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Born in Yorkshire, Oscar started learning the violin through Wakefield Music Service and then continued at Yorkshire Young Musicians with Penny Stirling. He graduated in the summer of 2017 from the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Mateja Marinkovic, Yuko Inoue and Juan-Miguel Hernandez. He now studies with Professor David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Oscar is hugely passionate about teaching and works for Pro Corda as assistant conductor at its Young String Experience Programme and holds one of its Leverhulme Fellowship posts.

Violinist and violist Emma Purslow was born in the Peak District and is now based in London following her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music studying with Daniel Rowland and Sasha Rohzdestvensky. Emma is a passionate chamber musician, and her ensemble the Vasara String Quartet has appeared in multiple venues throughout the UK and abroad.