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Jonathan Booty
<<<Jonathan Booty (flute)
Jonathan Booty started to play the flute at the age of 12. He studied with Graham Mayger at the Royal College of Music, gaining ARCM and GRSM diplomas and winning the Eve Kirsh prize. He was subsequently awarded a French Government Scholarship which enabled him to spend a year in Paris as a pupil of Michel Debost (then lst flute, Orchestra de Paris) and Alain Marion.
A former member of the Halle Orchestra, he has given many solo recitals in the North West region as well as freelancing with other major British orchestras. He now combines a career as a freelance flautist with composition which he studied as a mature student at Manchester University. His compositions have been performed at venues throughout Britain with two works - Secret Studies for solo flute and, most recently, Trio Shadow Fragments for Clarinet, Cello and Piano - having been selected for inclusion on the SPNM's shortlist.
During 2008 he was selected to take part in the SPNM's Folk from Here project which resulted in a composition for mixed folk group which was performed at the Spitalfields and Cheltenham Festivals. Since 2008 he has toured venues in UK and Canada as a member of the prize-winning Indian dance group Srishti in their critically aclaimed production Play Ball

Chris Emerson (viola)>>>
Chris Emerson started to play the violin at the age of 4, earning a music scholarship to Newington  College when he was 12. At 17 he switched to the viola, and began to lead the viola sections of the SYO and the AYO, and went on to win the 1996 Melbourne International Winter School of Music viola competition. Chris had done two years of Industrial Chemistry, but deciding that his heart lay with music, he switched to study viola at the Australian Institute of Music, studying with Esther van Stralen whilst playing half time with the SSO as well as touring and recording in a rock string quartet. He gained his Bmus with 1st class Hons in 1998, and in 1999 Chris relocated to the UK with his English wife. He won trials with all the major orchestras in the north west, and was offered a full time job in the Halle Orchestra in 2000. Since then, Chris has been a founding member of Trio Fauve and played many concerts both chamber and solo, around the country. He works periodically at the RSDCD through the Halle education department, and his main interests outside of music are books and walking in the Peak District.
Chris Emerson  
Marie leenhardt
<<<Marie Leenhardt (Harp)
Marie is a graduate in both harp and chamber music of the Geneva and Lyon Conservatoires. After winning first prize in the international competition of Union des Femmes Artistes Musiciennes in Paris, she was chosen as Principal Harp in the French and European Youth Orchestras, the latter under the direction of Bernard Haitink. She has worked with French and German orchestras, touring extensively in Europe, Japan and the U.S.A.She was appionted Principal Harp in the Hallé
Orchestra in 1993.She has appeared as a soloist with the Hallé and other orchestras in performances of Ravel,Debussy,Mozart,Reinecke,Britten and Ginastera and performs in various chamber ensembles in which she enjoys the more intimate relationship
between astist and audience.













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