Fair Oriana

Penelope Appleyard

...performs internationally as a soloist and ensemble singer, specialising in early music. She has performed with many of the UK's leading ensembles including the New London Consort, the Monteverdi Choir and the Taverner Consort, and has appeared on numerous recordings. She is a member of Apollo5 with whom she sings everything from early music to folk, jazz and pop. She regularly appears as a soloist in oratorio, early opera and recital, and in 2018 made her debut at Cadogan Hall. In 2018 she also released a recording of Handel's Neun Deutsche Arien to critical acclaim. She graduated with distinction from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire from which she was awarded Honorary Membership in 2019, and where she now returns occasionally as a historical vocal coach.

Angela Hicks

...is in demand as a soloist and ensemble singer, performing in concert around the UK and internationally, specialising in repertoire 'from Medieval to Mozart'. Additionally she has a passion for folk music and collaborates regularly with guitarist Tom Gamble. She sings regularly with the Monteverdi Choir (with whom she has appeared as a soloist on two recordings) Joglaresa and Dowland Works.

 

Prominent solo venues include La Scala, Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Paris Philharmonie, Barcelona Palau de la Musica, to name a few. She recently appeared in the film 'The Favourite' singing Purcell's 'Musick for a while'. She studied at Trinity College of Music.

Regular Collaborators

Angela Hicks

Harry Buckoke

...plays viola da gamba with Lux Musicae, London Dramma per Musica and Idrisi Ensemble. He appears on recordings with Fieri Consort, Chelys, Fair Oriana and Ensemble Augelletti. He has also created music for political burlesque shows, performance art, theatre, and for the Melissa West Dance Company. Harry has studied Viol with Paolo Pandolfo at Schola Cantorrum Basiliensis and has an MA in Aesthetics from NYU.

Sam Brown

...is a lutenist based in Bath, UK. He trained at the Royal College of Music under Jakob Lindberg and Charles Ramirez, and at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italia with Lorenzo Micheli. Originally a classical guitarist, he presently specialises in Renaissance music, and he is known for his sensitive performances of Elizabethan lute music, especially lute song.

Sam has performed at major venues internationally, including Wigmore Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Sala Joaquin Turina and others, and has appeared on TV and radio and some CD releases. He performs regularly as a soloist and accompanist, and with ensembles Fair Oriana and Dowland Works. He teaches at the University of Bath.

 

www.sambrownmusic.org.

Alexander Duggan

Zands is a percussionist and has worked with ensembles and artists including Lady Gaga, Michael Giacchino (with the cinematic orchestra) Sir Karl Jenkins, Kate Tempest (with Orchestrate) and Sam Lee. He is also a full-time member of band Melt Yourself Down who are signed to the Decca label. 

 

He has also worked extensively with theatre companies as a performer and musical director including: the RSC, The National Theatre, The Old Vic, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, The Royal Court and  Shakespeare’s Globe. He studied at Berklee, The Guildhall (where he now teaches) and in Havana Cuba. 

He writes original music with Louise Anna Duggan under the name Minihi and their debut release is with Deutsche Grammophon as part of their ‘Project 12’ playlist.

 

 

Alison Kinder

Alison read music at Oxford and was then given a scholarship by Trinity College of Music where she studied viol with Alison Crum, being awarded the college’s Silver Medal for Early Music Studies. She is a founder member of Chelys consort of viols where she enjoys researching and performing programmes covering all aspects of viol consort music. She has a particular interest in Renaissance viols (early viols made with no soundpost) with The Linarol Consort, who play on copies of the earliest surviving viol which now lives in the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna. Venturing into the 18th Century with a beautiful 7-string viol named Flo, Alison plays with lutenist Lynda Sayce in Apollo's Revels, a group that works with two baroque dancers and explores the characterful and expressive relationship between dance and music. Alison also has a great love of working with singers, and the affinity between the sound of the viol and the voice. She has recently been enjoying working with Musica Secreta on the newly discovered Lamentations of Jeremiah by Antoine Brumel. 

 

 

Jonatan Bougt

Swedish theorbo player and guitarist Jonatan Bougt is an alumni of the Royal College of Music, London having studied for Jakob Lindberg, Carlos Bonell and Chris Stell supported by the Musicians’ Company Lambert Scholarship. During his studies, he won both the RCM Guitar Competition (2017) and the RCM Historical Performance Competition (2019) receiving the Century Fund Prize and the Richard III Prize. Jonatan has performed in venues like Centro Cultural Justicia Federal (Brazil), Große Universitätsaula Salzburg, Stockholm Concert Hall, Shakespeare Globe, Royal Festival Hall, Queen’s Gallery as well as radio and TV appearances. Jonatan is currently enjoying a residency at the Handel & Hendrix House as a Handel House Talent artist 2019-2021.

www.jonatanbougt.com

Photo credit: Handel & Hendrix

 

 

Sam Brown

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