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Welcome to Davies Music

Davies Music provides international management for singers, including specialists in early music and historically informed performance and contemporary music.  Our artists include virtuoso period wind Ensemble Marsyas directed by the bassoonist Peter Whelan.

Davies Music runs Concert Directory International, which has been providing vocal soloists throughout the UK and abroad for over 35 years with repertoire ranging from Monteverdi through the Bach Passions, to Verdi and Mahler and on to the 21st century.

"Can I take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for your terrifically professional help and support in choosing and booking soloists for our concerts."    Helen Gillie, York Musical Society, June 2015

"Your five soloists...were absolutely splendid in our St Matthew Passion last night and both Tony and I wish to thank you for finding them.  There were so many appreciative comments made by members of the audience."
Di Ford, Hull Bach Choir, March 2016

Davies Music also runs Severn Muses, which aims to attract more people to arts events in the beautiful area of the UK from Bristol to Birmingham and Cardiff to the Cotswolds.  In 2015 we also took over the publication of Chamber Music Plus, listing hundreds of concerts promoted by music societies and other organisations in the West Midlands, Welsh Borders and Cotswolds.  For further information see our sister websites at www.severnmuses.net and www.chambermusicplus.uk

What's happening

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Our singers

A lovely post-concert report from Ian Assersohn of... READ MORE

Posted on June 28th 2016

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Greg Tassell as Carmina Burana's roasting swan

Greg Tassell scored another hit with his performance... READ MORE

Posted on June 16th 2016

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Esther Brazil at Spitalfields Festival with Early Opera Company

Esther Brazil joins the Early Opera Company for... READ MORE

Posted on June 6th 2016

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Ensemble Marsyas back at the Wigmore Hall - Sunday 5 June

Ensemble Marsyas return to the Wigmore Hall on Sunday... READ MORE

Posted on June 3rd 2016

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Kirsty Hopkins & Robert Anthony Gardiner - John Barber opera The Nightingale in Suffolk

Kirsty Hopkins is the Nightingale and Robert Anthony... READ MORE

Posted on April 22nd 2016

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Una Barry in recital - 10 May, Bradford Cathedral

Una Barry returns to Bradford Cathedral for a recital... READ MORE

Posted on April 15th 2016

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Katie Trethewey - Shakespeare 400 celebrations live on BBC Radio 3

Katie Trethewey is soloist in Thomas Arne's 18th... READ MORE

Posted on April 13th 2016

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Busy day coming up on 19 March...Philip Sheffield booked this morning

As Easter falls so early this year, Saturday 19 March... READ MORE

Posted on March 14th 2016

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Hull Bach Choir - praise for our soloists

Six years ago I attended Hull Bach Choir's... READ MORE

Posted on March 14th 2016

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Susanna Fairbairn: 'There is vivid support from Susanna Fairbairn (Priestess)' Anna Picard in The Times

Susanna Fairbairn has begun an extended series of... READ MORE

Posted on March 9th 2016

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James Cleverton - ENO Akhnaten

James Cleverton is singing the role of the General,... READ MORE

Posted on March 9th 2016

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Kirsty Hopkins and Greg Tassell - new Handel at Vauxhall CD

Kirsty Hopkins and Greg Tassell are soloists on a new... READ MORE

Posted on March 7th 2016

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Katie Trethewey "breathtaking solos" in James Macmillan

Katie Trethewey's recent performance at Birmingham's... READ MORE

Posted on February 10th 2016

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Christopher Lemmings is Goro (Madama Butterfly) in Trondheim

Christopher Lemmings sings the role of Goro in... READ MORE

Posted on February 9th 2016

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"clarity and flexibility of voice" - another excellent review for Matthew Minter

Matthew Minter's performance of Messiah with Wells... READ MORE

Posted on February 8th 2016

Matthew Minter "very engaging" in Verdi's Requiem in Manchester

Matthew Minter was soloist in a special performance... READ MORE

Posted on February 2nd 2016

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Nicholas Hariades - Jonathan Dove's Tobias and the Angel

