The Beech Duo (Jan Halen: violin, Nigel Tuffs: guitar) have performed extensively throughout England and Europe, performing a range of programmes including 500 Years of Dance with narration, The Beech Duo's 20th Century Concert and All You Can Eat Paganini. As a duo, they have also worked educationally, lecturing in schools on the life and work of Niccolo Paganini, illustrated with performances.
The Giotto String Quartet (Rachel Sokolowski, Jan Halen, Jessamy Skrimshire, Janet Banks) have enjoyed performing a wide range of repertoire, from Mozart and Beethoven to Webern and Piazzolla. String Quartet No. 1 by Nigel Tuffs was dedicated to Giotto Quartet who also gave its premiere performance. Giotto had the pleasure of being ensemble in residence at Bury St. Edmunds Guildhall.