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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eleanor Turner

Eleanor Turner

Eleanor Turner is a harpist and composer whose passionate performances have brought her worldwide acclaim. Eleanor creates unique shows for
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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 70 years’ experience in providing a first-class training
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Paul Turner

Paul Turner

Pianist Paul Turner specialises in chamber music, having worked with eminent musicians throughout his career, such as Michael Collins, Nicholas
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Joshua Ballance and Mad Song

Joshua Ballance and Mad Song

Joshua Ballance gained a double first in Music from King’s College Cambridge, where he won a number of awards and
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Claire Jones

Claire Jones

Born in Pembrokeshire, Claire began her musical education at the age of seven. After excelling at the violin, piano and
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