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Gwion Thomas (webpage)

Gwion has been an opera and concert baritone soloist for many years and has sung principal roles for Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera and many others companies He is Co-Artistic Director of the Brixworth Music Festival


Vivienne Olive (webpage)
Composer and joint director of Brixworth Music Festival, Vivienne Olive studied piano, organ and harpsichord at Trinity College of Music, London, then music and composition at the University of York. Postgraduate studies in composition with Bernard Rands, Franco Donatoni, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati and Klaus Huber. D.Phil in Composition 1975 (University of York). Degree in harpsichord from the Freiburg Musikhochschule. Many international scholarships and prizes as well as performances and commissions in Europe, Australia and the USA.  Professor of Music Theory at the Hochschule für Musik, Nuremberg. Germany. Vivienne directed the music Festival "Contempofest 94" in Townsville, Australia and co-founded the Brixworth Music Festival, for which she has written a number of works.

Peter Dunkley (webpage)

Peter Dunkley is a formidable clarinettist and for more than 20 years was head of the award-winning Northamptonshire Music & Performing Arts Trust. . Peter conducts two local orchestras, teaches clarinet and saxophone and performs professionally as a clarinet and bass clarinettist. He is also a member of the John Clare Wind Quintet and Patron of the Brixworth Music Festival.


Graham Tear (webpage)

Graham plays flute and bassoon and is well known in Northamptonshire as a gifted teacher and leader of many local music ensembles. Twenty seven years ago he founded and still directs the Northampton Chamber Orchestra who will be performing at the Festival.  Now semi-retired, Graham remains an active teacher and musical director as well as playing with the John Clare Wind Quintet. He is Artistic Adviser to the Festival.