The Players

Group members trained variously in Europe and America and are currently mentored by concert violinist Jane Gordon, herself a long time student of Dona Lee Croft of the Royal College of Music.

Exe Valley String Quartet Players

Richard Toomer (violin) is a graduate of the Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied violin and piano as well as orchestral and choral conducting. He is a very experienced musical director with over thirty musicals and operettas to his credit. His most recent conducting engagement was as principal conductor for the Wyre Forest Symphony Orchestra in Kidderminster. Richard was MD for Torbay Gilbert and Sullivan Society 2014/15.  He is currently Head of Creative Arts at Isca Academy in Exeter.