Nicholas Hariades took part in a performance of... READ MORE

Posted on January 26th 2016

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New year new singers 1 - James Cleverton joins Davies Music

Baritone James Cleverton has joined Davies Music and... READ MORE

Posted on January 13th 2016

New year new singers 2 - Nicholas Hariades joins Davies Music

Countertenor Nicholas Hariades has been living in... READ MORE

Posted on January 13th 2016

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New year new singers 3 - Tom Raskin has also joined Davies Music

We are also delighted that tenor Tom Raskin has... READ MORE

Posted on January 13th 2016

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Paul Austin Kelly in recital - Nicholas Yonge Society, Lewes, 22 January

Paul Austin Kelly presents a recital entitled "A Very... READ MORE

Posted on January 13th 2016

Messiahs - Simon Ponsford, Simon Wall, Alex Ashworth

"Lucid-toned" Simon Ponsford was soloist in the... READ MORE

Posted on December 14th 2015

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Alex Ashworth going for the record - 9 Messiahs!

Alex Ashworth is soloist in what must be a... READ MORE

Posted on December 2nd 2015

Christopher Lemmings and "A Survivor from Warsaw"

Christopher Lemmings stepped in at short notice in... READ MORE

Posted on December 1st 2015

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New Gramophone review: "a sensational ‘Laudamus te’ solo from soprano Katie Trethewey"

Katie Trethewey is a soloist on the new CD from Ex... READ MORE

Posted on November 26th 2015

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Andrew Mayor - "strength, volume and a fluid line" (Bachtrack)

Bachtrack reviewed Midsummer Opera's Un Ballo in... READ MORE

Posted on November 26th 2015

Unusual choral repertoire 1 - Martin Palmieri Misa a Buenos Aires

Last June I went to hear Malvern Festival Chorus... READ MORE

Posted on November 25th 2015

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Unusual choral repertoire 2 - Mendelssohn

Last Saturday, 21 November, I dropped in on Leighton... READ MORE

Posted on November 25th 2015

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Beethoven and Bruckner in Oxford on Saturday - Susanna Fairbairn, Kate Symonds-Joy, Paul Austin Kelly, Alan Fairs

This Saturday Oxford Harmonic Society under Robert... READ MORE

Posted on November 25th 2015

Jonathan Sells and Solomon's Knot - L'Ospedale at Wilton's Music Hall

Here's what Jonathan Sells has to say about his... READ MORE

Posted on November 10th 2015

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Esther Brazil: ...claire et directe, avec un son pur, plein, rayonnant.

Esther Brazil repeated her performance as Ninfa in... READ MORE

Posted on November 10th 2015

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Susanna Fairbairn wins Emmy Destin Dvorak Society prize

Soprano Susanna Fairbairn has won the Dvořák Society... READ MORE

Posted on October 28th 2015

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Bass-baritone Andrew Greenan joins Davies Music

We are delighted to welcome bass-baritone Andrew... READ MORE

Posted on October 23rd 2015

Messiah in Norway - Susanna Fairbairn, Esther Brazil, Ben Thapa, Alex Ashworth

For the past few years the Anglophile conductor Svein... READ MORE

Posted on October 21st 2015

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Katie Trethewey with Julia Doyle, Trevor Pinnock and Friends, Wigmore Hall

Last week at the Wigmore Hall Katie Trethewey sang... READ MORE

Posted on October 21st 2015

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Njabulo Madlala a "compelling baritone soloist"

Njabulo Madlala was soloist in Mahler's Lieder eines... READ MORE

Posted on October 13th 2015

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Howard Quilla Croft joins Davies Music

The baritone Howard Quilla Croft has joined Davies... READ MORE

Posted on September 21st 2015

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Sarah Tenant-Flowers and other women conductors

Both Sinfini and The Guardian report on the Women... READ MORE

Posted on September 14th 2015

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Susanna Fairbairn makes her ROH debut

Tonight, 14 September 2015, Susanna Fairbairn makes... READ MORE

Posted on September 14th 2015

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Kirsty Hopkins "concentrated, eerily beautiful performance"

