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Ibi Aziz studied gamba at Trinity College of Music London where he won the college’s gold medal in 2005. He is a member of The Rose Consort of Viols with whom he tours and performs worldwide and has recently recorded William Byrd and Peter Philips. Ibi also teaches at Morley College London, where he leads the Baroque and Viol Consorts.

Alison Kinder read music at Oxford and then studied viol at Trinity College of Music, being awarded the college's Silver Medal for Early Music Studies. She plays viols and recorders with costumed ensemble Passamezzo and has a keen interest in Renaissance viols shared by The Intrepid Academy. Alison is an ethusiastic teacher both privately and on courses, and runs the Rondo Viol Academy with fellow teacher and player Jacqui Robertson-Wade.

Jenny Bullock was drawn into the early music world whilst undertaking postgraduate cello studies at the Royal College of Music. She subsequently studied both viola da gamba and baroque 'cello at Trinity College of Music, London, with Alison Crum and Susan Sheppard. Since completing her studies in June 2004, Jenny has been enjoying a busy schedule of teaching and performing.

Emily Ashton studied music at Clare College, Cambridge and baroque cello and viola da gamba with Jonathan Manson at the Royal Academy of Music.  Since then she has performed with many period instrument groups, including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Sixteen, Gabrieli Consort and Dunedin Consort.


Dr Sam Stadlen is a gamba player, cellist, lecturer, musicologist, and teacher. Taught viol by Susanna Pell and baroque cello by Rachel Gray, Sam plays with a variety of groups including Chelys, Fretwork, and La Folia, as well as with viol duo Ensemble Touché and French baroque specialists l’Academie du Roi Soleil. With a PhD in the influences of declamation and poetry on the pièces de viole, Sam is an associate lecturer at the University of York.