Alan studied piano and cello with Ruth Harte and Lilly Phillips at the Royal Academy of Music, gaining the prestigious Recital Diploma.
As well as solo recitals in the UK and abroad, Alan has a repertoire of over thirty-five concertos, including several twentieth century British works, and has played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the Virtuosi of England and other orchestras, working frequently with Arthur Davison. He is also in great demand as duo partner to wind and string players, both here and in Germany. He has performed the complete cycle of Beethoven violin and piano sonatas with Igor Ozim in Slovenia.
Alan works as accompanist and coach at both the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and has a regular summer commitment to international violin courses, working with Igor Ozim in Weimar, Salzburg and Slovenia.
Jean Douglas Tutt studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, both as an Exhibitioner and on the Graduate course. Post-Graduation, she studied piano repertoire with Cyril Smith and Peter Wallfisch and accompaniment with Paul Hamburger.
Jean has performed in this country and abroad as a recitalist and accompanist. Her London appearances include prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall and St. Martin-in-the-Fields. She has played for the LHMF and its constituent choirs for many years and performed on stage with each of the last four Festival Conductors as piano duettist with the Festival Accompanist.
Her repertoire with the LHMF has included Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes and Requiem, Britten St Nicolas, Orff Carmina Burana and Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle.
She also works as a harpsichordist and continuo player.