Conductor: Dom Wells

After a first-class B.Mus at Royal Holloway, University of London, he also gained an M.Mus. He then spent a year working (and living) at Westminster Cathedral, before working for a PhD, aided by a Doctoral Fellowship from Durham University. The PhD was awarded in 2012 for a thesis on the concept of retrospection in the music of James MacMillan, specifically with regard to religious, political and musical traditions. He has published book chapters and papers on the music of MacMillan, Thomas Adès and David Lang, and his research interests include issues of modernism and postmodernism, religious music (both liturgical and non-liturgical), and the contemporary British music scene. He writes for ABRSM publications and record companies including Naxos and Ondine, and is primarily a lead producer at BBC Radio 3.  

Accompanist: Kathryn Bartlett

Kathryn was first a junior exhibitioner at Trinity College of Music and then joined the young musicians course at Kingsway - Princeton College. She studied for her BA degree in music at Colchester Institute, specialising in performance and studying piano with Clifford Evans. Then she did a post-graduate course in accompaniment at Trinity College, studying under Christine Croshaw. Kathryn has given many recitals with singers and instrumentalists at venues such as Southwark Cathedral, The Churchill Theatre, Burgh House and Leighton House. She has appeared in Masterclass with accompanist Roger Vignoles and Geoffrey Pratley and in recital with Willard White and with the soprano Ann Musial with whom she works regularly. She teaches the piano at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School and Bexley Music Centre, teaches privately and is a freelance accompanist.