Logo expanded

About

Trinity Sannyi Music Academy is the Summer Music School under the Shipley Arts Festival.

​The Shipley Arts Festival is one of the few non-commercial, classical music festivals in the UK. Offering a host of performances by renowned musicians all year round.

The Shipley Arts Festival is managed by Andrew Bernardi, the Bernardi Music Group who is closely connected to the String Academy, the Yehudi Menuhin School, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Charterhouse, Windlesham House School, West Sussex County Council and many others.

Click here to visit the Shipley Arts Festival website for more information.

Windlesham-House-School

​Shipley Arts Festival

“ One of the UK’s most highly respected Classical Music Festivals”

West Sussex County Times.

About

Trinity Sannyi Music Academy is under the Shipley Arts Festival.

​The Shipley Arts Festival is one of the finest Classical Music Festivals in the UK offering performances by renowned musicians all year round.

The Shipley Arts Festival is managed by Andrew Bernardi, the Bernardi Music Group who is closely connected to the String Academy, the Yehudi Menuhin School, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Charterhouse, Windlesham House School, West Sussex County Council and many others.

Click here to visit the Shipley Arts Festival website for more information.

​Shipley Arts Festival

“ One of the UK’s most highly respected Classical Music Festivals”

West Sussex County Times.

Management
Faculty

Our Management

The Trinity Sannyi Music Academy is jointly managed by Andrew Bernardi and Nicholin Choi.

Andrew Bernardi Director for Technical Development and UK Affairs Coordinator.

Andrew Bernardi graduated from Leeds University, then studied violin with John Ludlow, the late Hugh Bean CBE and Francis Mason. After winning the lebel postgraduate scholarship and leading all the orchestras at Trinity College of Music, Andrew entered the music profession, where he has been in demand as one of the UK’s most successful and versatile violinists and an advocate of English music. He formed his Bernardi Music Group whilst also performing with orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic, Guildford Philharmonic and London Concert Orchestra. He performs annually in concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and Barbican, and has played internationally to Sweden, Lucerne and Hong Kong. Performances include two national tours of Ireland and venues are as varied as the Barbican, schools, Warner Brothers studio and even on water with Cunard and Noble Caledonian!

Nicholin Choi Director of Marketing and Asia Affairs Coordinator.

Nicholin Choi, is a Chartered Company Secretary and Certified Tax Advisor, has 30 years of experience in business consulting and fiduciary services.  ​In recent years, Nicholin has passionately developed cultural exchange programmes to connect youths from Europe and Asia together.

Nicholin started her career in the Airlines Industry.  She changed to the corporate legal sector afterwards. She joined ABN AMRO Trust in 1990 and became the Managing Director from 1997 to 2005 for 8 years, developing fiduciary business for the Bank in Asia.  Over these years, ​​Nicholin has built up valuable professional and commercial contacts over Asia, Europe and North America. She works closely with her trusted network of advisors to provide one stop services.

​​​Nicholin founded “Honorsky” in 2005, previously known as the Sunwide Group.  Honorsky has presence in Hong Kong, China and Europe and now Honorsky focuses in business development advisory to clients in Hong Kong, China, UK and the Netherlands.

​​Nicholin also assists clients to hold family business meeting and work on family governance.  She works closely with Family Legacy Asia in this area.

London with Tower Bridge Letterbox

Our Faculty

We have a strong faculty in our School consisting of renowned UK Musicians and Music Teachers from leading Conservatoires and Music Schools. We are looking to add Chinese Musicians to join our Faculty shortly.

An Autumn Programme is being planned to invite the UK students to come to Hong Kong to play a concert with the Hong Kong students. 

Violin Viola and Director
Graduated from Leeds University and was the Lebel Scholar leading all the Orchestras at Trinity College of Music.

Andrew Bernardi

Violin Viola and Director
Graduated from Leeds University and was the Lebel Scholar leading all the Orchestras at Trinity College of Music.
Vocal coach and conductor
Zoë won the Norma Greig French Song Prize at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has sung as a soloist throughout Britain and Europe, including the première of Galuppi's Confitebur Tibi, Domine with countertenor James Bowman, Fauré’s Requiem with Christopher Maltman, and Handel’s Messiah in Germany as part of Expo 2000. Opera roles include the Britten Festival, Snape, Opéra Studio de Genève, and the Grimeborn and Tête à Tête festivals.

Zoë Challenor

Vocal coach and conductor
Zoë won the Norma Greig French Song Prize at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has sung as a soloist throughout Britain and Europe, including the première of Galuppi’s Confitebur Tibi, Domine with countertenor James Bowman, Fauré’s Requiem with Christopher Maltman, and Handel’s Messiah in Germany as part of Expo 2000. Opera roles include the Britten Festival, Snape, Opéra Studio de Genève, and the Grimeborn and Tête à Tête festivals.
Cello
Jonathan started playing the cello aged six and as a teenager attended Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. He then went to study with Joan Dickson at the Royal College of Music where he was awarded a number of chamber music prizes. He continued studying after College at UCLA the Banff Center and finally the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Dusseldorf with Johannes Goritzki.

