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JULIEN VAN MELLAERTS
Baritone / Organiser
Since winning the Wigmore Competition and Kathleen Ferrier Competitions in 2017, Julien has carved out a stellar career throughout Europe.
Claire Egan is known for vocal brilliance and a strong stage presence and was the winner of the Premio Lirico Internazionale Piero Boni and the Dame Joan Sutherland Encouragement Award.
Harry Grigg studies at The Royal College of Music. He was a Dame Malvina Major Foundation Studio Artist with NZ Opera and a member of the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Singers Development Programme.
Tongan tenor Filipe Manu is currently on the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where in the 2018/19 season made his company debut as Hippolyt in Phaedra.
Known for his electrifying stage presence, Phillip Rhodes is in huge demand in Europe and his Royal Opera House Debut as Escamillo in Carmen in the 2018/19 Season.
Soprano / Organiser
A regular at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Madeleine has been based in London for 15 years and has enjoyed a diverse international career as a freelance opera singer.
Christie Cook is a graduate of the University of Otago and the Wales International Academy of Voice. She has sung with Grange Park Opera and the Monteverdi Choir.
Motueka-born Soprano, Carleen Ebbs was a London Handel Singing competition finalist, a Britten Pears Young Artist and has worked with the major UK Opera companies.
Winner of the 1st Prize at the Sir Georg Solti International Conductors Competition, Tianyi Lu is the inaugural Female-Conductor-in-Residence with the Welsh National Opera and is in demand globally.