Minat Lyons
“For the sheer musicality of her interpretations I would single out Minat Lyons – a fine young cellist with an exceptionally rich and nuanced tone at her disposal ... Lyons took sensitivity for idiom and line in her playing to a completely new level”

E. Dickerson, Seen and Heard concert review; Wigmore Hall

Minat is a member of the London Symphony Orchestra, which she joined whilst still an undergraduate at the Royal College of Music. She graduated in 2009 with Distinction in a PGDip in Advanced Performance, having received awards including the Ivor James, Helen Just, Wills Gordan, Thelma Reiss, Stuart Knussen and Anna Shuttleworth prizes and an Amaryllis Fleming scholarship. She has been awarded scholarships by the Philharmonia Orchestra/Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, the English Speaking Union, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and was lent a fine Amati cello by the Balmain Charitable Trust.