We are a team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.
Kim Van der Kiste
Violin / Piano
Kim is a graduate of the Royal College of Music. She also studied at the Purcell School and the Royal Academy of Music. Kim works both as a performer and teacher. Kim has, and continues to enjoy working with Opera South, the South West Sinfonietta, the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, New Devon Opera, Radio Light Orchestra and undertakes freelance work. Prior to moving to Devon, Kim toured extensively the UK and abroad. Kim has performed in the Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Carnegie Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. As a pianist, Kim has worked extensively as an accompanist all over the UK for BBC Young Musician of the Year, Audi Young Musician of the Year, National Youth Orchestra Auditions, Royal College of Music Auditions, Royal Academy of Music Auditions, European Youth Orchestra Auditions as well as diplomas and music degree recitals. At 18, Kim was chosen to perform in a Yehudi Menhuin masterclass. Kim has worked with the likes of Sir David Wilcocks, Nadia Boulanger, Iris Dupre, Robert Cohen, Andrew Davies and Christopher Warren-Green.
Kim lives in South Brent, Devon and is the manager of 4tissimo. She also undertakes some of the bespoke arrangements and is the primary pianist in the Violin and Piano duo.
Violin / Arranger
Laura studied with Rimma Sushanskaya at the Birmingham Conservatoire and with Jean Harvey (Head of Strings at the Royal Academy of Music and Chief Examiner of the ABRSM) at the Royal Academy of Music. She has toured in an orchestral capacity all over the World, including the U.S.A and South Africa. Laura has, and continues to enjoy working with the South West Sinfonietta, the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, New Devon Opera, Radio Light Orchestra and other freelance work. Laura has performed in major concert halls such as the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican and Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. Laura has worked with the likes of Ron Goodwin, James Lisney, Craig Ogden, Stephen Hough, Lesley Garrett, Christopher Biggins and Julian Lloyd-Webber.
Laura is currently based in Plymouth, Devon. She is one of 4tissimo’s in-house arrangers and is the violinist in the Violin and Piano duo.
Viola / Flute / Arranger
Hannah is primarily a flautist and gained her qualifications through Trinity College London. She can be sometimes seen putting down her viola to play the flute or sing with the Quartet. Hannah has and continues to enjoying working with the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the Radio Light Orchestra, South West Sinfonietta. Hannah was Principal Flute with the National Children’s Orchestra and the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra. She has worked extensively as a freelance flautist, violist and accompanist and has performed in major concert halls such as the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican, Disneyland Paris and the Royal Opera House of Chile in Santiago. As an accompanist Hannah is working extensively in Hampshire for diplomas, National Youth Orchestra Auditions and Specialist Music school auditions and is the official accompanist for Basingstoke Music Festival. Hannah has broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, BBC Radio Derby and on ITV where she was interviewed by Michael Parkinson on the topic of violins. Hannah has worked with the likes of Anthony Hopkins, Colin Metters, Hilary Daven-Whetton, Ron Goodwin, Jonathan Wilcocks and Peter Andre.
Hannah is based in Basingstoke, Hampshire and is the main in-house arranger for 4tissimo.
Gregory studied the Cello with Dulcie Rapaport whilst at the Purcell School and the Royal College of Music. He plays professionally throughout Devon and Cornwall including the Orchestra South West, Torbay Symphony Orchestra and the Radio Light Orchestra with whom he plays principal cello. Gregory is regularly asked to assist with the Cellos at the Dartington International Summer School and Festival. Gregory frequently gives his time for charity work in and around Devon.
Gregory is based in Brixham, Devon and is the principal cellist with 4tissimo.
Anna gained her 1st class BMus from the University of Sheffield and a Postgraduate performance certificate from the Royal Northern College of Music, where she first developed a passion for string quartet playing studying with Nina Cropper and Christopher Rowland. She has played with a wide variety of chamber groups and orchestras, including the Abu Dhabi National Symphony Orchestra. Anna performed with the Rolling Stones on their On Fire tour in 2014 and has taken part in educational outreach projects with Elbow and Trevor Pinnock. Since moving to Devon in 2015, Anna has played with several local orchestras and quartets including Divertimento and ISCA. Anna is a regular viola player with 4tissimo and also runs her own teaching studio.