Anna Robinson

Anna, based in the North East, trained in Design for Stage at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Other credits include Where Do We Belong, Northern Stage, Turning Points, Live Theatre, Chicken Licken: A TaleJam, regional tour, Christmas Crackers, Live Theatre and The Untitled, Tristan Bates Theatre.

Ryedale Festival Community Chorus

Led by Em Whitfield Brooks, this chorus was put together specifically for After Winter, with members of several amateur choirs from North Yorkshire. Em Whitfield Brooks works with professionals, amateurs, individuals and groups of all sizes, ages and abilities, from all backgrounds and across all sectors. Her quest, using elements of theatre, music, voice, mindfulness […]

Genesis Sixteen

“Genesis Sixteen has become an integral part of what The Sixteen does and the quality of young singers remains incredibly high. We want to recruit from the widest possible geographical and social backgrounds to help secure a vibrant future for choral singing in this country. We are, as always, indebted to The Genesis Foundation for […]

Hazel Gould

Hazel Gould is a writer, director and workshop leader who specialises in the creation of new opera. At the core of all of Hazel’s work is her belief that art has the power to change and enhance lives. Her work as a librettist and director is based on collaborative practice, and she creates work both […]

Christopher Glynn

Christopher Glynn is a Grammy award-winning pianist and accompanist. He is also Artistic Director of the Ryedale Festival, programming around 60 events each year in the many beautiful and historic venues of Ryedale, North Yorkshire. Described by The Times as having ‘beauties and insights aplenty’ and praised in Gramophone for his ‘breathtaking sensitivity’, Chris performs […]

Errollyn Wallen

Errollyn Wallen’s output includes eighteen operas and two large scale works for the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games for London 2012 broadcast to a billion people around the world. Her latest large scale work, THIS FRAME IS PART OF THE PAINTING for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, is a BBC Proms commission and was performed by […]

Brodsky Quartet

Gina McCormack & Ian Belton, violin Paul Cassidy, viola – Jacqueline Thomas, cello Since forming in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet have performed over 3,000 concerts on the major stages of the world and have released more than 70 recordings. A natural curiosity and an insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in a number […]

John Fulljames

John is Director of Opera at the Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen, and former Associate Director of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He was a co-founder and Artistic Director of The Opera Group. Recent productions include: Nixon in China (Copenhagen Opera House), Orphée et Euridice (Teatro alla Scala and The Royal Opera House), Street Scene […]

Roderick Williams OBE

Roderick Williams is one of the most sought after baritones of his generation and performs a wide repertoire from baroque to contemporary music in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital. He enjoys relationships with all the major UK opera houses and has sung world premieres of operas by, among others, David […]