Ewan is one of the most prominent young oboists of his generation working in the UK. He graduated with a first-class degree, reading Music at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford, and is currently in the second year of his master’s at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Melanie Ragge. In 2020 Ewan won the woodwind final of BBC Young Musician, advancing to the Grand Final and performing the Navarro “Legacy” concerto with the BBC Philharmonic. Since the competition he has been performing as a soloist in recitals around the UK, including at the Windsor, Cheltenham, and Lake District Summer Music Festivals. He is currently a fellow with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and will have the opportunity to perform with them over the coming year. Ewan is a recipient of a Senior Award from the Hattori Foundation for the 23/24 season, and as such will be playing a recital at the prestigious 1901 Arts Club in November. Beyond oboe he is also a jazz pianist, gigging regularly in bars and restaurants around Oxford and London. Ewan is tremendously grateful to the Charlotte Fraser Foundation for their generous support of his studies.
Tomos is developing a career as a pianist. He has performed in numerous venues, including St Martin in the Fields, the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, the Wales Millennium Centre, Christ Church Cathedral, and the Aberystwyth Arts Centre. He has recently been awarded the first prize at the Wales International Piano Festival in Caernarfon; this came with a generous scholarship to help fund future studies. Other top prizes include the Blue Ribband at the National Eisteddfod, and first place in the EPTA competition. Tomos graduated from Christ Church, Oxford University in 2022 with a first-class degree in music, having been the recipient of an academic scholarship during his studies. While at Oxford, he gave recitals at many of the University’s colleges, including Christ Church, Mansfield, and Jesus; he also live-streamed recitals from Christ Church Cathedral during the Covid-19 pandemic when there were restrictions on live music-making. As a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music, Tomos studies under pianist Rustem Hayroudinoff, having previously studied with Alison Bowring at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s junior department. Tomos has also benefitted from one-off lessons and masterclasses with pianists such as Joanna MacGregor, Piers Lane, and Artur Pizarro, among others.