Other Colleagues Along the Way

The life of a singer is not a solitary one. There are many people along the way without whom we simply cannot do our job. I’d like to acknowledge and thank my wonderfully patient and long suffering accompanists and my utterly inspiring vocal and language coaches who deepened my knowledge and understanding of the music we performed and whose wisdom, help, encouragement and support kept me going over the years. They all generously taught me so much along the way and have contributed to the person, the singer and the teacher I am today. As I reflect on these things I am bowled over that my paths have crossed with these truly inspiring people and wonderful musicians. How luck was I?


Graham Lilly (Chatelet Opera, Paris; Opera de Lyons)
Angela Livingstone (Head of singing at the Welsh College of Music).
Peter Bailey (Music Director of Pavilion Opera and a freelance accompanist in London).
Merion Powell (Chorus Master at La Monnaie, Opera de Nantes, Opera de Nancy).


Alastair Graham, Robert Sutherland, Geoffrey Parsons, Graham Johnston, Paul Hamburger, Robin Bowman, Peter Gellhorn, Leonard Hancock, Malcolm Martineau, Hester Dickson.


Tina Rutta (Italian), Paul Hamburger (German), Betty Bannerman (French), Robin Bowman (French), Galie Wheen (Russian)


Sheila Barlow, Antony Besch