Jonathan Few

Cello
Jonathan started playing the cello aged six and as a teenager attended Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. He then went to study with Joan Dickson at the Royal College of Music where he was awarded a number of chamber music prizes. He continued studying after College at UCLA the Banff Center and finally the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Dusseldorf with Johannes Goritzki.
Violin
Andy was born in Aberdeen. He started learning the violin when he was five years old and by the age of sixteen was appointed leader of the National String Orchestra of Scotland. He then gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied violin with David Martin and later with Frederick Grinke.

Andy Laing

Violin
Andy was born in Aberdeen. He started learning the violin when he was five years old and by the age of sixteen was appointed leader of the National String Orchestra of Scotland. He then gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied violin with David Martin and later with Frederick Grinke.
Viola
Victoria is a graduate of Trinity College of Music, where she studied for both a MMus and BMus in Viola Performance under the guidance of Head of Strings, Nic Pendlebury.   She has been a member of staff on the String Time programme at Junior Trinity since the programme began, teaching the Viola and Violin.   Victoria particularly enjoys teaching younger students, and has taught individual and group classes at a variety of schools in the U.K. and also on music courses in France.  
Nic is also the violist and founder member of the Smith Quartet.

Victoria Greenwood

Viola
Victoria is a graduate of Trinity College of Music, where she studied for both a MMus and BMus in Viola Performance under the guidance of Head of Strings, Nic Pendlebury. She has been a member of staff on the String Time programme at Junior Trinity since the programme began, teaching the Viola and Violin. Victoria particularly enjoys teaching younger students, and has taught individual and group classes at a variety of schools in the U.K. and also on music courses in France. Nic is also the violist and founder member of the Smith Quartet.
Piano and ABRSM examiner
British pianist Maria Marchant gave her Wigmore Hall and Southbank debuts in 2010 to critical acclaim after being selected as a young artist on the Concordia Foundation, Park Lane Group and Tillett Trust schemes.  Since then, she has been much in demand as recitalist and has performed in numerous festivals such as the Cambridge Summer Music Festival, Cheltenham International Music Festival, ‘John Ireland in Chelsea’ Festival, King’s Lynn Festival, the Proms Plus Series and the Stratford-upon-Avon Festival.  She has also given recitals for many music societies including the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, Bishop Auckland Music Society, City Music Society, Darlington Piano Society and the Harris Music Club.

Maria Marchant

Piano and ABRSM examiner
British pianist Maria Marchant gave her Wigmore Hall and Southbank debuts in 2010 to critical acclaim after being selected as a young artist on the Concordia Foundation, Park Lane Group and Tillett Trust schemes. Since then, she has been much in demand as recitalist and has performed in numerous festivals such as the Cambridge Summer Music Festival, Cheltenham International Music Festival, ‘John Ireland in Chelsea’ Festival, King’s Lynn Festival, the Proms Plus Series and the Stratford-upon-Avon Festival. She has also given recitals for many music societies including the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, Bishop Auckland Music Society, City Music Society, Darlington Piano Society and the Harris Music Club.
Viola
Nic is Head of Strings at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London and leads one of the most vibrant string departments in Europe. As well as his managerial responsibilities he also conducts many of the conservatoires ensembles and has collaborated with many international soloists both in the concert hall and the recording studio.

Nic is also the violist and founder member of the Smith Quartet.

Nic Pendlebury

Viola
Nic is Head of Strings at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London and leads one of the most vibrant string departments in Europe. As well as his managerial responsibilities he also conducts many of the conservatoires ensembles and has collaborated with many international soloists both in the concert hall and the recording studio. Nic is also the violist and founder member of the Smith Quartet.
Cello and Double Bass
Dan has played his cello from Brighton to Bangalore. He completed his Masters in Orchestral Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied with Pierre Doumenge. Prior to this he gained his Bmus Hons at Trinity College of Music under the tutelage of Naomi Butterworth.

Aside from his orchestral work, which includes working with the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Foyle Future Firsts Scheme, Dan has performed as soloist in Saint Saens A minor cello concerto in both St Johns Smith Square and abroad in Germany and Switzerland.

Dan James

Cello and Double Bass
Dan has played his cello from Brighton to Bangalore. He completed his Masters in Orchestral Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied with Pierre Doumenge. Prior to this he gained his Bmus Hons at Trinity College of Music under the tutelage of Naomi Butterworth. Aside from his orchestral work, which includes working with the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Foyle Future Firsts Scheme, Dan has performed as soloist in Saint Saens A minor cello concerto in both St Johns Smith Square and abroad in Germany and Switzerland.