Hi Res HeadshotPenelope Appleyard graduated with Distinction from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and now performs as a soloist and consort singer predominantly in the field of early music.  She has performed at prestigious venues throughout the UK and internationally with ensembles including The New London Consort, The Monteverdi Choir, The Tavener Consort, Armonico Consort, Wiener Akademie, The London Bach Singers, Arcangelo and the Royal Shakespeare Comany, also appearing on several recordings.  Roles have included Mopsa (Fairy Queen) at Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Cupid (Venus & Adonis), Dorinda (The Tempest) Shepherdess & Siren (King Arthur), Bonvica (Bonduca), Pallas (judgement of Paris), Cupid (King Arthur) in the Brighton Early Music Festival and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) alongside Roderick Williams.  She appears regularly in concert and recital, having performed as a soloist at venues including Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square and Bridgewater Hall.  Concert engagements have included Arne Alfred with Steven Devine (Linden Baroque), Monteverdi Vespers 1610 with Laurence Cummings and Bach B  Minor Mass at the Bath Bach Fest and Bologna Festival.  She particularly loves chamber music and is soprano soloist with period ensemble Florisma with whom she has recorded Handel’s Neun Deutsche Arien released in 2017.  She sings regularly with lutenist Hector Sequera and with the ensemble Dowland Works led by Dame Emma Kirkby.  Additionally she sings with acclaimed A Cappella ensemble Apollo5.  www.penelopeappleyard.co.uk

Hetti 8 black and white cropped 1280 pxHetti Price is quickly earning a reputation as an outstanding soloist, chamber musician and continuo player. She studied at Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of Adrian Brendel, Richard Lester, Richard Jenkinson, Alexander Baillie, Joseph Crouch and Henrik Persson, where she won every available competition. She regularly performs in differing venues across the UK, which include intimate chamber music society venues, and larger establishments such as The Southbank Centre in London, and Birmingham Town Hall. As soloist she has performed live on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’, and after successfully winning the UK Delius competition, has been asked to record the Delius Double Concerto. She plays a wide variety of period instruments including the baroque, classical and modern cello, the bass violin, the viola da gamba and the arpeggione. She is currently involved in researching the bass violin and its role in England.  www.hettiprice.co.uk

RFM_1144 - Version 2Michelle Holloway studied Recorders at the Birmingham Conservatoire, gaining a First Class Honours degree under the tuition of Ross Winters and Annabel Knight. During this time Michelle also studied at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels.  She currently plays with an eclectic range of ensembles, ranging from Early Music to contemporary folk. She has performed live on BBC Radio 3, as well as at venues across Europe including King's Place and the Cadogan Hall in London, Birmingham's Symphony Hall, and a huge variety of folk clubs and festivals.  Michelle is passionate about sharing music with others, and is a dedicated community musician and recorder teacher. Based in Birmingham, she enjoys working with young people and adults alike, and runs her own teaching practice. In addition she teaches in schools throughout Birmingham, and also at the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire. As a conductor, she works with the National Youth Recorder Orchestra and the Heart of England Recorder Orchestra.