Born in South Africa, Caryn studied with Jean Harvey & Lydia Mordkovitch at the Royal Academy of Music. Prizes awarded there included the JC Wyse bequest and a place in the World Youth Orchestra. The Regent quartet was formed during her studies there won Academy’s prestigeous JB McEwan prize for the best string quartet in their final year. She currently combines a busy schedule of Regent Quartet performances, freelance orchestral playing and educational work, and coaches several talented young chamber groups. She has worked with many famous names including Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Maxim Vengerov and Luciano Pavarotti. Concerto performances include Mendelssohn, Bruch & Bach with the Cape Town Philharmonic orchestra. Commercial work includes videos for Vanessa Mae & Gabrielle, and a Beatles tribute album.
Emma studied the violin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
As well as playing with the Regent Quartet, she has a busy freelance career, playing with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, amongst others.
She has worked with Russell Watson, Lesley Garrett, The Opera Babes, Mika, Luciano Pavarotti Tony Hadley and many more. She played with the London Philharmonic in their recording of “The Lord of the Rings” soundtrack.
Having graduated with a degree in Music at Exeter University where she led the University Symphony Orchestra, Sarah completed her music studies at the Royal Academy of Music under John White. She came second place in both viola competitions whilst studying at the Royal Academy, (the Theodore Holland and Max Gilbert annual viola competitions) and with the quartet, won the coveted John B McEwan string quartet prize.
Currently, Sarah divides her time between performing with the quartet; recording & TV work, including the video for the McFly single “All About You”, freelancing with London Orchestras and coaching & teaching a variety of students.
Rachel enjoys a varied career as a freelance cellist and teacher. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Derek Simpson, and has since worked with many orchestras, ballet companies and theatre productions in London and the UK. Her work has also taken her as far a field as Kuala Lumpur where she spent several months working with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Rachel recently spent three years studying, working and teaching in New York, during which time she gained a Performance Certificate from the State University of New York, studying with Julia Lichten. Upcoming concerts include a tour of China and events at the London 2012 Festival.