Yann Ghiro was born in 1971 in Nice and began clarinet lessons at the age of eleven. After studying for 6 years at the Paris Conservatoire, where he gained first prize in clarinet, bass clarinet and chamber music, Yann furthered his studies at the Prague Mozart Academy. A Fulbright Scholarship then allowed him to undertake studies at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, graduating in 1996.
Catherine Marwood studied at the Royal Academy Of Music and spent the following nine years playing with the Fairfield String Quartet with whom she toured Europe and recorded for the Hyperion label. She also explored the oboe quartet repertoire with the Marwood Ensemble and recorded a disc of the music of Jean Francaix.