Experienced, Professional Musicians
Meet the awesome foursome! We’re full-time professional musos who love playing together and have done for more than 15 years. We’ve also toured with the odd big act…
Pip Green, Violin
Since graduating in 2003 with an Honours degree and Masters in music Philippa has worked extensively around the West Midlands and enjoys a busy and varied career as a freelance musician. She has performed on tour with artists such as Il Divo, Smokey Robinson, Alfie Boe, Tim Minchin and Johnny Mathis, both in the UK and Europe.
Hannah Paterson, Violin
After graduating from Birmingham Conservatoire, Hannah has enjoyed a varied career as a violin and piano teacher, accompanist and freelance violinist. Currently she is a violin teacher at Denstone College and strings co-ordinator at Lichfield Cathedral School.
Helen Beecroft, Viola
As the founding viola player of the Signature String Quartet, Helen has enjoyed playing as part of the quartet for more than 10 years. During her time at Birmingham Conservatoire, Helen led viola sections in each of the major orchestras and was a finalist in the Herbert Lumby prize.
Mike Nowland, Cello
Mike is currently making a living from music after finishing a performance degree at Birmingham Conservatoire, studying Cello under John Todd. He has played with orchestras including The New English Chamber Orchestra, The Heart of England Chamber Orchestra and Queen’s Park Sinfonia.
Because the individual members of the quartet are professional freelance musicians, there may be occasions when the players listed above are not available due to other commitments. When we have to use alternative players, these musicians are always of the highest professional standard who we have worked alongside for a number of years.