Artists

    • Adrian Dwyer (Tamino – Magic Flute) 

      Adrian Dwyer (Tamino - Magic Flute)

      Adrian Dwyer

      Adrian Dwyer made his professional debut in Los Angeles as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann’s production of La Bohème, receiving an LA Stage Alliance “Ovation” Award, and has since been engaged by English National Opera, De Nederlandse Opera, Opéra de Toulon, Scottish Opera, the Edinburgh International Festiv...

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    • Anna Dennis (Pamina – Magic Flute) 

      Anna Dennis (Pamina - Magic Flute)
      Anna Dennis studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Noelle Barker.  Recent operatic roles include:  Paride/Gluck’s Paride ed Elena (Nuremberg Opera House) Katherine Dee/Damon Albarn’s Dr Dee (English National Opera),  Emira/Handel’s Siroe  (with  Laurence Cummings, Göttingen Hä...

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    • Anthony Kraus (Piano 1 – Magic Flute) 

      Anthony Kraus (Piano 1 - Magic Flute)
      Anthony studied at the University of Bristol, where he was also organ scholar, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he won the Ricordi conducting prize, and the National Opera Studio. As a conductor, répétiteur and arranger, Anthony has ...

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    • Caroline Taylor (Papagena – Magic Flute) 

      Caroline Taylor (Papagena - Magic Flute)
      Caroline commences an MMus in Vocal Studies and Opera with scholarship at the Royal Northern College of Music in September 2016 under Louise Winter. Previous teachers include ...

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    • Catherine Backhouse (3rd Lady – Magic Flute) 

      Catherine Backhouse (3rd Lady - Magic Flute)
      Mezzo-soprano Catherine Backhouse grew up in Edinburgh and began singing as a chorister in St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral. She graduated with an honours degree in music from The University of Durham and has completed the prestigious Opera Studies and Artist Diploma programmes at the Guildhall School of Mu...

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    • Eamonn Dougan (I Fagiolini Member & Come & Sing Conductor) 

      Eamonn Dougan (I Fagiolini Member & Come & Sing Conductor)
      Eamonn Dougan is an inspirational director and renowned baritone. Eamonn read music at New College, Oxford, before continuing his vocal and conducting studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Informed by his singing, Eamonn is an engaging communicator with a passion for Bach and Twentieth Century English repertoire amongst others. Eamonn is the first...

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    • Gillian Craig (Carillon – Bells of Holy Trinity) 

      Gillian Craig (Carillon - Bells of Holy Trinity)
      Better known performing as conductor or clarinettist and as a member of the music staff in the University, Gillian Craig took up ringing the Holy Trinity carillon many years ago, playing before services and on special occasions. What more special occasion than celebrating the opening of ...

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    • I Fagiolini (Artists in Residence) 

      I Fagiolini (Artists in Residence)

      I Fagiolini London March 2014

      Grounded in the classics of Renaissance and Twentieth-century vocal repertoire, I Fagiolini is renowned for its innovative and often staged productions of this music. I Fagiolini has staged Handel with masks, Purcell with puppets, and in 2004 premiered The Full Monteverdi, a dramatised account of the composer’s Fourth B...

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    • Janice Galloway (Narrator – The Magic Flute) 

      Janice Galloway (Narrator - The Magic Flute)
      Janice Galloway studied music and school and university, then somehow became a writer. She is the author of a wide range of multi award-winning works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and has produces a series of collaborative works with musicians, sculptors, painters and typographers. She has been writer in residence at four Scottish prisons, Research Fellow at the Br...

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    • Jazz Works (Festival Fringe) 

      Jazz Works (Festival Fringe)
      The Thursday jazz jam session at The Byre has been run by JazzWorks for several years. The session relies on the house band composed mostly of experienced local musicians (both Town and Gown), but each week is still different, depending on who exactly comes.

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    • Jessica Walker (Afternoon Tea Cabaret) 

      Jessica Walker (Afternoon Tea Cabaret)
      Jessica Walker studied at the Guildhall School of Music and has made appearances for Opera North, Glyndebourne, National Reisopera, Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, The Chatelet, NI Opera, The Mahogany Opera Group, Ravenna Festival and Opera up Close in roles including Nerone L’incoronazione di Poppea, Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro, Gwendolyn ...

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    • Joanna Ward (Composer – Festival Service) 

      Joanna Ward (Composer - Festival Service)
      Joanna Ward is an 18 year old composer, pianist and singer from Newcastle upon Tyne. After enjoying composing at school, she was encouraged to broaden her horizons and take specialised composition lessons, and has done so at the Sage Gateshead's Weekend School for the past two years. Her compositional successes...

