Sandy Thompson - Violin
Sandy started learning the violin aged eight and playing in the local youth orchestra was the highlight of her week through her teens. After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a Music BA in 2016, she moved to London and spent two years studying violin performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Diana Cummings. She now enjoys a varied career playing with orchestras, chamber groups and a band called Thallo. Sandy is also passionate about music education and community projects: she teaches violin and piano in schools and collaborates with Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust to bring live music into hospital wards.
Zosia Jagodzinska - Cello
Cellist, composer and vocalist Zosia Jagodzinska works across a wide variety of art forms and genres including contemporary classical, jazz, free improvisation, folk and electronic music; and creative collaborations with choreographers, film and theatre makers. Versatile, imaginative and highly expressive, she is known for her distinctive sound and style and can be heard on a range of critically acclaimed recordings. Website: www.zosiamusic.co.uk
Heather Ryall - Clarinet / Bass Clarinet
Heather is a London-based freelance clarinettist and bass clarinettist who likes immersing herself in sound. She enjoys experimenting with different colours on her instruments, trying new techniques and working in settings which allow her to respond to the world around her through improvisation; using contact mics to build closer sonic relationships with nature.
She completed a Junior Fellowship and the Orchestral Artistry Masters at Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2016-2019. As a classical musician, Heather has performed works by Richard Rodney Bennett and Birtwistle for BBC Radio 3 and won the D’Addario Single Reed Prize (North London Music Festival). She has worked with Garsington Opera, The Riot Ensemble, Dr K Sextet, Guildhall Studio Orchestra, side-by-side with the LSO and with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields as an animateur.
She is working side-by-side with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group as part of the NEXT Scheme and particularly enjoys playing contemporary music, improvising and collaborating with composers. She is currently working on an immersive site-specific project in Jersey with two artists as well as writing music for a short film.