Kate Bardsley studied music at St Anne's College, Oxford, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was tutored by Stefan Popov (cello), Jane Ryan and Alison Crum (viol da gamba). She performs regularly with both modern and period instrument ensembles, is a principal player in Salisbury Sinfonia and has performed with Salisbury Baroque and the Kingsgate Consort of Viols since their inception.
After graduating from Lancaster University in 1995, Sophie went on to study recorder, modern and baroque flute at Trinity College of Music. She has performed widely as a soloist and chamber musician, appearing at many festivals throught the UK and has also been a member of Essex Baroque Orchestra and the Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra. Sophie has been recorder tutor at Chichester University since 1996. Sophie formed her own Baroque period chamber group, The Parnassian Ensemble, in 1998.
Lynden Cranham studied at the Royal Academy of Music and with Maurice Eisenberg at Juilliard. A keen chamber musician, she toured and broadcast in Britain and Europe with the Burnell Piano Trio. Moving to America, she taught at Cornell and toured the US and New Zealand with the Accordo Perfetto Piano Quartet. Soloist in the Elgar Concerto and the Brahms Double at Cornell, she gave regular recitals on period and modern instruments, including the US premiere of Lutosławski’s Grave: Metamorphoses for Cello and Piano. The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky wrote Voyages for Cello and Orchestra for her, which she premiered at Yale and in New York City. Lynden specialises in historical performance, and has recorded and toured worldwide with England’s major period orchestras, with conductors including Gardiner, Rattle and Hogwood. She performs frequently in many parts of the country as a chamber-music and continuo player, and recitalist. Lynden has recently completed a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London, on the topic of music in 19th-century London.