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The viola player Jon Thorne studied at the London College of Music and then at the Royal College of Music before joining the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and subsequently leaving to form the Bronte String Quartet. In 2009 he joined the Badke Quartet, with whom he has played at major festivals and venues in the United Kingdom and abroad. The quartet has appeared on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, Radio France and Radio-Television Slovenia, and released recordings of Brahms, Mendelssohn, Haydn and Britten. He is also currently principal viola for the Oxford Philomusica and has appeared as guest principal for the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música. He is currently a viola and chamber music professor at the Royal Academy of Music, and is viola and chamber music coach for various courses, with masterclasses at festivals across the United Kingdom and Europe. He is also a trustee of Vacation Chamber Orchestras and has appeared as a jury member for several youth music festivals and competitions.

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