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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Guy Johnston

Guy Johnston

Johnston has already forged a place as one of the country’s most promising and distinctive cellists. (The Strad). Guy Johnston
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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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Jamie Campbell

Jamie Campbell

Jamie Campbell was born in London in 1982. After reading music at Clare College, Cambridge he completed his studies at
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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

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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Dan Swana

Dan Swana

Dan Swana is a London-based freelance musician performing across the UK and Internationally.
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Graham Oppenheimer

Graham Oppenheimer

Graham Oppenheimer holds a position as one of the UK’s foremost and respected violists. He studied with Atar Arad at
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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

Violinist and viola player Ruth Nelson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1990 and studied at the City of
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Ceri Owen-Jones (harpist) performing at MusicFest Aberystwyth 2014

Peter Stevenson, Elsa Davies and Ceri Owen Jones

Peter Stevenson is a storyteller, children’s writer, book illustrator, folklorist, purveyor of Magical Lantern Shows, concertina and banjo player, organiser
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Kenneth Hesketh

Described by Tempo magazine as "a composer who both has something to say and the means to say it”, Kenneth
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Arlene Sierra

An American composer based in London, Arlene Sierra writes music that takes its impetus from rich sources including military strategy
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Andy Scott

Andy Scott has a lifelong passion for music and over 25 years’ experience of initiating creative projects. He is a
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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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Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis is a twenty-seven year old trumpet player from Wales. He studied the trumpet at the Royal Welsh College
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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 graduated with distinction from the renowned St Petersburg Conservatoire in Russia. Previously she attended the Special Music School
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Glain Dafydd

Glain Dafydd

A former pupil of Alwena Roberts then Elinor Bennett, Glain Dafydd’s music career includes winning the Texaco Young Musician of
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Oliver Chandler

Oliver Chandler

Oliver Chandler is a junior fellow at this year’s Aberystwyth MusicFest. He was awarded the Montagu Cleeve Guitar Prize by
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Stanley Scott

Stan Scott is an electric bass player who starts his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in September,
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Nicholas Jones

Nicholas combines an international career as a chamber musician, soloist and recitalist with his position as Head of Strings at
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Simone Rebello

Simone graduated with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music in 1991 to embark on a career as a
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Rosanna Cooper

Rosanna Cooper is a Mezzo-Soprano currently studying under Rosa Mannion at the Royal College of Music. She is the HSH
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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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Saconni Quartet

The award-winning Sacconi Quartet is recognised for its unanimous and compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach.
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