Fumi Otsuki is a Japanese violinist and composer, born in the northern Japanese city of Sendai in 1974. He began violin studies with Masayoshi Kumai at six. After coming to the United Kingdom in 1992 he studied the violin with Jill Thoday at the Royal Academy of Music and then violin with Kun Hu at Trinity College.
Alessandro Viale was born in Rome in October 1986. He is Accompanist Junior Fellow at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire, (formerly Trinity College), and Professional Accompanist at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. He is also a conductor and composer.