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Nicholas Daniel has long been acknowledged as one of the world’s great oboists and is one of Britain’s best-known musicians. He has significantly enlarged the repertoire for his instrument with the commissioning of hundreds of new works, alongside having a varied and exciting conducting career. He is a founder member of the Britten Sinfonia, the Haffner Wind Ensemble, Orsino, and the Britten Oboe Quartet. He is principal oboist of Camerata Pacifica, California’s leading chamber music ensemble, and is a popular guest at music festivals all over the world.

Huw Watkins is a British composer and pianist, who has written for the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Hallé Orchestra to name a few. Watkins regularly performs across Europe and North America and has appeared as a soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Britten Sinfonia, and the London Sinfonietta, whilst composers such as Philip Cashian, Tansy Davies, and Helen Grime have written concertos for him.

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