Lisa has an unrivalled international background - she was born in Nigeria to Japanese and Dutch parentage. She was first employed as a Molecular Biologist in the Alzheimer Research field, having studied Medical Biochemistry at King's College London, and Biomedical Research at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.
A change of direction took her in June 2004 to the Trinity College of Music, where she successfully completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Voice, and is currently studying for an Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma. She had been a part-time student at the Guildhall School of Music under the guidance of Sarah Pring, and is currently learning with Linda Hirst, Alistair Young and Barry Jobling. She has given various recitals in London, Brussels and Japan, and after graduation in June 2005 hopes to go into opera.
Christina was born in Glasgow and studied at
the Music School of Douglas Academy and the University of Glasgow. She has recently
graduated from Trinity College of Music with a BMus Honours degree. At Trinity she
studied with Laureen Livingstone and was a finalist for the 2004 Lillian Ash French Song
Prize. She was also awarded the 2004 Silver Medal for Vocal Studies. She is
currently working towards her Postgraduate Diploma in Performance at TCM.
Christina has sung in masterclasses for Emma Kirkby, Paul Hamburger and Nicholas Clapton, and recorded CDs with the National Youth Choir of Scotland, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Queldryk Charnber Choir.
Sam has been involved in music all through
his life, participating in various children's choirs and orchestras. He started to study
the cello at Trinity College of Music junior department at the age of 14. He also joined
the 4-part choir run by Philip Colman and sang the tenor solo in Britten's Rejoice in
the Lamb just before he left at age 15.
It was with a Masters in Engineering that Philip
Canner graduated from Cambridge University in 2004 . But while at Cambridge he
had been singing in the Queens' College Chapel Choir, with whom he toured and made
recordings. He also performed in several shows and operas, including lead roles in Ruddigore
and Pirates of Penzance (Minack Theatre, Cornwall), and The Yeomen of the
Guard (Arts Theatre, Cambridge), as well as chorus roles in The Magic Flute
and Dido and Aeneas (ADC Theatre, Cambridge).