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Andrew Grams, Conductor
One of America’s most promising young conductors, Andrew Grams has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Residency Orchestra of the Hague, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia Orchestra Rome, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Houston, Baltimore and St Louis Symphony Orchestras, among others.
Amy Dickson, Saxophone
Born in Sydney, Amy Dickson made her concerto debut at the age of 16 before studying at the Royal College of Music and Amsterdam Conservatorium. She won the Symphony Australia Young Performers Award in 2004.
Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
Early music expert Nicholas McGegan is an acknowledged pioneer in exporting historically informed practice beyond the world of period instruments to the wider sphere of symphonic forces.
Andrew Foster-Williams, Baritone
Andrew Foster-Williams is widely acclaimed in the international press as one of the most exciting young voices of his generation.
His operatic roles range from the works of Rameau and Handel, through Haydn, Mozart, Rossini and bel canto repertoire, to Britten and Stravinsky.
Martyn Brabbins, Conductor
British conductor Martyn Brabbins was recently announced Chief Conductor of the Nagoya Philharmonic (Japan) from 2013. He continues his relationship as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic in Antwerp.
Katarina KarnÃ©us Mezzo, Soprano
Born in Stockholm, Katarina Karnéus studied at Trinity College of Music in London, and at the National Opera Studio. In 1995 she won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
With an artistic vision that transcends fashions and trends, Stephen Hough is widely regarded as one of the most important and distinctive pianists of his generation. In recognition of his achievements, he has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, joining prominent scientists, writers and others who have made unique contributions to contemporary life.