Harriet Petherwick Bushman
Harriet Petherick Bushman is a composer and musician. She was born and raised in London and started composing while at St. Paul’s Girls’ School. She then trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London and in Florence and Rome, Italy, and Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland. She lives in the Middle East where she tours as a solo pianist, accompanist, and chamber musician, and composes and teaches.
Back in England, she scored documentary music for BBC and Channel 4 TV. She also accompanied and wrote for choirs. She has composed musicals, songs, and music for plays.
Cyrilla Rowsell was a class teacher in primary schools for 11 years. During this time she became increasingly interested in the approach to music education pioneered and developed by the Hungarian composer and educator Zoltán Kodály, and subsequently attended many courses including summer schools in Britain and Hungary. She obtained the British Kodály Academy’s Advanced Musicianship Diploma with Distinction in 1991.
Since then Cyrilla has taught the Elementary and Intermediate Level year courses for the BKA and has taught solfège, methodology and conducting on BKA Summer Schools. She teaches in primary schools and on the String Training Programme at Junior Guildhall. Cyrilla has run courses around the country for organisations including the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, The Dalcroze Society, Sing Up, NOEL, Zone New Media, ESTA and the National Youth Choir of Scotland. Cyrilla writes for various music and educational magazines, and has co-written, with David Vinden, the 'Jolly Music' scheme for primary schools.
Dr. Orsolya Szabó is a concert pianist and a professor at the Liszt Academy of Music teaching piano, chamber music, and piano pedagogy. Dr. Orsolya Szabó received her diploma in 1972 and her DLA in 2010 at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. Since that time, her teaching vocation and performing have been parallel and inseparable from each other.
She gives concerts all over the world and has held Master Classes on several summer courses in Hungary as well as in other countries and is often asked to adjudicate at international piano competitions.
Her students are very successful both in the field of performing (including winners of several international music competitions) and as piano teachers.