Meet the Quartet
Originally from Maesteg, Wales, Benjamin holds a Master's in Violin Performance with Distinction, from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He has performed with numerous orchestras and ensembles throughout the country performing in some of the UK's most prestigious concert halls. Since joining the quartet as second violin at the beginning of 2020, Benjamin has been noted as being someone you can count on. His joint honours degree in Mathematics and Music from Royal Holloway, University of London, may have something to do with the ‘count’ part of things.
Nick Fidler (actual birth name), is a South African violist with a wealth of international experience learning, teaching and performing. Although he has performed as a soloist for several orchestras in South Africa, string quartet music is his greatest love. This love has been reciprocated over the years when he was afforded the privilege of performing in a string quartet for archbishop Desmond Tutu, as well as for the memorial service of Winnie Mandela in Westminster Abbey. Nick is a driving force in the Lumos Quartet, often driving the other members mad with his wicked sense of humour.
Flora is fast building a reputation as an established cellist after having won tuition with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Originally from London, her musical philosophy is as multifaceted as her home town. Flora’s cello playing has been described as effervescent and youthful, much like her personality. After having survived a trial by fire, Flora settled into the Lumos Quartet seamlessly.
Flora exudes talent, also being more than proficient on the piano and the ukulele. Flora is also besotted with animals, which comes in handy when dealing with the other members of the quartet.
Tomohiko Kimura is an accomplished violinist who holds a Masters in violin performance from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. String quartet music has been a lifelong passion of his that has culminated in him being appointed as first violin for the Lumos String Quartet. Tomo feels that being included in someone’s special day is a privilege and relishes performing for people especially in personal settings.
In his spare time, Tomo enjoys maintaining a high level of fitness and flexibility. This fact coupled with his distinctive hairstyle has led to rumours that he may be a ninja. This has neither been confirmed nor denied...