Our Associate Artists are key to fulfilling our artistic vision. They curate and programme a series of innovative concerts, cultivate ambition and talent by working with our students, and support our work in the community.
Formed in 2010, the Ligeti Quartet is dedicated to performing modern and contemporary music, commissioning new works, and engaging diverse international audiences. Establishing a reputation as leading exponents of new music, their engagements take them throughout the UK and abroad, with performances in leading concert halls to cinemas, galleries, theatres, boats and ‘icebergs’! The Ligeti Quartet regularly works with artists outside classical music, and have gained a reputation for an innovative approach to new music, through work with performance artists, video, actors and DJs.
John Ball is a dedicated performer and teacher of North Indian music specialising in both tabla and the one hundred stringed santoor. John studied Santoor with Sri Harjinder Pal Singh, a senior disciple of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, and has received extensive training from some of India’s greatest tabla maestros including Sri Sudhir Saxena, Ustad Faiyaz Khan and Pandit Yogesh Samsi. In recent years he has worked as a composer and performer in several successful collaborative projects, including Indus, Rafiki Jazz and Unfurl, and has a passion for fusing Indian music with other world music traditions, performing at Womad, Edinburgh Festival, Musicport, Brecon Jazz Festival and the London Jazz Festival.