The Arts Desk reviewed the Presteigne Festival... READ MORE

Posted on September 8th 2015

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Brian Bannatyne-Scott in Aix - video of Britten Midsummer Night's Dream

This summer Brian Bannatyne-Scott sang the role of... READ MORE

Posted on August 26th 2015

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Ben Thapa - "thrilling" in Rachmaninov Vespers with Huddersfield Choral Society

Planet Hugill reviewed Huddersfield Choral Society's... READ MORE

Posted on July 23rd 2015

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Blowing our own trumpet - a Davies Music fanfare

Here's a list of the 45 promoters who have used our... READ MORE

Posted on July 23rd 2015

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Alex Ashworth: Times review "Forthright clarity. Practised skill."

The first sung note in the City of London Festival's... READ MORE

Posted on July 21st 2015

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Andrew Mayor in Japan

Andrew Mayor is heading to Japan next week for three... READ MORE

Posted on July 16th 2015

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Tenor Christopher Lemmings joins Davies Music

We are delighted to announce that the tenor... READ MORE

Posted on July 7th 2015

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Christopher Lemmings in Unsuk Chin's Alice in Wonderland on Radio 3

This Sunday, 12 July BBC Radio 3 broadcasts the UK... READ MORE

Posted on July 7th 2015

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Peter Whelan and the soundscape of 18th century Dublin - online interview

Peter Whelan and Ensemble Marsyas recently gave the... READ MORE

Posted on July 3rd 2015

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Ensemble Marsyas Fasch - a stream of unalloyed listening pleasure - Early Music Today

The June - August issue of Early Music Today carries... READ MORE

Posted on June 23rd 2015

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Katie Trethewey's stunning voice: Carmina Burana with Birmingham Royal Ballet

Katie Trethewey is soloist at the Birmingham... READ MORE

Posted on June 18th 2015

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Esther Brazil sings for Bach

Esther Brazil tells me that she was part of the... READ MORE

Posted on June 18th 2015

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QEH triumph with Ben Thapa and Njabulo Madlala

We were very happy to receive great feedback from the... READ MORE

Posted on June 12th 2015

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Pippa Goss and Clare McCaldin - new CD release

Pippa Goss and Clare McCaldin are soloists on the new... READ MORE

Posted on June 11th 2015

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Peter Whelan - new recording of Mozart Bassoon Concerto on Hyperion

Peter Whelan is soloist in a new recording of... READ MORE

Posted on June 11th 2015

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New Kirsty Hopkins review in Gramophone

Kirsty Hopkins has received another glowing review,... READ MORE

Posted on June 1st 2015

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Kirsty Hopkins on tour with I Fagiolini and Betrayal

Universal praise from the critics for the singing in... READ MORE

Posted on May 29th 2015

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York Elijah - review quoted in Classical Music newsletter

James Whittle of York Press was fulsome in his praise... READ MORE

Posted on May 27th 2015

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Clare McCaldin - new Hugh Wood CD

Clare McCaldin has released a new CD of songs by Hugh... READ MORE

Posted on May 14th 2015

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Kirsty Hopkins joins I Fagiolini for their

Kirsty Hopkins joins I Fagiolini for their... READ MORE

Posted on May 12th 2015

Esther Brazil stood out for her honeyed tone and quick, pleasing vibrato New York review

Esther Brazil has been on tour in the US with the... READ MORE

Posted on May 6th 2015

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Robyn Allegra Parton is Peg in The Virtues of Things at the ROH Linbury

Robyn Allegra Parton is singing the role of Peg in... READ MORE

Posted on May 6th 2015

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Susanna Fairbairn sings Messiaen Poèmes pour Mi

Susanna Fairbairn sings Messiaen's Poèmes pour Mi in... READ MORE

Posted on April 22nd 2015

New reviews for Susanna Fairbairn - London Handel Festival 2015

Susanna Fairbairn was Margery in Lampe's The Dragon... READ MORE

Posted on April 22nd 2015

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Esther Brazil on tour in US with Monteverdi Choir - Monteverdi L'Orfeo

