Kate Royal

Kate Royal is the winner of the 2004 Kathleen Ferrier Award. She has sung Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) for the Glyndebourne Festival and Woglinde in Das Rheingold under Sir Simon Rattle at the BBC Proms. Opera engagements include Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for the Glyndebourne Festival and Teatro Real Madrid, …

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is one of Europe’s leading symphony orchestras. Formed in 1891 as the Scottish Orchestra, the company became the Scottish National Orchestra in 1950, and was awarded Royal Patronage in 1977. Many renowned conductors have contributed to its success, including Sir John Barbirolli, Walter Susskind, Sir …

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The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the oldest concert-giving organisations in the world, and the second oldest in Britain. The origins of its concert series date back to the formation of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, which administers it, in 1840. The Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, as it was …

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Royal Northern Sinfonia

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead, is the UK’s only full-time chamber orchestra and the leading professional orchestra in the North East. Since its inception in 1958, it has built a distinctive reputation as a fresh-thinking and versatile orchestra, performing with a trademark zest and stylistic virtuosity. It is …

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Elena Ruehr

Elena Ruehr was born in rural Michigan, was taught the piano by her mother, and began composing as a child. Having studied composition with William Bolcom at the University of Michigan and with Vincent Persichetti and Bernard Rands at Juilliard (where she earned her doctorate), her music reveals a wide …

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