Victoria Groves

Victoria was awarded a scholarship to study Cello at Birmingham Conservatoire and graduated with a first class honours degree in 2017. She studied with Alexander Baillie and Matthew Sharp and has performed in masterclasses to the likes of Natalie Clein. Alongside performing Victoria enjoys teaching, including work with both In Harmony Telford and Junior Conservatoire. Victoria has recently accepted a place to study masters in performance at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Amy Cunningham

Amy Cunningham is the founder of The Strings Club and has 15 years’ experience working with children as well as a professional violinist. Prior to establishing The Strings Club, Amy trained as a violinist at The University of Birmingham (BMus. Hons) and University of London (MMus) and performed amongst many known ensembles and orchestras. Amy also worked for numerous recognised music services as well as a classroom music teacher. Amy has a 2 year old daughter, Anja.

Paige Jackson

Paige joined The Strings Club in May 2018, with a diversity of experience working with young people, families and communities in the arts. Since graduating in 2014 from the London Contemporary Dance School, and returning to her Birmingham roots, she has been involved in regional events such as the first TEDxYouth@Brum (2017) and has coordinated, produced and co-managed the #RadicalChildcare project and Mini Activists programmes at Impact Hub Birmingham. Paige loves being on the go and seeing a project through from beginning to end. In her spare time she’s most likely either watching a performance, swimming or hiking. 

Dan Colagiovanni

Dan arrived at The Strings Club in Jan 2017 with experience of marketing in the private and public sectors and a huge passion for music. He ventured to London to pursue a career as a musician in 2001, combined performing in bands with working for indie labels for the best part of a decade then moved to an arts and literature charity to market their reading projects. Dan previously managed a music programme which toured UK secondary schools with songwriting workshops, and he continues to run a popular micro festival in the Western Lake District. Dan plays guitar and ukulele and loves nothing more than hearing his young daughter Esme Rose play piano and sing.

Peter Bowkett

After graduating with a degree in English and Film Studies from Keele University, Peter has since primarily worked in the world of both corporate and arts events. In November 2017 he joined The Strings Club as an Events and Marketing intern, wishing to understand more about the running of an arts organisation. He loved it so much that, as of April 2018, he has now joined the team as Office and Recruitment Manager.

In his spare time Peter volunteers at the Museum and Art Gallery and enjoys reading, film and playing tennis