Esther Brazil is singing the role of Ninfa in... READ MORE

Posted on April 20th 2015

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Katie Trethewey new photos and review

Katie Trethewey has new photos and a new review of Ex... READ MORE

Posted on April 9th 2015

Step in number 1 - Christopher Steele for Bob Chilcott St John Passion

Already booked for Bob Chilcott's St John Passion in... READ MORE

Posted on April 9th 2015

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Step in number 2 - Natalie Montakhab sings Gretel for WNO

Natalie Montakhab has been covering Gretel for WNO's... READ MORE

Posted on April 9th 2015

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Philippa Hyde soloist on BBC 2 tv

Philippa Hyde was soloist in Mozart's Coronation Mass... READ MORE

Posted on April 5th 2015

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Esther Brazil and Alex Ashworth on tour with Monteverdi Choir

Esther Brazil and Alex Ashworth are soloists in... READ MORE

Posted on March 24th 2015

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juice vocal ensemble perform at ISM Conference on 31 March

For the ISM's 2015 Conference "Make Music Work" on... READ MORE

Posted on March 20th 2015

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Anita Watson sings Pamina for WNO Magic Flute in Cardiff and on tour

Anita Watson is singing the role of Pamina in Welsh... READ MORE

Posted on February 27th 2015

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Tenor Steven Harrold joins Davies Music

We are delighted to welcome tenor Steven Harrold to... READ MORE

Posted on February 25th 2015

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juice vocal ensemble on BBC Radio 3 The Verb tonight, Friday 20 February

juice vocal ensemble are performing on BBC Radio 3's... READ MORE

Posted on February 20th 2015

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Esther Brazil "a very fine Dido indeed" - reviews

Esther Brazil has been singing Dido in Purcell’s Dido... READ MORE

Posted on February 18th 2015

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Robyn Allegra Parton to sing Barbarina in ROH Figaro this autumn

We are delighted to hear that Robyn Allegra Parton... READ MORE

Posted on February 11th 2015

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Charlotte Mobbs is soloist for The Sixteen's Monteverdi Vespers

Soprano Charlotte Mobbs is one of the soloists with... READ MORE

Posted on January 26th 2015

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Jill Davies to act as judge in Clare College Singing Competition

Jill Davies has been invited to act as a judge in the... READ MORE

Posted on January 26th 2015

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Two well-established singers join Davies Music - Matthew Minter and Andrew Mayor

We are pleased to announce that the tenor Matthew... READ MORE

Posted on January 20th 2015

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Una Barry in recital - Ilkley and Bradford

On Friday 6 March, 12.30pm at St Margaret’s, Ilkley... READ MORE

Posted on January 18th 2015

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Simon Wall CD with La Nuova Musica - listen on Spotify

Simon Wall features on a new CD from La Nuova Musica... READ MORE

Posted on January 9th 2015

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Ensemble Meridiana in Nottingham and Totnes

Ensemble Meridiana are in the UK for two concerts... READ MORE

Posted on November 4th 2014

Jonathan Sells in residence at Aldeburgh with Solomon's Knot

Jonathan Sells is currently in residence at Aldeburgh... READ MORE

Posted on October 24th 2014

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Clare McCaldin at the Canterbury Festival and St Martin in the Fields

Clare McCaldin joins Nova Opera for a further... READ MORE

Posted on October 24th 2014

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Natalie Montakhab review "All eyes are on Musetta - an engaging performance from Montakhab"

There's a new online 5 star review from READ MORE

Posted on October 6th 2014

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Njabulo Madlala in Lithuania

Here's a photo of Njabulo on stage during his recent... READ MORE

Posted on September 16th 2014

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Robyn Allegra Parton sings Brahms Requiem - new YouTube video

Listen to the beautiful singing of Robyn Allegra... READ MORE

Posted on September 16th 2014

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Njabulo Madlala at the Ripon International Festival

Njabulo Madlala gives a recital at the Ripon... READ MORE

Posted on September 10th 2014

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juice on tour and new CD with David Thomas Broughton

juice vocal trio are releasing a new CD with... READ MORE

Posted on September 10th 2014

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Exciting new singers join Davies Music - soprano Anita Watson and baritone Njabulo Madlala

