Sounds Interesting Players
KATHRYN STUBBS (violin) was brought up surrounded by music and aged seventeen she was accepted to study at The Royal Northern College of Music. Having completed her degree she now works as a freelance professional violinist and music teacher.
NIGEL STUBBS (violin and viola) studied at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under the eminent violinist and teacher Maurice Clare - a pupil of Sevcik, Flesch, Enesco. He graduated with honours and has since gained a considerable reputation as a freelance performer throughout the country. Nigel is in demand as a leader and soloist.
JULIE STUBBS (violoncello) studied music at Sheffield University where she gained a BMus (Hons) and had the privilege of regularly playing continuo ‘cello alongside the internationally-renowned Baroque specialist, Dr Roger Bullivant MBE. She now enjoys her work as a freelance ‘cellist and music teacher.
RACHAEL CALVERLEY (violoncello) is a graduate of the Royal College of Music. She was principle cellist with the Boputhatswana National Chamber Orchestra and has played with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the CBSO.
HELEN SCHILSKY (viola) attended the Purcell School, the Royal College and Trinity College of Music, London. She now freelances with several different orchestras and plays with “Sounds Interesting” regularly as well as teaching the viola.
(Violin and Viola) studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and she has performed extensively both as a violinist and pianist. She has reached the finals of several national competitions. Georgia teaches and performs locally on the violin & piano. She directs of Chaddesley Strings and is author of Hey Presto! violin tutor books.
MERRI WILLIAMS (violin and viola) grew up in America and trained at Hartt College of Music Dance and Theatre, Hartford University, Connecticut. On relocating to UK, she now enjoys professional freelancing and is much in demand for her playing and teaching.
HILARY SUMMERS (violoncello) has been playing the ‘cello and piano since the age of seven is passionate about chamber music. She plays professionally across Shropshire and the West Midlands, performing regularly with several ensembles.
CLARE HORGAN (violin) studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she was awarded the 'Roth Prize' for violin playing. Having joined the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra she played first violin with conductor Sir Simon Rattle, touring many of the worlds' major concert halls. She left the orchestra to bring up her children in Shropshire and now enjoys professional freelancing and teaching, gardening and breeding Shetland Sheep.
LEVIN JONES (violin) is a sought after professional violinst and teacher based in Shropshire and Manchester. He trained at Royal Northern College, Manchester and freelances with orchestras across the Midlands. Levin lives in Shrewsbury with his wife and children.
Jenni Carwithen (viola) won a music scholarship to Cheltenham Ladies College and went on to study the viola with Winifred Copperwheat at the Royal Academy of Music.
She has worked as a professional musician for many years in London and Surrey, teaching piano, violin and viola to diploma level and playing as principal viola in numerous orchestras and chamber groups.