Artistic Director & Musicians

Julian is a guest concertmaster of Camerata Nordica in Sweden and Camerata Venia in Switzerland and has featured as a soloist with the Lebanese National Philharmonic Orchestra and several chamber orchestras. Julian's chamber music partners include Walter Delahunt, Ofer Falk, Joel Quarrington, German Clavijo, Burt Wathen, David McCarroll, the Allegri and Piatti string quartets. A regular guest, he has co-led the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and is the co-leader of Camerata Alma Viva. Julian regularly performs with the London Symphony Orchestra at major festivals and venues around the world. He is the Artistic Director of the United Strings of Europe and the first violinist of the Aurea String Quartet.

Julian AZKOUL

Leader & Artistic Director

Born in Paris, French/American violinist Ariel Lang completed his Bachelors and Masters degree under Jack Liebeck at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating with distinction (DipRAM) in 2016. An avid orchestral musician, he has performed with such orchestras as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, the Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and the London Sinfonietta. He is also principal second violin of the United Strings of Europe chamber orchestra, with whom he tours Europe and the Middle East. He has been concertmaster of the Royal Academy Symphony and Concert Orchestras on numerous occasions under the baton of Edward Gardner, Semyon Bychkov, Christian Thielemann as well as having led sections at the Royal Academy Sainsbury Soloists with Clio Gould.
A committed chamber musician, he has co-founded the prize-winning Omega trio, the Tagus Quartet, which received a Royal Academy Chamber Music Fellowship and has partnered with the Doric Quartet to play the Mendelssohn Octet and the Arcana Ensemble. Ariel plays on a violin by Peter Greiner.

ariel lang

Principal 2nd Violin & Manager

Formerly an orchestral percussionist, Franck Fontcouberte forged his craft with David Robertson, Zoltan Pesko, Armin Jordan and Pierre Boulez. Professor of Orchestral Conducting at the Conservatoire for the Region of Montpellier, Franck is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of Orchestre ‘Contrepoint’, Director of the Chorale de Sète and Artistic Director of the festival ‘MusicaSète’. He has been invited to conduct in Belgrade, Kotor, London, Rome, Florence, Athens, Istanbul, Barcelona, Valencia, Salzburg, Riga, Prague, Szombathely, Durban and Johannesburg. He has recorded a number of CDs and DVDs, including Liszt’s Coronation Mass, Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 and Great Mass in C Minor, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Bartok’s The Miraculous Mandarin.

Franck fontcouberte

Associate Conductor

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Guillaume jacot

1st Violin

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tamara elias

1st Violin

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theodor küng

Principal 2nd Violin

Mary brace

2nd Violin

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elitsa bogdanova

Principal Viola

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christine anderson

Co-principal Viola

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Alex rolton

Principal Cello

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Raphael Lang

Co-principal Cello

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Vera pereira

Principal Bass

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Regina Udod

Principal Bass