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Music School Alumni

St Peter's 13-18

Music School Alumni

James Woodrow

James WoodrowSince graduating from the RNCM, James has pursued a career as an orchestral player and teacher. He has performed often with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, is principal second violin of Skipton Camerata and also performs on baroque violin with period instrument ensembles.

Ivan Cheng

Ivan ChengIvan recently graduated from the University of Surrey with First Class (Hons) in Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister). He is currently working as a Recording and Mastering Engineer at K&A Productions Ltd. Outside of work, he plays violin with the Kensington Symphony Orchestra.

Max McLeish

Max McLeishMax led the Swing Band at St Peter’s and studies music at the University of Cambridge. In 2018-19 he directed the Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra. He has twice made the semi-finals of the BBC Young Jazz Musician.

Katie Lewis

Katie LewisKatie studied at the University of Cambridge and followed this with postgraduate study at the RNCM and RAM. She works as a freelance musician, and plays baroque oboe with some of the country’s leading period instrument ensembles.

Steph Frankland

Steph FranklandSteph recently graduated from the Royal College of Music and made her West End Debut with the 5-star ‘Roles We’ll Never Play’ show. She is the current baritone saxophone chairholder with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, playing in the Big Band, Nonet and working as a NYJO Ambassador as well as expanding her teaching work both privately and in various schools.  

Sam Lightwing

Sam LightwingSam was Head Chorister at St Peter's; he also played the lead role in Grease, won the Senior Music Festival and achieved a DipABRSM with distinction on saxophone. After a gap year, Sam secured a scholarship to study saxophone at the RNCM and, now in his second year, he has won the jazz improvisation prize and is their first student to specialise in jazz saxophone. He has played solos with various jazz ensembles, set up the RNCM reed quintet, sings with the National Youth Choir / Chamber Choir and the Northern Session Choir and continues as a musician in the Royal Auxiliary RAF Band.

Harriet Edwards

Harriet EdwardsHarriet led both the wind band and the swing band at St Peter’s. She currently studies music at the University of Cambridge with a choral scholarship. In 2020, Harriet became Vice-President of the Robinson College Music Society and has also been involved in productions with the Cambridge Musical Society.