Ostara Chamber Players in association with Park Theatre present
Coffee, Croissant and a Classical Concert 2022
SIJIE ‘SUSIE’ CHEN | VIOLIN
LUCY WATERHOUSE | VIOLIN
JUDITH BUSBRIDGE | VIOLA
PENNY DRIVER | CELLO
Sijie ‘Susie’ Chen
Susie is co-leader of the London Mozart Players, and also plays with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and on period instruments with the Academy of Ancient Music and the English Concert. She was a string finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, and has performed chamber music in the Edinburgh International Festival and Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music. Since Coronatimes she has been moonlighting as a ukulele chanteuse.
Lucy is a freelancer (London Mozart Players, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment), teacher (Junior Trinity) and workshop leader (Apollo Music Projects) and in Lockdown she discovered all-year-round wild swimming at the West Reservoir and also began audiobook reading as a sideline.
Judith is one of the principal violas in the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and leader of the viola section in the London Mozart Players. For over 20 years she has also been principal viola for Sir John Eliot Gardiner, playing late classical and romantic repertoire on gut strings. Her house is filled with her own hand-made pottery, some of which is quite remarkable.
Penny was co-principal cellist with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and performs with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. She teaches some of the UK’s top young cellists at Wells Cathedral School and loves introducing young people to chamber music, co-directing con spirito chamber music Sundays at her N4 home. Her favourite thing is hiking in the French Alps - so easily reached by train from Finsbury Park.