Rosemary studied the violin with Nicholas Roth in Bournemouth and then at Trinity College, London. As a student she won several prizes and led the Trinity String Ensemble. She now has a busy teaching practice in Poole and leads the Salisbury Sinfonia as well as the Keysworth Quartet.
Elizabeth started learning the violin at school in Norfolk before studying with Maria Lidka for four years at the Royal College of Music. She is now a successful teacher in Dorset and Salisbury.
Aidan Fisher was born near Bath . He studied composition, viola and conducting at the Royal College of Music. He was then appointed Composer – in – Residence at Charterhouse School, with funds from the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust. In 1985 he was working in London as a freelance viola player, teacher (with The East London Late Starters Orchestra) and also as a composer. He moved to Dorset in 1991, where he now teaches. He plays viola professionally with many local ensembles most notably with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as an extra player for nine years.
Michael was head chorister at Ripon Cathedral and a scholar at Clifton College before taking a music degree and studying cello with Christopher Bunting. After gaining wide experience as a teacher he opened a violin shop in Salisbury, founded the Salisbury Sinfonia and the Salisbury Amateur String Orchestra, and more recently has started a music typesetting and publishing business.