Adrian France, bass sackbut
Adrian France
Over the past 23 years, Adrian's career has covered a broad spectrum of trombone playing ranging from the sackbut, classical and romantic instruments through to the modern trombone. He has enjoyed working with many of the worlds finest period instrument ensembles such as Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, Concerto Palatino, Collegium Vocale Ghent (Philippe Herreweghe), Ensemble La Fenice, The Sixteen, English Concert, English Baroque Soloists, Gabrieli Consort and Players, Early Opera Company, Collegium Musicum 90 (Hickox) Europa Galante (Fabio Biondi), Cappella Mediterranea, Musica Antiqua Salzburg, Canto Fiorito. Adrian is principal bass trombone of The King’s Consort and a founder member of The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble (ECSE) and Quintessential.

On the modern bass trombone he has worked with The BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Ulster Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, The Wallace Collection, Westminster Brass,
Orquesta Symphonica de Gran Canaria, English Touring Opera and The Mahler Chamber Orchestra (Abbado, Harding).

Adrian is currently trombone tutor and head of brass studies at Newcastle University. Previously he taught bass sackbut for Birmingham Conservatoire, RWCMD and period trombone at The Royal Academy of Music where in 2009 he was made an associate member (ARAM). In 2013 /14 he directed the period trombone course at Dartington International Summer School of Music and co-directed a new course entitled 'Slide-o-Scope’. In 2015 he was elected a member of the prestigious Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain and had his first article & CD review published for Glissando magazine. In February & July 2016 he has been invited to direct masterclasses as a guest tutor on the sackbut at the Academy of Music in the University of Ljubljana and at the 2nd Festival of Early music Ljubljana - Academia Musicae Antiquae Labacensis, Slovenia.


Tom Lees, sackbut
Tom Lees
Tom studied trombone at the Royal Northern College of Music before becoming the first full-time student of the sackbut at the RCM, winning a Countess of Munster musical scholarship to continue his early music studies.

Since then, he has joined with London Brass on a record of Venetian brass music, and has performed and recorded with many of the specialist period instrument ensembles, including The Gabrieli Consort and Players,
The English Baroque Soloists, The King's Consort, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Tafelmusik, with whom he recorded the Mozart Requiem trombone solo.

Tom is also a regular performer with The Musicians of the Globe, a group specially assembled to provide music at the reconstructed Shakespeare's Globe on London's Bankside.


Emily White, sackbut
Emily White
Emily studied sackbut at The Royal Academy of Music with Sue Addison. As well as her work with ECSE, Emily plays with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Sixteen, Gabrieli Consort and Players and the Academy of Ancient Music.

Emily also plays the baroque violin having studied with Walter Reiter and Rachel Podger. in 2012 she makes use of this doubling in concerts in Germany and Holland with Suonar Cantando and Scorpio Collectief. Emily has played in productions at Shakespeare's Globe since its opening season and is performing in the 2012 production of Twelfth Night.
Emily also plays modern trombone and is a member of Chaconne Brass and Pandora's Box which both explore contemporary music. Emily also freelances with English National Ballet, Orchestra of the Swan and the National Orchestra of Wales, with whom she is playing in the 2012 BBC Proms.

Emily also teaches sackbut at Birmingham Conservatoire and Dartington International Summer School. She has coached and given workshops at Trinity College of Music, The Royal Academy of Music, St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh, and she co-directs the Huntly Summer School.


Gawain Glenton, cornett
Gawain Glenton
Gawain is a specialist cornetto player whose work as a soloist and an ensemble musician takes him all over the world. He performs and records regularly with many leading international groups, such as Il Giardino Armonico, Concerto Palatino, l'Arpeggiata, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Les Talens Lyriques, Capriccio Stravagante, The Taverner Consort, Academy of Ancient Music and the Nederlandse Bachvereniging.

