Beslan Performers

 

Emily Van Evera Soprano

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Frances M Lynch Soprano

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Frances is a performer, director, composer and teacher who has pursued an international career at the forefront of contemporary vocal music, specializing in Music-Theatre, Electronic Music, Opera, and Chamber Music. She has appeared as a soloist with Kent Opera, BBCSO, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Moderne, The Lost Jockey, Communicado Theatre Company, Second Stride Dance Theatre, Extemporary Dance Theatre, and many more. Her music-theatre company electric voice theatre (electricvoicetheatre.co.uk)  is currently developing Harmony Squared with The Great Tapestry of Scotland, and Minerva Scientifica, a project exploring the work of women scientists and composers, at King’s College London. Lynch has a small specialist teaching practice in North London and composes for drama, choirs, music theatre, art exhibitions and plays, and also produces commercial recordings for Herbtracks. Frances performs and composes for the children’s concert duo Big Mouth Piano Tales and is an associate member of the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble, Lisbon. www.francesmlynch.co.uk


James Rhoads Tenor

James was a chorister at St George’s Cathedral in Perth, Western Australia.  He started his Bachelor of Music at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts before going on to a two year choral Scholarship at Worcester Cathedral.  He then became a Choral Scholar at Wells Cathedral and successfully auditioned for the Genesis Sixteen under Harry Christopher and Eamonn Dougan for the 2013/14 academic year. Currently he is studying a Bachelor of Music at King’s College London, where he sings in the Chapel Choir.  James is also studying voice under Alexander Ashworth at the Royal Academy of Music.


David Jones Baritone

David Jones studied at Oxford University and Trinity Laban, supported by the Morag Noble scholarship. Recent highlights have included playing Jesus in Jonathan Harvey’s Passion and Resurrection for the Voices of London Festival and singing on Radio 3’s In Tune with the Blossom Street Singers. He appeared as Ko-Ko in an acclaimed production of The Mikado with Co-Opera Co. in which “his deadpan sense of humour and immaculate timing proved irresistible” (Opera magazine).

He has played the title role in Hamlet and Ariel in The Tempest with Oxford Chamber Theatre, and first worked with Cantata Dramatica on the premiere of Perpetua.


Andy Armistead Bass

Andy Armistead is a low bass who came late to singing but has already begun to establish himself as a professional opera and oratorio singer, alongside his postgraduate studies at Trinity Laban, where he won the Morag Noble Award for 2014/15. Operatic roles include Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Badger/Pastor (Cunning Little Vixen) Castro (La Fanciulla del West) and Čekunov/Don Juan (From the House of the Dead). His future engagements include roles in La Traviata, La Clemenza di Tito and Tosca as well as in a première of an oratorio by Hewetson. Visit www.andyarmistead.com for more information.


Holly Cook Flute

Holly Cook studied flute with Anna Noakes and was Richard Carne Junior Fellow at Trinity Laban in 2011-12 after completing her MMus in 2009. She performs on classical flute, non-Western flutes and whistles and has performed on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and Late Junction, as well as recording on Katie Melua’s 2013 album Ketevan and with folk band Skinny Lister. Holly has also played flutes, panpipes and whistles at the Spitalfields Music Festival, in ENO’s John Cage Musicircus, and with Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory and his Moog Ensemble. Holly is currently a selected artist for Making Music’s Concert Promoter’s Group (with harpist Tamara Young).


Daniel Gea Violin

Daniel Gea studied towards his bachelor’s degree in violin in Spain with Olga Vilkomirskaia. As a chamber music player, he has represented Trinity Laban at the Britten Intercollege String Quartet Competition 2013, and was awarded the John Thompson String Quartet Prize 2013. In 2013, he won the the Vera Kantrovich Competition for Solo Strings, and was finalist at the Vivian Joseph Classical concerto competition. He studied for his MMus in violin at Trinity Laban with John Crawford on both a TCM Scholarship and a Leverhulme Orchestral Mentorship Scholarship.


Dave Malkin Guitar

Dave Malkin studied the guitar with Mark Ashford before receiving a scholarship to study at Trinity Laban under Graham Devine and Joe Townsend. He has performed alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Southbank Centre, with the Joe Townsend Quartet at St. John’s Smith Square, as co-principal of The National Youth Guitar Ensemble at The Bolivar Hall and with Phantom Of The Opera lyricist Charles Hart for a rare performance of William Walton’s Facade. He is also one third of contemporary folk trio, Tandem, who released their first album in the summer of 2013 and have supported Goldfrapp and Lau.


Adam Bushell Percussion

Adam Bushell started playing percussion at the age of 7 in his dad’s village band, and hasn’t looked back since. His musical curiosity and sense of adventure have led him to explore traditional folk music, contemporary classical music and experimental improvisation, and he has worked with musicians including Chris Wood, Steve Beresford, Michael Finnissy and Spiers & Boden.

Adam plays with a number of bands around the South East, including Duck Soup (folk) and Baby (improv) and can be found performing anywhere from the BBC Proms to tiny function rooms in pubs. He is currently researching the role of improvisation in traditional music at the University of Newcastle.


Sam James Accordion

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Raya Kostova Piano

Bulgarian pianist Raya Kostova made her concerto debut with the Bulgarian Chamber Orchestra at the age of 11. In 2009 she received the Elsie Prater Award to study at the Royal Academy of Music where she was taught by Tatiana Sarkissova.  She has performed in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues such as Cadogan Hall and Wigmore Hall and participated in many major masterclasses with acclaimed musicians. 

In 2013, Raya was awarded the Kathleen Creed and TCL scholarships for the Postgraduate Diploma course at Trinity Laban to study with Mikhail Kazakevich, and she will be continuing her studies on the Artist Diploma course next year. She performs regularly with her husband, the baritone Thomas Humphreys.


Stephen Street Double Bass

Stephen Street is a 3rd year bassist studying both jazz and classical studies. He has a wide interest in musical styles and takes great pride in being involved in as wide a range of music as possible. At first Stephen was mostly self-taught, playing bass guitar as a hobby until he left sixth form, when he started double bass and took up tuition on both instruments. He gained a full scholarship to Trinity Laban and has been thriving with the opportunities given to him. He relishes the chance to play solo repertoire and looks forward to a creative career with his own projects.


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