Soprano and Founder of Hartley Voices, Sara earned her Masters Degree in Vocal Performance with Departmental Distinction from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied with the talented mezzo-soprano and vocal department chair Wendy Hillhouse.
Catherine is an incredibly versatile young singer who flits from opera to jazz with ease. She has recently completed her studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and is a member of the New London Chamber Choir. She graduated with her BAMus Hons from the University of Nottingham in 2003.
Lisa studied voice in Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom and completed a Masters of Performance (Opera) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and a Bachelor of Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts (Music), from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Australia.
Alberto was born in Madeira, Portugal, in 1983. Before moving to London, Alberto graduated with his degree in Vocal Performance and Teaching at Universidade de Aveiro with António Salgado. He won the first prize at the “3º Prémio José Augusto Alegria” for young singers in 2009. He has recently finished the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera Course.
Russell has been involved in the arts all his life, stating at the tender age of eight in a school production of Yo-ho-ho. He moved from his home town of Kidderminster to London to gain his BMus and MMus at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study voice on an unconditional place under the tutelage of Mr Ian Kennedy, with whom Russell remains studying with to this day.
Mark was born and bred in Cwmbran, South Wales. In 1995 he moved to Birmingham to study at the Conservatoire with the now head of vocal studies, Julian Pike, but never let go of his Welsh heritage. He gained a 1st Class Bachelor of Music Degree from the Birmingham Conservatoire in 1999. He then gained a place on the Opera Course at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera Course in London, studying with David Pollard and Rudolf Piernay.
Born in Germany, Amanda studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio. She holds a BMus with first class honours from The University Of Melbourne, Australia. Her major awards include winner of the Australian National Operatic Aria Competition, recipient of the Joan Sutherland Society of Sydney Vocal Scholarship, and winner of the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award from the Royal Academy of Music. She has been a finalist and prize winner in the Royal Overseas League Arts Competition.
Thomas, baritone, graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he won the English Song Prize. Since graduation with distinction in 2009 he has performed the title role in many productions including Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino for British Youth Opera and Marcello and Schaunard in OperaUpClose’s Olivier Award-winning La Boheme at the Soho Theatre.
Ted is a tenor trained in theatre and music at Norwestern University with graduate work at Manhattan School of Music. In 2007, he performed the role of Peter Quint in Britten’s Turn of the Screw and Dr. Caius in Verdi’s Falstaff with the Seattle Opera Young Artist Program. He also sang the Hotel Porter in Britten’s Death in Venice with Aldeburgh and Bregenz Festivals.
Recently seen performing with the choir at the Royal Wedding, Maciek completed the postgraduate singing course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Previously he was a choral scholar at Southwalk Cathedral, and subsequently moved to Oxford as a Lay Clerk of Christ Church Cathedral Choir for one year then carried on to be a Gentleman of H.M.Chapel Royal.
Abbi, soprano, read music at Royal Holloway, University of London, and was awarded Distinction for her advanced postgraduate diploma at Trinity College of Music in 2006. Supported by vocal department and choral scholarships, she studied with Hazel Wood, Robert Aldwinckle & Eugene Asti and took part in masterclasses with Michael Chance and Emma Kirkby.
Gerard, who studied with Norman Bailey and Raimund Herincx, has appeared at the London South Bank and at theatres all over the UK with companies such as Chelsea Opera Group, Crystal Clear Productions, and Opera Box.
Lina received her early musical training and still performs frequently in her native Sweden. She recently received her Masters degree with distinction from Trinity College of Music where she studied with Hazel Wood, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She currently studies with Sarah Pring.
Catrine graduated from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a Masters in music, and was the 2002 winner of the Russell-Davies Prize and the KPMG Music in The Community award whilst at the Guildhall.
Ksynia graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in July 2009 with a Masters in Vocal Studies where she gained a Distinction. She is taught by Elizabeth Ritche and has participated in the ENO Opera Works training scheme from September 2009.
After completing Bachelor of Music (Auckland University, New Zealand), and LRSM (piano), Scilla continued studies at the Royal College of Music. In the same year she was a major prize-winner at the Royal Overseas League Competition and performed at St James Palace for Princess Alexandra and was a “Young Performer” at the Bath Festival. A great interest in singing developed and she began studies with Eduardo Asquez.
After completing his Masters in Philosophy at the LSE, Spiro decided to pursue his love of singing and was admitted to Trinity College of Music, where he studied with Omar Ebrahim and Helen Yorke. He now studies with Jennifer Dakin and Robert Dean.
Glenys toured with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, and then appeared in several West End shows. She sings in concerts and music festivals in the UK and abroad and regularly works with the Ambrosian Singers.