Although now returned to the UK, Gawain spent several years living in Basel where he studied with Bruce Dickey at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. As a result of these years abroad, Gawain is closely involved with many 'next generation' ensembles,
such as Ensemble Leones directed by Marc Lewon, and the Basel-based I Fedeli, with whom he claimed first prize at the IYAP competition in Antwerp in 2009 and whose debut CD 'Codex Tarasconi' was released in 2013.

In the UK, Gawain works with ensembles such as The Bach Players, The Gonzaga Band, La Nuova Musica and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Gawain is also a member of The City Musick and, in collaboration with harpist Kirsty Whatley, has formed the instrumental ensemble In Echo, specialising in music from the 16th and 17th centuries. Gawain teaches cornetto at the annual Dartington International Summer School and is also a co-founder of Sherborne Early Music.


Robert Howarth, keyboards
Robert Howarth
Robert is a graduate of the University of York who now has a growing reputation as a director and conductor of early repertoire. He holds the posts of Artistic Advisor and Guest Director of the Avison Ensemble, Assistant Artistic Director of English Voices and Co-Principal Keyboard player of OAE.

Robert's opera engagements have included Il Ritorno d'Ulisse for WNO, Birmingham Opera Company and ETO; Alcina for the Hamburg State Opera, Theater St Gallen and ETO; Monterverdi's Ballo Delle Ingrate and Il Combattimento di Tancredi for Birmingham Opera Company, and Tolomeo for ETO. He has also been assistant conductor in productions at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Salzburg Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opéra de Paris, Netherlands Opera and Glyndebourne.
Concert engagements include Bach Lutheran Masses and a European tour and recording of Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers with OAE; Messiah with the Irish Baroque Orchestra; Apollo and Daphne with The St James Baroque Players; Bach Cantatas with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra and Angelika Kirschlager; Athalia for the Ambronay Festival and a baroque programme for Northern Sinfonia.

During the 2011/12 season he makes his Opera North début conducting a new production of Handel's Giulio Cesare, returns to St Gallen for THe Fairy Queen and directs programmes with OAE. Further ahead he will conduct Charpentier's Acteon for Dartington International Summer School and Messiah, again with OAE.


Sam Goble, cornett
Sam Goble
Sam has established himself as one of the UK’s most prominent cornetto players. As well as being a member of both QuintEssential and the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, Sam regularly performs and records with some of the most influential groups in Europe including Cantus Cölln, Academy of Ancient Music, Gabrieli Consort and Players, Dufay Collective, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Concert, I Fagiolini, and the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra.

Sam studied cornetto for his undergraduate degree at Trinity College of Music under Richard Thomas and Jeremy West. His studies have not only led him to explore the mute cornett, tenor cornett and cornettino, but various types and sizes of bagpipes, natural trumpet and slide trumpet.
Sam teaches cornetto at the University of Hull and has taught at the University of East Anglia and Dartington International Summer School as well as on other courses and private students.

Sam’s research and experimentation into historical instruments and mouthpieces has led him to make historical mouthpieces for all sizes of cornetti, serpents, baroque trumpets and sackbuts. Based or copied from surviving originals they have given new insights into the sounds and capabilities of these instruments. These are being used by a rising number of professional and amateurs players in the UK and Europe, and as far as America, Australia and Ja
Andrew Harwood-White,
bass sackbut
Andrew Harwood-White
Andy began his musical training as a chorister at Wells Cathedral and later, as a music scholar, studied bass trombone with Alan Hutt at Wells Cathedral School. Andy continued his training at the Royal College of Music, where he won the Fanny Hughes prize for brass.

Since leaving the RCM Andy has performed with many of the country's leading orchestras including the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Festival Orchestra, Welsh National Opera and Bournemouth Sinfonietta.
In addition to his work in this country Andy regularly performs with the RTE Concert Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria and Athens Camerata.

On the bass sackbut Andy has performed and recorded with many period instrument ensembles including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Baroque Soloists, Gabrieli Consort and Players, Tafelmusik, Academy of Ancient Music, New London Consort, The Sixteen, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, King's Consort and at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London.