Meet The Orchestra
Bulgarian pianist Rossi Dusheva, is an experienced concert performer particularly acclaimed for her performance of Chopin and Debussy. Rossi graduated with a Masters Degree in solo piano performance at State Music Academy, Sofia-Bulgaria and Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot.
Rossi has won numerous piano competitions throughout Europe and UK:
Finalist at the European Piano Competition, France, First Medal at the "Concours de Piano de Brest (Chopin Category)" France. Rossi is a winner of 'Arthur and Gwyneth Harrison Professional Development Programme' , organized by Making Music Societies, UK.
Rossi had performed in her first solo concert by the age of six and entered the 'Pancho Vladigerov School of Music' (Bulgaria) in the class of Elena Peeva. During this period she participated in concerts organized by the State and won many prizes in International competitions including: First prize at the“5° Concorso Internazionale di Musica, Citta di Tortona”, Third prize at the“International Piano Competition Koshice”, (Slovakia) ; Fourth prize at the “International Steinway Concour”, Special prize at the “Quatriéme Concours International de Piano-Albert Roussel”, Sofia, (Bulgaria) and others.
Rossi founded the London Film Music Orchestra in 2014 and since then she has been collaborating with established film composers such as Ilan Eshkeri, BBC lead composer Chris Nicolaides, Anne Dudley (Poldark), Rachel Portman amongst others.
Concert Leader - Violinist
Kellija Moncaka has recently gained her Postgraduate Advanced Diploma with Stephany Gonley. She received the Trinity College London Scholarship and is currently playing on an Albani Violin 1705. She is a graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School where she studied with Natasha Boyarsky.
She gained her undergraduate degree in Jazepa Vitola Latvian Music Academy. Simultaneously to her studies she also gained a seat in a professional Orchestra in Latvia (Liepaja Symphony Orchestra) for 3 years before pursuing her Masters degree at Royal College of Music with Mark Messenger and Gabriella Lester.
She has participated in competitions in Latvia, Lithuania and the U.K. She has formed many chamber ensembles with which she performs regularly. Throughout her training she has performed as a soloist with different orchestras showcasing different genres of music. She recently released an album of compositions by Ben Ramsten and 3 pieces for violin and harp by John Marson as well as recording a soundtrack for the movie “Red Dress”.
Sibel Demir was born in Istanbul. She started music in 2005 at Istanbul University State Conservatory Choral Singing Department. Whilst continuing her opera education at the conservatoire,
Sibel became interested in Jazz and pop studies and in 2014, she started her jazz vocal studies. Sibel won won the 46th Pulawy jazz workshop award at the Nardis jazz club vocal competition. Sibel had performed with the London Symphony chorus conducted by Simon Halsey as a soprano and performed with the chorus at the Royal Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican
Jan Tabecki is a Polish pianist, keyboardist and music producer. He is currently on his last year of studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama on a Classical Piano course. He had the opportunity to perform in many different ensembles, from a contemporary group
'Improcontra' hard in Switzerland to being a member of Bauhaus Band directed by John Harle in London. He performed as a soloist with orchestras as well as being one of the members of bands, big bands, smaller ensembles and bigger scale projects.
Turkish violinist Ezgi Sarıkcıoğlu is an Artist Diploma graduate where she also studied Master of Performance with the internationally renowned pedagogue Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music, London.
Ezgi is a recipient of several prizes including the 1st prize at Berlin International Music Competition – Sforzando, the 1st prize at the Internet Music Competition, the 1st prize at “We Play Together”, the 2nd prize at 10th International Independent Music Competition “Individualis”, the 1st prize at Turkey/Edirne Mimar Sinan Rotary Club Organization “ Ezgi is a recipient of several prizes including the 1st prize at Berlin International Music Competition – Sforzando, the 1st prize at the Internet Music Competition, the 1st prize at Paris Slave De Musique Conservatory competition “We Play Together” 19th International Young Musicians Chamber Music Competition” with Spettro Quartet. And 2nd prize at “Individualis”. Additionally, she was awarded by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.
Jemma Andrews studied at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2016 with a BMus (Hons) in Trumpet. She has performed with orchestras including The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as an extra
Jemma is also a regular guest soloist with the Music Man Project and has featured in numerous performances and recordings, including the single, ‘Music is Magic’ with David Stanley BEM.
When not performing, Jemma provides trumpet and singing tuition as a peripatetic teacher in schools including The Perse School and Elm Green Preparatory School.
Valentín Sánchez Piñero
Spanish violinist Valentín Sánchez Piñero began learning the violin at the age of 5 with his parents, who are violin professors. In 2022-23, he begins his Masters at the Royal Academy of Music in London,
studying with Alexander Redington, having previously studied with professors Keyko Wataya (University of Music of the Basque Country), Reto Kuppel (Nuremberg University of Music) and Natalia Prishepenko (Dresden University of Music). As an orchestral musician, Valentín has performed with renowned conductors including Valery Gergiev, Philippe Herreweghe, Joanna Mallwitz, Alondra de la Parra and Lütz Köhler He has won third prize at The North International Music Competition in Sweden. Valentín plays on a Giuseppe Gagliano violin from Naples (1780) generously loaned by the Royal Academy Museum.
Double bassist Callum Duggan is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, where he was awarded the Bridgewood & Neitzert Prize for chamber music. He enjoys a busy freelance career with orchestras around the UK including the Royal Philharmonic,
English National Ballet, Opera North and various others. As a big film fan, he loves playing with the London Film Music Orchestra because it brings orchestral music to new audiences around the country
Jasmine Faulkner is an international Soprano of British Iranian heritage. Recent performances include West End Live, Houses of Parliament, Jersey Opera House, singing for Royalty at Windsor Castle as well as featuring on ITV and BBC2.
Her debut single, where she fuses her classical and Persian influences with an electronic and cinematic sound-world, is to be released in 2023 and expresses her solidarity with the women in Iran.