The Rotherhurst Ensemble

Rotherhurst Ensemble

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04.01.23 – Sue Bint, violinist

The Rotherhurst Ensemble is a Hampshire-based flexible chamber group with a string quartet at the core. They give regular recitals across the South of England and beyond.

The Rotherhurst musicians often work with additional players, for example performing in Norfolk with oboist Juliet Rickard.

In addition to their formal recitals, they perform at weddings, other formal functions, such as Farnham Town Council’s National Moment of Reflection following the death of the late Queen, and charity events.

They are also available to run workshops for string players.

The players enjoy collaborating with contemporary composers, recently giving a premiere of Thompson’s Two Interludes for Piano Quartet.

Helena Moore (violin) began learning the violin at the age of 6 with Susan Bint. She continued her studies with Rupert Lock on the Hampshire Specialist Music Course. Helena studied with John Stein and André Swanepoel at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and postgraduate studies followed at Trinity Laban Conservatoire with Clare Thompson. Helena is now a freelance violinist who has performed with ensembles such as the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme, British Sinfonietta, London Choral Sinfonia, and in Germany, with Camerata Freden. Helena has recorded on projects for the BBC and BFI. She is also a dedicated teacher in schools across Hampshire and Surrey.

Sue Bint (violin) was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales and was the recipient of the Paul Mailles Award and the Montgomeryshire Society Music Prize. She graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, and later was awarded MA in Music Education with distinction. She performed with the Endellion Festival Orchestra with Richard Hickox, performs regularly with SouthDowns Camerata and leads Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra. She examined for ABRSM throughout the UK and internationally for several years and has a busy private teaching practice.

Janis Moore (viola) read music at Lancaster University studying violin with Paul Robertson, and viola with Paul Silverthorne of the Medici String Quartet. After graduating she continued her studies with Sidney Griller. Janis has taught for the Hampshire Music Service for many years. She plays with Havant Chamber Orchestra, Solent Symphony Orchestra, Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra, South Downs Camerata and the Consort of Twelve and is much in demand as a chamber music player.

Wendy Lowe (cello), originally from Anglesey, was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, and read music at Cardiff University, studying cello with Sharon McKinley. She worked as a peripatetic cello teacher and freelance cellist in South Wales, working with the Welsh Sinfonia and the contemporary theatre group “Moving Being”. Now based in Hampshire, Wendy works as a cello teacher. She plays with the Solent Symphony Orchestra and the South Downs Camerata and gives regular chamber recitals with local ensembles.

Graham Bint (piano) studied organ and piano at the Royal College of Music where he was awarded the Geoffrey Tankard prize, and the Sawyer and Durrant prizes from the Royal College of Organists. Postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music followed. Graham has collaborated with the Rotherhurst Ensemble previously in repertoire for organ and strings and has greatly enjoyed exploring the piano quartet and quintet repertoire with the Rotherhurst in recent years.

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    April 23, 2023
    This concert will feature Frank’s highly emotional piano quintet and Turina’s beguiling piano quartet. We will also be premiering local composer, Peter Thompson’s Two Interludes for piano quartet. See for further details. View the poster. Free admission – a...