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Maureen Stringer: Director

maureenwebsiteMaureen studied Cello at the Royal College of Music, London, and the Chigiana in Sienna.


She subsequently became a member of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish Baroque Ensemble.


After 20 years of professional playing and teaching, she founded Stringers in 1992.

Cecily McMahon: Manager

cecilywebsite2016Cecily holds a BMus in Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, as well as her Licentiate and Associate Music Awards on both violin and viola with Distinction.


Cecily has toured internationally as an orchestral player, performing under the baton of celebrated conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy. She has also worked as a teacher in Sydney, Hong Kong and London.


In February 2011, Cecily took on the role of Violin Specialist at Stringers alongside her work as a professional string player. She was appointed a Manager in April 2015.

Ian Byrne Brito: Manager

ianwebsiteupdatedIan graduated as a performer and teacher from The Hague Royal Conservatory and went on to complete a masters at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied with James Sleigh.


Since graduating, Ian has developed a successful international performing career and has won several prestigious awards and scholarships.


Ian took on the role of Viola Specialist at Stringers in 2013, alongside his performing and teaching. He was appointed a Manager in April 2015.

Georgia Morrison: Violin & Viola Specialist

Georgia WebsiteGeorgia studied viola at the Royal Academy of Music in London, under the tutelage of James Sleigh.


She subsequently spent two years performing 'strock' music with a London based ensemble, and working in orchestral administration for Oxford Philomusica.


Georgia joined Stringers as an Upper Strings Assistant in December 2014. She was appointed Violin & Viola Specialist in February 2016.

Helen Pugh: Trainee Cello Manager

helen websiteHelen read music at Durham University, during which time she studied cello with Sue Lowe and Deborah Thorne.


She subsequently gained her PGCE, also at Durham. Helen holds a Licentiate Performance Diploma and Associate Performance Diploma on cello with Distinction.


Helen was appointed Trainee Cello Manager in June 2016.

Ester Garcia Adame: Education Department Assistant

EsterEster studied violin and musicology at the RCSM in Madrid, after which she developed her career as a violin teacher.


She took on the role of Education Department Assistant at Stringers in March 2015, with her principal instrument as violin.

Piaf Knight: Education Department Assistant

piafwebsitePiaf read music for her undergraduate degree at the University of Hull, followed by a masters degree in Musicology.


She took on the role of Education Department Assistant at Stringers in March 2015, with her principal instrument as cello.

Colin Cross: Workshop Manager

colincrosswebsiteColin graduated from the internationally-acclaimed Newark School of Violin Making with Distinction in 1989. Since then, he has developed a successful career as a maker and restorer of fine instruments.


He continues to make violins, violas and cellos for musicians all around the world, alongside his role as Senior Luthier and Workshop Manager at Stringers in London, a position he took on in January 2013.

Etienne Pavie: Luthier

etiennewebsiteEtienne worked as a cello consultant in France for many years, before studying at the Newark School of Violin Making.


After graduating from Newark in 2013, Etienne began working as a luthier in Paris.


Etienne joined Stringers in London as a full-time restorer in January 2014.

Joan Zoroa Olivella: Luthier

joanwebsiteJoan studied harp for his graduate in music at the Conservatory Liceu of Barcelona. He also studied Fine Arts at Barcelona University, specialising in wood sculpture.


He subsequently moved to Italy, where he graduated from the International Violin Making School in Cremona. Since then, he has worked under Jens Johansons, Daniele Ciaccio and Pietro Kopsaj and within the workshop of Bridgewood & Neitzert in London.


Joan joined Stringers in London as a full-time restorer in March 2015.


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