About Us

Tom Evans
Tom graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a Master of Music degree, supported by a Rowland Hardy Bequest Bursary. During his studies at RNCM, Tom was the recipient of the Winfield Graham Solo Wind Prize. In addition he received funding from the Wolfson Foundation. Since graduation Tom has enjoyed a varied and busy freelance career combining orchestral and chamber music performance, music for health and teaching. As an orchestral player he has performed with the Hallé Orchestra, Opera North, BBC Philharmonic, Raymond Gubbay’s Manchester Concert Orchestra and Sinfonia Viva amongst others. With Trio Volant, he gives recitals up and down the country for music clubs and societies. Alongside this the trio leads educational workshops as part of the Live Music Now scheme and Music for Hospitals. Working closely within SEN settings Tom is an Associate Artist with Jessie’s Fund, Assistant Workshop Leader with Music Unlimited as well as being Musician-in-Residence at a number of schools . Tom also teaches Clarinet and Saxophone at Stockport Grammar School and for Yorkshire Young Musicians in Leeds.
Beatrice Hubble
After receiving a Batchelor of Music degree from the University of Manchester, Beatrice went on to The Royal Northern College of Music where she was accepted onto the solo Performance Masters’ course with Britain’s leading contemporary oboist, Melinda Maxwell. Whilst at the RNCM, Beatrice was the recipient of a Fewkes Scholarship, won the June Emerson Chamber Music prize with the oboe trio, Les Trois Canards and was selected to perform as a soloist with several ensembles. She graduated in 2011 and now freelances with professional organisations including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Skipton Camerata. Beatrice is currently a Fellow with the charity LIVE MUSIC NOW, working as a solo practitioner in two schools for children with Special Educational Needs were she uses music to interact with children with PMLD and autism. She is also part of the flagship team working in partnership with LIVE MUSIC NOW and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to bring music to the Neuro School at Alder Hey. Beatrice is supporting a growing number of young oboists teaching at The Queen’s School in Chester and The King’s School in Macclesfield.
Alice Braithwaite

Alice is a freelance bassoonist based in Manchester. She has performed with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Ballet Sinfonia and plays regularly with several regional orchestras across the North West and Wales. She has worked alongside members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Manchester Camerata. As a student she was on the Professional Experience schemes with the BBC Philharmonic and Hallé Orchestras and the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in 2018 under Marin Alsop. She performs regularly with her wind quintet Lír and with her duo partner, Rachel Fright. Alice is passionate about inspiring the next generation of orchestral musicians and teaches private students with experience of working with the RNCM and BBC Philharmonic in outreach programmes to music hubs and across the North. She is a double reed specialist with In Harmony Liverpool, a scheme run by the RLPO to bringing orchestral instrument learning into primary schools. Alice studied under Gretha Tuls on the William Watherhouse Scholarship at the Royal Northern College of Music.