Vicky Blair - Team Leader
As a young cornet player Vicky grew up in West Lothian, and is a product of the rich brass band community there. She went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where she received a Bachelor of Music with Honours and, most recently, a Masters in Music (Performance).
As a freelance trumpet player, she has performed with many of Scotland’s leading orchestras including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, she is also a member of the busy brass quintet, Alba Brass.
Peter Nicholson - Temporary Team Leader
Cellist Peter is a graduate of both the University of York (BA Hons) and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (MMus). He has worked with amongst others the BBC SSO and Ulster Orchestra, and taught for East Ayrshire Council and Strathclyde University.
He has established a reputation for improvisation and has collaborated with a wide range of musicians including Ravi Shankar and George Lewis. Since 2003 he has been an integral member of both The One Ensemble and the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra.