Marlis Petersen, soprano

Who or what inspired you to take up singing and pursue a career in music? The real vocation to become a singer happened when I joined the church choir in our little town in the South of Germany. The music I encountered was so beautiful and pure that I felt drawn to it and to…

Varda Kotler, soprano

I admire great singers who are also great musicians, such as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau whose every performance is a masterpiece! Ian Bostridge and Anne Sofie von Otter offer countless nuances and a strong statement. Listening to Emma Kirkby is an aesthetic experience and Anthony Rolfe Johnson’s work is moving and so full of emotion. My favourite conductor is Simon Rattle.

Anna Cavaliero, soprano

Don’t be afraid to explore other things……All our life experience feeds into what we do and how we can create and convey music with true feeling

Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano

My musical heart is definitely in baroque music – anything from Purcell to Handel to Bach makes me feel entirely at home. I’ve always been completely at one with the style and harmonies of the baroque period, and there’s nothing from that age that I wouldn’t love singing.