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Who's Who

 

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Artistic Director/Musical Director: Peter Holman
Director of The Parley of Instruments, the choir Psalmody, the vocal ensemble Seicento, the Essex Baroque orchestra and the Suffolk Villages Festival, he is also a regular performer and radio broadcaster.  

 

Peter has taught at many conservatories, universities, and summer schools in Britain, Europe and the USA and is Reader in Historical Musicology at Leeds University.

He regularly contributes to scholarly journals and has published many editions of early music. He has been joint Artistic Director of the Boston Early Music Festival, and is Director of Hyperion Records English Orpheus series. His special interests are the early history of the violin family, instrumental ensemble music of the Renaissance and Baroque, and English music, from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth century. He is the author of a prize-winning book on the violin at the English court, and a much praised study of Purcell's music. He has recently completed a book on Dowland's Lachrimae.
c/o Louise Jameson, Early Music Agency
35 London Terrace, Hackney Road London E2 7SQ, UK
tel Management: +44 (0) 207 613 4495
fax Management: +44 (0) 207 613 4168
Email
peter@parley.org.uk
Website
http://www.parley.org.uk  

 

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 Artistic Director/Stage Director: Jack Edwards
Originally trained as an actor and designer Jack Edwards has worked in the field of Baroque opera for twenty-five years. As Artistic Director of
Opera Restor'd he has directed all the company's shows. As an independent director he has travelled the world, directing Purcell's The Fairy Queen in Adelaide, Dido and Aeneas in Bremen, and Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona in Nova Scotia.  

 

For the Boston Early Music Festival, USA he has directed Purcell's King Arthur, Luigi Rossi's L'Orfeo and Cavalli's Ercole Amante which transferred to the Utrecht Early Music Festival. The Boston production of L'Orfeo was also presented at the 18th century theatre in Drottningholm, Sweden and shown on Swedish television. He directed Caldara's Dafne in Chile for a national tour and returned in 2000 to direct Dido and Aeneas and take up a residential post at the Instituto de Musica de Santiago. As an actor he has performed over one hundred anthologies of poetry and music with many of the leading early music ensembles. He holds a teaching post in Theatre Studies and movement at the Drama Studio London.
Tel/FAX: +44 01206 760 210


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Associate Designer: Robin Linklater
Trained in theatre design at the Wimbledon School of Art in the early '60's and worked in a number of theatres and at a variety of jobs including painter, prop maker, costume maker and designer. He has been involved with the majority of the company's productions, either as designer or supervising student designers from the Theatre Design course at Nottingham Trent University, where he has been teaching for 30 years. In 1997 he designed Rossi's
Orfeo for The Boston Early Music Festival and Drottningholm. In 1999 he designed Cavalli's Ercole Amante for Boston and Utrecht. In 2000 he designed Monteverdi's Orfeo for Vancouver and in 2001 he will be designing Lully's Thesée for Boston. He is trying (unsuccessfully) to spend more time painting and exploring the possibilities of puppet opera. His work in progress can be seen on www.theatrelink.co.uk and past work on www.designlink.co.uk.

   

 

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Assistant Musical Director: John Flinders
Read music at the University of York, and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and with Dorothea Law and Mary Peppin. His career encompasses many branches of the music profession: chamber music, song recitals, teaching, coaching, repetiteur work and the preparation of singing translations of opera libretti. He has performed with musicians such as Jill Gomez, William Bennett, Colin Lawson, Victoria Soames, Laurence Perkins and Jon Anderson, and given concerts in Japan, Turkey, and North and South America as well as in many European countries.    

Manager, Caroline Anderson
Contact for all aspects of company administration including finance, publicity, marketing, tour management and auditions.
Tel: +44 020 8870 7649 Fax: 020 8516 6313
e-mail:
Caroline Anderson

54 Astonville Street, London SW18 5AJ

Technical Director, Peter Milne
Contact for all technical operations including production management and touring technical and stage management.
Tel and FAX +44 020 8672 6540
e mail:
milnep@cwcom.net    


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