Sara Stowe was born in London and brought up in Harlow New Town. She won a Foundation Scholarship, the Raymond Russel and continuo harpsichord prizes at the Royal College of Music and a British Council Advanced Training Bursary to study singing in Milan where she worked with Luciano Berio and other Italian composers. British groups she has worked with as both singer and harpsichordist include the Academy of Ancient Music, Sirinu and the Broadside Band.
Katie Allsop was a prize-winning student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she studied with Annabel Knight. Katie also studied at the Hague Conservatory with Daniėl Brüggen. She is a founder member of ensemble La Notte with whom she has appeared on Radio 3.
Ibrahim Aziz was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He won the Trinity College of Music’s Gold Medal and studied there with Alison Crum. He is director of the Chelys Viol Consort and is also a performing and recording member of the Rose Consort, the London Abel Quartet and the Stanesby Players.
Matthew Spring was born in Dar es Salaam. He studied at the Royal College of Music and completed his DPhil at Magdalen College Oxford. He is the author of The Lute in Britain (OUP). He performs as both lutenist and hurdy-gurdy player and gave the première of Howard Skempton’s Hurdy-gurdy concerto in Düsseldorf and has recorded it with ensemble Sirinu for Mètier Music.