Patrons

Dame Judi Dench CH DBE FRSA

Since playing Ophelia in Hamlet at The Old Vic Theatre over 50 years ago, Judi Dench has garnered wide popular and critical admiration for a career marked by outstanding performances in both classical and contemporary roles. She has won numerous major awards – including an Academy Award, ten BAFTA Awards and a record six Laurence [...]

Danielle de Niese

The Australian-born American singer regularly appears on the world’s most prestigious opera and concert stages and has an exclusive recording contract with Decca. For her debut solo album, Handel Arias, de Niese was named New Artist of the Year at the 2008 ECHO Awards, received the 2008 Orphee D’Or in France, and was nominated for [...]

Sir James Galway CBE

Sir James Galway is regarded as both the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer. As one of the most televised and recorded classical artists performing today, Sir James has made himself a legend, a modern musical master whose virtuosity on the flute is equalled only by his limitless ambitions and [...]

Lady Jeanne Galway

An accomplished flautist, Lady Jeanne Galway graces the international platforms with her eloquence and virtuosity. Alongside her successful career as a soloist, Lady Galway is also an accomplished chamber musician, touring regularly with her trio Zephyr. Appearing as the premiere Flute Duo Partner with her husband Sir James Galway, the two delight audiences and bring [...]

Lesley Garrett CBE

Lesley Garrett, CBE, is Britain’s most popular soprano, regularly appearing in opera and in concert, on television and CD.  She has 13 solo albums to her credit, and has won both critical acclaim and the affection of millions of fans and music lovers. Internationally Lesley has performed throughout Europe, the USA, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Japan, [...]

Guy Johnston

Born in 1981, Guy Johnston began cello lessons at the age of 5 and has become a fast-rising star on the international concert stage. Since his extraordinary debut in London at the BBC Proms, where he played the Elgar Cello Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, he has enjoyed much success with [...]

Tolga Kashif

London born Tolga Kashif is regarded as one of the most diversely talented musicians of his generation, with success ranging from a critically acclaimed CD of Richard Strauss tone poems to the musical direction of the BBC Children in Need’s Platinum-selling Perfect Day. Tolga studied conducting and composition at the Royal College of Music, then later [...]

Sting CBE

An incredibly versatile artist, Sting has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist and as a member of The Police.  He has received more than 16 Grammy awards for his work, and countless other plaudits including an Oscar nomination.  His song Every Breath You Take is one of the most played records in history. As [...]

Joby Talbot

Joby Talbot studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  His music is widely performed on international platforms including the Royal Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the Palais Garnier and the Royal Albert Hall. He works with artists as diverse as the King’s Singers and Ute Lemper, and also has his own performing ensemble [...]