Imogen studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Neil Black and Gordon Hunt, where she won many of the major prizes, including the Paddy Purcell Prize for all wind instruments. She was awarded a Countess of Munster Scholarship and then a Winston Churchill Fellowship to continue her studies with the Berlin Philharmonic’s solo oboist, Lothar Koch.
Imogen Triner is one of Britain’s foremost oboe soloists and performances have included major concerti with the Tivoli Festival Symphony Orchestra in Denmark, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Turku Philharmonic and Kuopio Symphony Orchestras – both in Finland, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway, the Kansas Chamber Orchestra, the National Italian Symphony Orchestra, the Belgian National Radio and Television Orchestra, the Norkoping Chamber Orchestra in Sweden and many orchestras in the UK. Many of these performances have been recorded for the radio.
As a chamber musician Imogen has performed highly acclaimed recitals in major London venues and in festivals throughout the UK. She has toured all over Scandinavia, America and Japan both as a recitalist, giving masterclasses and with her Oboe Quartet.
In the UK Imogen works regularly with chamber groups which include the Bristol Ensemble with whom she has played numerous concerti and recently recorded 2 CDs which include Vivaldi’s C major oboe concerto. Imogen is the oboist in the oboe quartet ‘oboeworks’.
David Pagett studied clarinet at the Royal Northern College of Music with Sidney Fell and Janet Hilton. As a freelance musician, David has worked extensively throughout the UK with some of the country’s leading orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. As well as working as an orchestral musician David has played in West End Productions of Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, 42nd Street and West Side Story. David plays principal Clarinet with the Bristol Ensemble, and as well as teaching and coaching around Bristol and Bath he also conducts the South Gloucestershire Wind and Youth Orchestras.
Roger was born in Northern Ireland and emigrated to Australia at the age of 11. He began his flute studies at 15, and after graduating from the Sydney Conservatoire of Music with first class honours spent two years freelancing in Sydney before joining the West Australian SymphonyOrchestra in 1971. Shortly after returning to Britain, he took up the post of sub-principal flute with the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra in 1974, a position he held until 1991.
Roger now pursues a varied freelance career, both as a performer and as a teacher. He is principal flute with the National Chamber Orchestra of Wales and teaches at Cardiff University and the Welsh College of Music and Drama. He enjoys musical challenges which are ‘off the beaten track’. He has built his own harpsichord, and is currently engaged in a study of music by an autistic composer.
Roger plays a wooden Powell flute made in 1998.