Jackie Walduck. Vibraphone and leader.
Jackie is a composer and improviser, whose work explores the meeting points between composition and improvisation. Since gaining a PhD in Collaborative Composition, she has had work published, broadcast and performed across Europe and in the Middle East, with musicians as diverse as the Philharmonia, Kala Ramnath, and the Royal Army Band of Oman. Her collaborative film score for The Dress by Maggie Ford was premiered at Cannes Film Festival (2008). A sought-after workshop leader, she leads projects for Wigmore Hall, BCMG, and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. She was a Composer on the ground-breaking Listen Imagine Compose research project (2012-13).
Daniel Parkin. Flutes
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Daniel has worked with orchestras including the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia, English National Orchestra, and Grange Park Opera as well as in London’s West End. Daniel made his Wigmore Hall debut in a live BBC broadcast and has subsequently appeared in recital at the Purcell Room, the Royal Opera House, and Kings Place as well as internationally. Solo performances have also included appearances at the Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Deal and Suleika festivals alongside artists including Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Elizabeth Watts, Ann Murray and Emily Beynon. Collaborative cross-art performances have included projects with the artist Raqib Shaw. In addition to Ignite Daniel is a member of the Wigmore Hall’s Music for
Life and Chamber Tots programmes.
Vicky Wright. Clarinets
Vicky is a member of Ensemble Plus-Minus and the Danish ensemble, Scenatet and appears as soloist and chamber musician with numerous other groups in the UK. Performances include the Aldeburgh, Newbury, Bath, Huddersfield and Cambridge festivals; in London’s ‘Cutting Edge’ series; the Wigmore Hall; King's Place, London and internationally in festivals across Europe and the USA. She has recorded for the Metier and Lorelt labels, has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ and ‘Hear and Now’ and appeared on BBC 2’s ‘The Culture Show’. In August 2012 she made her debut as a "flying" soloist in Birmingham Opera's award winning production of Stockhausen's Mitwoch aus Licht.
James Barralet. Cello.
James has given recitals and chamber music concerts at festivals internationally and has recently recorded his second CD - a double volume disc of Brahms cello and piano music - for SOMM records. He is artistic director of the Whittington International Chamber Music Festival (complete Brahms chamber music in 2013, Schubert 2014). Numerous significant awards include the Royal Philharmonic Society's Julius Isserlis award, and first prize in the Landor Records Competition. He received a first class honours degree and three diplomas with distinction during studies with Hannah Roberts at the RNCM, and the Soloists Diploma during studies with Thomas Demenga in Basel, giving two concertos with Basel Symphony Orchestra.
Lucy Shaw. Double Bass.
Lucy plays both double bass and bass guitar and enjoys an eclectic musical life playing and composing with a variety of musicians and genres. She was a founder member of the contemporary music-theatre group the Gogmagogs, which created shows with theatre director Lucy Bailey. She has worked in music education for many years working with, aside from Ignite, LSO discovery and the Caritas summer school. Lucy also freelances with ECO, RPO and Britten Sinfonia. She is the Musical Director of 'Tea Dance for Little People' since 2010 for whom she composes music for their events, including a sold out Christmas show at Stratford Circus in 2012 and a family concert for LSO Discovery in April 2013.