We are delighted to announce two new singers to... READ MORE

Posted on August 18th 2014

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Clare McCaldin joins RSNO/Knussen for Edinburgh Festival opening concert

Clare McCaldin is soloist in Debussy's Le Martyre de... READ MORE

Posted on August 7th 2014

Three Choirs Festival this week - Ruth Holton and Steven Devine

Ruth Holton was soprano soloist in last night's Three... READ MORE

Posted on July 30th 2014

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Ensemble Marsyas new Fasch CD on BBC Radio 3 CD Review Saturday 12 July

The new Fasch CD from Ensemble Marsyas is featured on... READ MORE

Posted on July 11th 2014

Brian Bannatyne-Scott is Jack Hubbard in French premiere of Dr Atomic

Brian Bannatyne-Scott sang the role of Jack Hubbard... READ MORE

Posted on July 8th 2014

Ensemble Marsyas launch their new CD

Ensemble Marsyas launch their new CD of music by... READ MORE

Posted on June 22nd 2014

June Highlights

The London Handel Players return to the International... READ MORE

Posted on June 1st 2014

May Highlights

Elizabeth Kenny joins Robin Blaze for a recital at... READ MORE

Posted on May 1st 2014

April Highlights

Highlights of the London Handel Festival this month –... READ MORE

Posted on April 1st 2014

March Highlights

Always one of our busiest months… Adrian... READ MORE

Posted on March 1st 2014

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A new soundclip and a set of new programmes from the Revolutionary Drawing Room

Listen to a clip from the RDR’s forthcoming CD on the... READ MORE

Posted on February 20th 2014

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New programme from The Dufay Collective - Singing for Courage

Songs of military exploits, love, loss, imprisonment... READ MORE

Posted on February 19th 2014

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Miriam Allan “held Monday’s audience spellbound” - Financial Times review

The Financial Times reviewed Australian Pinchgut... READ MORE

Posted on February 13th 2014

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juice vocal trio release single for Valentine’s Day

Ahead of the release of their new CD Laid Bare later... READ MORE

Posted on February 5th 2014

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Una Barry recital, 11 February – and Verdi Requiem in Malvern, 29 March

Una Barry will give a recital with organist Simon... READ MORE

Posted on February 5th 2014

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Elizabeth Kenny directs Charpentier Actéon at Wigmore Hall

Elizabeth Kenny directs her ensemble Theatre of the... READ MORE

Posted on December 4th 2013

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Esther Brazil is featured artist at Brighton Early Music Festival

Esther Brazil is a featured young artist at this... READ MORE

Posted on October 23rd 2013

Featured Artists

Tom Raskin

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Born in Bath, Tom Raskin studied at the RNCM in Manchester and New College, Oxford, before going on to become a Britten-Pears Young Artist, studying with both Andreas Scholl and Richard Egarr during his time at Aldeburgh. In 2000 he was awarded the Anne Ziegler Prize,...

Ensemble Marsyas

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“…The Ensemble Marsyas impresses me with their nimble fingers in the breakneck Sonata No. 5, but it’s the group’s nuance that’s transfixing…The players are audibly intelligent, at once humorous and illuminating…”

BBC Music Magazine

Formed in 2011 to explore the...

Nicholas Hariades

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Nicholas Hariades was born in London and studied amongst others with Michael Chance, Peter Harrison, Claudia Eder and Rita Loving.

In 1996 he made his professional debut in Germany at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden as Mago Christiano in Handel’s Rinaldo. Since...

James Cleverton

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British baritone James Cleverton studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and Zürich Opera's International Young Artist Programme.

James made his Royal Opera House, Covent Garden debut as Gregorio Romeo et Juliette and his English National Opera début...

Andrew Greenan

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Andrew Greenan was a Choral Scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he read Modern Languages. He studied singing with John Cameron at the Royal Northern College of Music and made his operatic debut at La Scala, Milan in Schoenberg’s Die Glückliche Hand. His fruitful...