Duncan Ward – 24-year-old Conductor and Composer, working with such orchestras as the Berliner Philharmoniker Akademie, CBSO, Lucerne Symphony, and Bamberger Symphoniker, and musicians from Sir Simon Rattle and Daniel Barenboim to Pt. Ravi Shankar. In the charity sector, Duncan is additionally Music Director for Streetwise Opera’s 10th Anniversary Production and a Patron of Awards for Young Musicians.

Hannah Gill – A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and participant in the WAM Pilot Scheme in 2009. Hannah has performed on BBC Radio 3 and ITV and also has experience as a publicist for the BBC Proms and London Symphony Orchestra. Recently appointed Director of Music at St. Saviour’s and St. Peter’s, Belsize Park, and associate teacher at the North London Piano School International Summer Course.

Michael Maslinski – Director of Maslinski & Co Ltd, Management Consultants, specialising in the global wealth management sector. Formerly Head of Business Development for Coutts & Co. Former Governor of English Speaking Union, Treasurer National Association of Almshouses and Custodian Trustee of Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Esme Anderson – Former English student at University of York where she founded the Tea Cosy Society (a forum for informal debating), and formerly a trumpeter and pianist at Junior Trinity, Esme is currently active in London as a film-maker and writer and is Editor of Canary Magazine.

Advisory Board

Sir Rob Young – High Commissioner to India from 1999 until his retirement in 2003. Spent 36 years in HM Diplomatic Service, mostly in - or dealing from London with - the Middle East. Now has a number of voluntary and private sector interests, which allow him to maintain a close connection with India.

Dr Ursula Jones – Co-founder of English Chamber Orchestra and General Manager from 1960-1974, Manager of Philip Jones Brass Ensemble 1974-1986. PhD in New World Archaeology, Board Member of Lucerne Festival and of Streetwise Opera

Marion Friend – Director of Junior Trinity. Former senior administration posts held at the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Young Musician of the Year, and Wigmore Hall. Trustee of Jessie’s Fund, Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, Dalcroze Society, executive director of Music Education Council

Nadia Lasserson – Experienced lecturer, pianist, teacher, examiner, adjudicator, founder of Piano40 (multi-hand piano ensemble), and Secretary of the European Piano Teachers Association