Biographies

Jehanne Bastoni is a cellist whose love of music has taken her across the world. Born in Australia in 1988, Jehanne studied at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the National University of Singapore. before launching a career that would have her performing solo, chamber and orchestral concerts across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland, the United Kingdom and many more.

            Jehanne has performed with orchestras such as the Teatro alla Scala Academy Orchestra in Milan and the Opus Orchestra in New Zealand, and was a prize winner for several of her recitals with the Recitals Australia Series and her time playing with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra National Youth Orchestra. Having had the privilege of working under the tutelage of cellists such as Stefan Popov, Niall Brown, Nelson Cooke, Rachel Johnston Li Wei Qin, Ralph Kirshbaum and Maria Kliegel, Jehanne is also herself a dedicated and passionate teacher of the instrument. As well as her background in classical music, a desire to explore the full range and capabilities of the instrument has led Jehanne to develop a keen interest in playing and performing a wide variety of music, from contemporary, to folk and world music. 

Irish guitarist Manus Noble is one of the UK's leading classical guitarists, known for his strong, unique sound, original compositions and varied recital programmes that aim to break down audience's preconceptions of what is possible on the guitar. Noble studied with Craig Ogden, Gary Ryan and Michael Lewin, graduating from the Royal College of Music with First Class Honours and the Royal Academy of Music with Distinction. He then went on to launch his career to wide critical acclaim, winning awards from the Musician's Benevolent Fund, Ian Flemming Trust, Countess of Munster Trust, Ivor Mairants Guitar Competition, Royal College of Music Guitar Competitions and being accepted onto the Park Lane Group, Countess of Munster and Making Music Concert Series. 

              Career highlights include recitals at major UK venues such as the Purcell Rooms, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Sage Gateshead, Bridgewater Hall, Kings Place and Wigmore Hall, as well as giving recitals and masterclasses at Festivals across the UK and Europe. Noble is also in high demand as a teacher, teaching at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as well as directing the National Youth Guitar Ensemble in Wales.

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