Guest Artists

Musicians at MusicFest Aberystwyth
David Campbell

David Campbell

David Campbell is internationally recognised as one of Britain’s finest musicians. He is passionate about music education and the Artistic
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Veronica Veysey Campbell

Veronica Veysey Campbell

Veronica Veysey Campbell’s wide range of teaching experience is reflected in her current positions as singing teacher to choral scholars
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Sigyn Fossnes

Sigyn Fossnes

Violinist Sigyn Fossnes is associate professor at Barratt Due Institute of Music, Norway. She is also co-leader for “Valdres sommersymfoni”,
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Toby Purser

Toby Purser

Toby Purser is widely regarded as an intelligent and passionate conductor. He has been leading the MusicFest conductors' class since
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Tom Poster

Tom Poster

Tom Poster is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry and versatility, equally in demand as soloist and chamber
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Orion Orchestra

Orion Orchestra

Patron – HRH Princess Michael of Kent President – Lady Solti Chief Executive-  Jan Cassidy Artistic Director- Toby Purser The
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John Flinders

John Flinders

John Flinders discovered his love of ensemble playing whilst at school, and he was inspired to specialise in the art
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Simon Lane

Simon Lane

Simon Lane performs with instrumentalists and singers across the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Croatia, Slovenia and
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Dr Ron Morris

Ron Morris

Ron Morris, speech therapist, audiologist and counter tenor, graduated from the University of Queensland in 1985 with an honours degree
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Liza Hobbs

Liza Hobbs

Liza Hobbs teaches at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music, at Battle Abbey School, and until recently
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National Youth Orchestra of Wales

National Youth Orchestra of Wales

As the first national youth orchestra in the world, the NYOW has 65 years experience in providing a first-class training
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Catherine Milledge

Catherine Milledge

Catherine has performed regularly as an accompanist of both singers and instrumentalists and in larger chamber groups. She has given
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Solem Quartet

Solem Quartet

Winners of the 2014 Royal Overseas League Ensemble Competition, the Solem String Quartet were brought together in 2011 by their
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Kari Ravnan

Kari Ravnan

Kari Ravnan, born and raised in the USA, left home at the age of 13 to study with Gabriel Magyar
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Richard Blackford

Richard Blackford

After graduating from the Royal College of Music Richard Blackford was appointed Composer In Residence at Balliol College Oxford. His
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Ruth Nelson

Ruth Nelson

Violinist and viola player Ruth Nelson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1990 and studied at the City of
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Lisa Nelsen

Lisa Nelsen

Described by The Times - London as “…a flautist and a half…”, Lisa Nelsen is internationally recognised for her versatility
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Elena Nalimova

Elena Nalimova

Dr Elena Nalimova began her musical training aged 5 being one of the youngest pupils at Kurgan Specialist Music School,
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Anya Fadina

Anya Fadina

Anya Fadina graduated with distinction from the renowned St Petersburg Conservatoire in Russia. Previously she attended the Special Music School
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Kyle Horch Saxophone

Kyle Horch

Kyle Horch studied in Chicago at Northwestern University (B.Mus, M.Mus), where he learned with Frederick Hemke. He was awarded a
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Joseph Shiner

Joseph Shiner

Joseph Shiner is the recipient of the Hattori Foundation Senior Award, the Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Award for
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Lars Lien

Lars Lien

Lars Lien is senior lecturer in saxophone at the Artic University of Norway, Tromsø. He has performed as a soloist
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Gareth Moorcraft

Gareth Moorcraft

Gareth Moorcraft is a composer and pianist from Cowbridge, South Wales. His music has been performed widely in the UK
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Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson studied at the Royal College of Music where he is now a professor, specialising in the song repertoire both
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Libby Burgess

Libby Burgess

Libby Burgess is a pianist, vocal coach and chorusmaster, with a particular passion for working with singers. Born in Sussex,
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Dinah Harris  ARCM  (Hons)

Dinah Harris ARCM (Hons)

DINAH HARRIS was born in London and studied singing at the Royal College of Music, in London. She also studied
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Christina Lawrie

Christina Lawrie

Christina Lawrie enjoys an exciting and varied career as soloist, song pianist and chamber musician. Career highlights include recitals for
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