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James Friend

Born and brought up in Edinburgh. spent most of his working life in Aberdeen as a chest physician, but was always interested in music and spent several years as President of the Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts organisation, often hosting the visiting musicians. He now lives in the central belt south of Glasgow and has various links to the members of the Roxburgh Quartet.

Thomas Moore

Career: Investment Manager (investing in UK companies) at Aberdeen Standard Investments. What is your connection to Roxburgh?: I have enjoyed attending Roxburgh concerts for many years. I am a cellist, as is my son, who is lucky enough to be taught by Helen. I know first-hand how much pleasure music can bring. How do you hope to contribute to the Roxburgh?: I would hope to bring my commercial and financial awareness to the group, coupled with my enthusiasm for helping the Roxburgh Quartet to develop.
Edinburgh LA Secretary Alison Murphy.

Alison Murphy

Alison is a Physics teacher in an Edinburgh school but is currently Local Association Secretary for the Edinburgh branch of the Educational Institution of Scotland. Alas, she claims not to have a musical bone in her body, but has thoroughly enjoyed going to Roxburgh concerts over the years. She relishes the mix of music, and the way they really work to engage their audiences. Through her experience organising events in schools (AKA being naturally bossy), coupled with an enthusiasm for the Roxburgh Quartet she hopes this will allow her to help them in organising events and reaching out to a wide audience.