Since being the recipient of two prizes for outstanding performance, gaining the highest recital grades in her year during her undergraduate studies, Felicity Broome-Skelton has led a varied and exciting performing life, enjoying many different genres of music. Her degree in music was gained at Southampton University and her Masters at Trinity College of Music.
As a period instrument specialist she has worked with the Hanover Band, Academy of Ancient Music and the Feinstein Ensemble; as a modern musician she has played for Les Misérables and toured with Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds as well as many other groups performing repertoire from opera to pop.
She is a member of the 1st violins of Bath Philharmonia, a sub-principal player for The Opera Project and leader for the Aldeburgh Music Club, Prometheus Orchestra and Bury Bach Choir. Felicity has recently been appointed to the post of lecturer in violin at Morley College.
Heidi Parsons completed both her bachelors and post-graduate training at the Royal Academy of Music where she was awarded the Suggia scholarship and the Leverhulme orchestral fellowship.
She has recently performed at the Purcell Room, the Royal Festival Hall, and live on BBC Radio 3. Heidi made her solo debut at the Cheltenham Festival in 2008 with a performance of Steve Reich’s Cello Counterpoint.
Heidi is passionate about music education and is a founding member of Painting Music, a group with whom she works on introducing sound to children with colour and gesture. The ensemble focusses on working with special children, particularly those with autism.