Raphael created the London FILMharmonic Orchestra in 2013 to fuel his passion for arranging, collaboration with other artists and chamber music. Raphael has worked closely with the National Liberal Club, National Youth Strings Academy, London Oriana Choir, London International Orchestra, Charles Court Opera, Actor’s Church Covent Garden, Finborough Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and the Greenwich Theatre.
Marina Solarek studied violin in Mannheim and Hamburg and completed her studies in London with Prof Yfrah Neamen. She has performed regularly in Britain and abroad with her Piano Trio, the Feinstein Ensemble and the Baroque Ensemble “Kontraste”. She has given concerts at the South Bank, St John’s Smith Square and St David’s Hall Cardiff and has made several broadcasts for Classic FM and BBC Radio 3.
In 2004 Tom moved to London to study at Trinity College of Music, where he obtained his
bachelors and masters degrees, studying with Clare Thompson, Nic Pendlebury, Peter Pople and
During and since college Tom has performed with various orchestras and chamber ensembles
across Europe and Asia.
After a studying at the Guildhall School of Music
and Drama in London, where she performed with the LSO and gave a concert of trios with renowned
cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the Barbican, and masterclass study in Paris with Janos Starker, in Switzerland,
at the International Menuhin Academy, Gstaad and IMS Prussia Cove in Cornwall, she left the UK
for Israel, where she lived for 10 years in Jerusalem. .
Léonie is currently based in London and has worked as Principal with the British
Philharmonic Orchestra, No.2 with English National Opera and the Philharmonia and
No.3 with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also played as a soloist for Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, recorded at Abbey Road and played
with Jason Donovan, Shirley Bassey and Jeff Beck.
She went on to study at the Royal College of Music. Alice now enjoys a position as principal bass of Belmont ensemble and also pursues a career as a freelance musician working with top orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Philharmonic, The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Since leaving the Guildhall Emma has had a busy freelance career, playing with the Philharmonia
Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others, including CD recordings and sessions at Abbey Road.
Emma has been a concerto soloist across Europe with performances in Russia and Italy.
Josh Stadlen is a renowned drummer, composer and producer from London with over 10 years of performing and recording. Josh is the drummer for Laura Bettinson, who has recently finished co-writing an album with the legendary producer, Nigel Godrich (RadioHead) under the artist name, Ultraista. Josh has played with Laura’s project, FEMME at Glastonbury, Bestival, Big Chill, and Festibelly to name a few.
Tom Kelly is a recent Honours Graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where he held a scholarship and a former member of the National Youth Orchestra.Tom has performed many times with the RAM Symphony Orchestra and Concert Orchestra under the baton of conductors such as Sir Colin Davis and Yan Pascal Tortellier.
Throughout her training Niamh Fahy was involved with The National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and the international Jeunesses Musicales. In 2004, Niamh graduated from University College Cork with an Honours Degree and went on to perform in some of the most prestigious venues around the world, touring extensively with Irish Dance phenomenon Riverdance.
Born in London, in 1989, Konrad Elias-Trostmann is an extremely talented and expressive violinist, with an excellent technique and a strong sense of creativity. Having won several awards at various national and international festivals, Konrad led the National Youth Orchestra, and recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Mandhira De Saram graduated with first class honours from the University of Oxford with a high first in performance and was the winner of the Worcester College Arts Prize for the highest result in an arts subject. Here she was the leader of several orchestras and chamber groups including Ensemble Isis which specializes in contemporary music.
Chance Kellner has recently moved to London from Toronto, Canada. After attending an arts high school where music was central to her studies, she attended Queen’s University and graduated in 2011 with both an arts and education degree. Along with two other Canadian musicians, she has toured and recorded with her bluegrass string band for the past three years.
María is originally from Zaragoza, Spain. In 2006, María got an MA in English Studies and a BMus (cello). She moved to London in January 2008 and has been a self-employed musician ever since. She has got relevant experience mainly in orchestras, chamber groups, bands, musical theatre productions and recordings.
After leaving music college Antonia has been a busy and successful recording artist working with all the major record labels -EMI, SONY BMG, Warner – for many artists (Ravi Shankar & George Harrison amongst many others) and is regularly heard as a violinist with artists on BBC Radio 2, 4 & 6.
She appears on many TV programmes – such as Jools Holland, X Factor (with Tom Jones, Leona Lewis etc) and has been touring with bands (Duran Duran, Madness) and travelled the world with The Gorillaz, Mark Ronson to name a few.