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Who's haverin'?

Meet the players

Charlotte Perkins


Charlotte is a violinist, conductor, and occasional vocalist from the Northeastern United States. She is a committed chamber musician, and has performed across Scotland and New England with Nevis Ensemble (2022), Younger Quartet (2018-2020), and Greenhaven Quartet (2015-2017).


Currently a Masters student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Charlotte moved to Scotland in 2017 to study at the University of St Andrews, where her musical work won her scholarships for both instrumental and vocal study. She also earned a first-class degree in International Relations and various academic awards for her philosophical work concerning the role of music in society.

Her primary teachers have been Alicia Casey, Timothy Kantor, and Hector Scott, and she is a proud alumna of Upper Valley Music Centre (Lebanon, NH), New England Conservatory Preparatory Division (Boston, MA), and Kinhaven Music School (Weston, VT).


Charlotte plays a contemporary violin (not pictured above) by Christoph Götting.


Brianna Berman


Brianna is a classically-trained violinist with a love for traditional music. She moved to Glasgow from New York City to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Angus Ramsay from 2016-2020 (BMus Hons), and has performed as a soloist and ensemble musician in the U.S.A., U.K., and across Europe.


Brianna loves to teach and holds teaching-artist positions with both the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. 


When not teaching or performing, Brianna spends her time tending to her collection of houseplants.


Brianna plays a contemporary violin made in the U.K. by Roger Hansell.

Sagnick Mukherjee


Sagnick Mukherjee is a Glasgow-based musician from Kolkata. He began his musical studies as a hindustani classical singer before taking up violin and viola with Abraham Mazumder in Kolkata. He has since studied with Gabi Maas and Elita Poulter at the University of Glasgow, and with Jane Atkins and Bernard Docherty at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 

Sagnick is passionate about artistic research, pedagogy, facilitating collaborations across stylistic boundaries, and encouraging wider audiences to engage with music.

Sagnick’s work as a freelance musician has led him to perform in a wide range of settings. Recent highlights include projects with Dunedin Consort, South Asian Symphony, and Nevis Ensemble, alongside appearances at Edinburgh International Festival and Celtic Connections. He has also given solo performances at The Glad Cafe, Queens Hall Edinburgh, and on BBC Radio Scotland. 


When not musicking, he is probably busy with culinary experiments in the kitchen, enjoying a swim, or exploring the beautiful Scottish outdoors!

Sagnick plays whatever viola he can get his hands on.

Peter Phelan


Peter Phelan enjoys a variety of performance and educational activities which create meaningful and joyful experiences for audiences and participants.


Peter has played with many fine orchestras including the Orchestra of Opera North as Sub Principal Cello, the BBC Philharmonic for live broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra as continuo cellist. He also regularly gives concerts with his wife, clarinettist Jennifer Moss.


Having come from a family of music teachers, Peter is passionate about education. From 2019–2021, he was a lower strings tutor at In Harmony Opera North. In 2021, he completed a PGCEi in Group Instrumental Learning. He maintains a large private teaching practice where he works with students of all ages.


Peter completed a Masters in Music at the Royal Northern College of Music and a Bachelors in Music Performance at the University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers have been Lee Fiser, Ilya Finkelshteyn, and Eduardo Vassallo.


When not playing the cello, Peter enjoys making homemade granola with many zesty additional flavours!

Peter plays a contemporary cello made in the U.K. by Harry Strong.

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