackpool Symphony Orchestra.
Tim was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music at the age of 15. He was a member of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for five years and now performs with orchestras throughout the UK and Europe.
Tim is also a tutor in French Horn at the Royal Northern College of Music and Composer-in-Association with Onyx Brass. He commissions include the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, British Telecom and the Halle Orchestra.
Tim has delivered a wind and horn master class for BSO in 2012, 2017 and 2019.