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José Aparicio


José Aparicio, musical director, conductor, tenor.

José Aparicio was born in Alicante, Spain. He studied flute and music in Alicante and after graduation he began his career as a professional flute player becoming principal flute in the Chamber Orchestra of Elche and Symphonic Orchestra of Alicante.

He auditioned successfully for and went on to complete the Post Diploma Orchestral Training Course, as a flautist, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1999. The following year he began his studies of singing, making direct entry into the second year of the undergraduate singing course, which he completed in 2002.

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Anna Pierard


Anna Pierard, mezzo-soprano.
Anna Pierard, mezzo-soprano.

Originally from Napier, Anna completed the two-year opera course De Nieuwe Opera Academie in Amsterdam. There she performed several roles to great acclaim, including Hermia in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, under Lukas Vis; Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina, under Richard Eggar; Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and Zita in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, both under Jeremy Carnall.

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