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    • Jonathan Gunthorpe (Papageno – Magic Flute) 

      Jonathan Gunthorpe (Papageno - Magic Flute)
      After reading English and Russian at Leeds University, Jonathan gained an MA in music at Birmingham Conservatoire. He then attended the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio. Following this he held the RCM Constant and Kit Lambert Junior Fellowship. Roles include...

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    • Jonathan Harvey (Composer – Mortuos Plango) 

      Jonathan Harvey (Composer - Mortuos Plango)
      Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012) Born in Warwickshire in 1939, Jonathan Harvey was a chorister at St Michael’s College, Tenbury and later a major music scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge. He gained doctorates from the universities of Glasgow and Cambridge and (on the advice of Benjamin Britten) also studied privately with Erwin Stein and Hans Keller. He w...

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    • Kate Valentine (1st Lady – Magic Flute) 

      Kate Valentine (1st Lady - Magic Flute)
      Scottish Soprano Kate Valentine studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. A Samling Foundation Alumna, her numerous awards include the Glyndebourne Anne Wood/Joanna Peters Award, a Sybil Tutton Award, a Susan Chilcott Scholarship, and Scottish Opera’s John S...

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    • King Creosote (plus band) 

      King Creosote (plus band)
      If you build a fence then you have to treat it, as any DIY buff will tell you. You have to make it durable; to help it help us...

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    • Louise Innes (2nd Lady – Magic Flute) 

      Louise Innes (2nd Lady - Magic Flute)
      Louise Innes made her Covent Garden debut in the Autumn Season 2010 singing Mercedes (Carmen) and she returned there the following June to sing Javotte in a new production of Massenet’s Manon, touring to Japan and La Scala, Milan. She has also sung the role of ...

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    • Michelle Sloan (Author – Songs & Stories for Wee Ones) 

      Michelle Sloan (Author - Songs & Stories for Wee Ones)
      Michelle Sloan was born and brought up in Edinburgh but now lives with her family in sunny Broughty Ferry near Dundee. She trained as a primary school teacher and has also studied drama and arts journalism. The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee is her first published book.

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    • Peter Van Hulle (Monostatos – Magic Flute) 

      Peter Van Hulle (Monostatos - Magic Flute)
      Peter was born in Cumbria and studied at Leeds University, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio in London.  He has had a close relationship with Scottish Opera stretching back 20 y...

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    • Philip Voldman (Piano 2 – Magic Flute) 

      Philip Voldman (Piano 2 - Magic Flute)
      Philip Voldman trained at the National Opera Studio, London supported by the Leonard Hancock Memorial Trust Bursary. Born in New York, Philip went to the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York (otherwise known as 'The Fame School'). He moved to the UK following graduation in 2003 and gained a...

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    • Richard Wiegold (Sarastro – Magic Flute) 

      Richard Wiegold (Sarastro - Magic Flute)
      Welsh-born bass Richard Wiegold has a rapidly developing international career in opera and concert, with roles at Covent Garden, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Salzburg Festival, the Canadian Opera, Utah Opera, Welsh National Opera, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, North Carolina Opera, Palm Beach ...

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    • Robert Hollingworth (Director – I Fagiolini) 

      Robert Hollingworth (Director - I Fagiolini)
      Robert has spent much of his life looking for ways to share his love of Renaissance and 20th/21st century music, often by creating ground-breaking projects which present music to audiences in innovative ways.  He founded I Fagiolini in 1986; with them he has presented their signature projects including Simunye...

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    • Samantha Hay (Queen of the Night – Magic Flute) 

      Samantha Hay (Queen of the Night - Magic Flute)
      Samantha Hay studied her Undergraduate at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal College of Music. Whilst at college she was a winner of the Symphony Hall Recital Competition, the Reginald Vincent Lieder Prize and Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize. During 2014...

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    • St Salvator’s Chapel Choir (Festival Service) 

      St Salvator's Chapel Choir (Festival Service)
      St Salvator’s Chapel Choir is the flagship choir of the University of St Andrews, Scotland. The choir’s history extends to the founding of the University in the early fifteenth century. Today, the choir’s thirty students perform a repertoire that spans the six cen...

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    • The Accidentals (Sing-a-long Mary Poppins) 

      The Accidentals (Sing-a-long Mary Poppins)
      The Accidentals are an all-female a cappella group from the University of St Andrews. They have members from all over the world and pride themselves on their diverse, fun and sassy style.

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