Jake Snowdon

SJake Snowdon - Tenor Singer/Actor.  Studied with Keith Davis at the University of Southampton.  Jake is a versatile actor-musician who trained at the Guildford School of Acting and has a BA in Music from Southampton University. He is a tenor singer (classical, musical theatre and contemporary), pianist and guitarist. Jake was a choral scholar with Cantores Michaelis and has sung with professional choirs Blossom Street and The Mozart Festival Chorus. Jake has been teaching privately and with other organisations for several years. He currently works at Chinthurst school as choirmaster and music teacher. In concert his professional engagements include soloist work for Witt Studio's 'Beyond The Mask', Handel's Messiah and a world premiere of Michael Finnissy's completion of Mozart's Requiem. Jake has worked with several theatre organisations as an actor-musician including Theatre Exchange, Rainbow Theatre, Conn-Artists Theatre Co. and Stem Collective. Jake has taken additional training short courses with LAMDA, Act Up, Abingdon, Barefoot Opera and Body Opera.

Andrew Hamilton

British Baritone Andrew Hamilton is in his first year on the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s Opera School programme, studying with John Evans. Previously he completed the Masters of Music course, also at the Guildhall School. He also completed an undergraduate degree in music at the University of Southampton, where he was a choral scholar, studying with Ian Caddy and Keith Davis. Recent performances and highlights include the role of Diener in Capriccio as a 2018 Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera, where he also appeared as chorus in Die Zauberflöte.. He is appearing as Starveling in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, also at the Guildhall School.​Andrew was the winner of the 2017 English Song prize at the Guildhall School. He is a Horner's Becker Scholar and is generously supported by the Worshipful Company of Horners.
Andrew very recently made an appearance in semi-final of the prestigous Kathleen Ferrier award.

Anna Mclachlan

Anna Mclachlan Mezzo-soprano Opera & Concert singer  from London and has recently completed her studies for a Masters in Vocal Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, under the tuition of Alison Wells and Robert Bottriell. Whilst there, she participated in the English National Opera Mentor Scheme. Prior to this, she studied English and Music at the University of Southampton, where a she was a choral scholar with Cantores Michaelis, directed by Keith Davis. Anna was a Young Artist with Bury Court Opera, performing as a Mad Voice and covering the title role in the premiere of Mad King Suibhne (Noah Mosley), directed by Ella Marchment. Solo engagements include solos in Vivaldi's Gloria and Haydn's Nelson Mass, in Exeter Cathedral, performing folk songs by Berio at the Southbank Centre as part of the Rest is Noise Festival, participation in Eugene Asti’s Richard Strauss project, the alto solo (Cantata BWV 161, J.S Bach), directed by Steven Devine at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel and recitals at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, St Martin within Ludgate, London and Claygate Music Festival. Future engagements include Orfeo/Co-director in Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) with Grassroots Opera.

Leila Zanette

Leila Zanette - Mezzo Soprano Opera & Concert singer. Studied with Keith Davis Leila is a Mezzo-soprano of English and Italian origin. She was born and grew up in Kenya before moving to the UK to pursue her higher education in music at the University of Southampton. She is currently studying at the Royal Academy Opera, with Sarah Walker, and highly acclaimed accompanist Joseph Middleton. Performances with the Royal Academy of Music vocal faculty opera scenes include Lucretia in Britten’s, ‘The Rape of Lucretia,’ Mrs Quickly, in Vaughn Williams’, ‘Sir John in Love,’ The Minsk Woman in Dove’s ‘Flight’ and Suzy in Puccini’s, ‘La Rondine. During this time she performed in master-classes with one of Britain’s leading opera singers, Rosalind Plowright, and vocal coach Mary King. Leila is kindly supported by the PF Charitable Trust Award, The Patricia Kris Wolfe Prize and the Josephine Baker Trust