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Vivienne Olive (webpage)

Composer and joint artistic 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.  Vivienne recently retired as Professor of Music Theory at the Hochschule für Musik, Nuremberg, Germany and divides her time between Brixworth and Nuremberg. Vivienne directed the music Festival "Contempo Fest 94" in Townsville, Australia and co-founded the Brixworth Music Festival, for which she has written a number of works.     Vivienne was recently interviewed about her career by the ARCHIVE OF WOMEN IN MUSIC INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER IN FRANKFURT/MAIN, GERMANY.  You can view that interview here

Sarah Small

Sarah Small is a freelance viola da gamba player and recent graduate of the Royal College of Music, having been awarded a Master of Performance degree with Distinction.

During her studies Sarah was generously supported by the Linda Hill Scholarship, the Robert McFadzean Whyte Award, the Countess of Munster Trust, and Help Musicians UK.

She has performed across Europe as a soloist and chamber musician in venues including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, The Globe Theatre, and St Mark’s Basilica, as well as live on national and international radio. 

 

Peter Dunkley (more info)

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 Brixworth Music Festival.

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 teaches singing privately and at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and at Rugby School.  Gwion is a co-founder and former Artistic Director of the Brixworth Music Festival .

 

Chloe Willson-Thomas 

Chloe was until recently the Rector in charge of Brixworth and Holcot.  She was ordained in 2009 and served her curacy in Knighton, Leicester.  Chloe studied singing at the Royal Northern College of Music and  was a freelance classical singer, and singing teacher. She taught privately in Leicester for many years, and at Northampton High School for Girls, and Northampton Music Service. Chloe is a co-founder and former Artistic Adviser of the Festival.  Chloe is now Rector of the United Benefice of Farnham Royal with Hedgerley, near Slough.

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