Violin: Andrew Barrington
Andrew studied at Trinity College of Music, London, and at the Royal Welsh College of Music, Cardiff.
Andrew is currently working as a freelance violinist based in Somerset, and has been booked by many clients including the BBC and Channel 4.
He teaches the violin at Chilton Cantelo School, Yeovil, in many other schools throughout North Somerset and privately from his home in Weston-super-Mare.
Cello: Kate Robey
Kate studied at Bath Spa University with Ruth Zagni, and at the Royal Welsh College of Music with Richard May.
Kate now works as a freelance cellist, performing in local orchestras and ensembles including Bath Philharmonia. She has also toured China with the London-based Amadeus Orchestra. As a session musician, Kate has worked with bands including Kula Shaker and performs regularly with Bristol-based singer/songwriter Phil King.
Kate is also a pianist, and has recorded for an ITV production of Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’. An experienced accompanist, she works at all levels from grade exams to recitals.
Viola: Sue Lord
Sue studied at Bath Spa University and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. In Cardiff she studied with Yu Yasuraoka and at Bath Spa University she studied with Lorna Osbon and Adrian Eales.
Sue freelances for several local orchestras, and as a session musician she has recorded with artists such as Rose Kemp, Benjamin Brunel, Jim Moray, Jane Taylor and Rob Bray to name but a few. Sue has performed for the opening of the Bath International Music Festival for the past two years and performs regularly in Bath and Bristol. She is also busy teaching viola and violin to enthusiastic adults and children in Bath.
Violin: Tamsin Winchester
Tamsin studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music with Peter Hanson and Iwona Boesche, and in Australia with Elizabeth Holliwell. Whilst studying, Tamsin led the Bute String Quartet, and played with the BBC National Orcestra of Wales on a placement scheme for two years.
She is now teaching privately from her home in Somerset and leading workshops for adults with learning difficulties and autism.
We also have several standby members who play with the quartet in the event of one or more of our regular members being unavailable. These musicians have all played with the Bristol String Quartet on numerous occasions, so our high standard of performance will not be affected.