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Welcome to Davies Music

Davies Music provides international management for singers, including specialists in early music and historically informed performance and contemporary music.  Our artists include virtuoso period wind Ensemble Marsyas directed by the bassoonist Peter Whelan.

Davies Music runs Concert Directory International, which has been providing vocal soloists throughout the UK and abroad for over 35 years with repertoire ranging from Monteverdi through the Bach Passions, to Verdi and Mahler and on to the 21st century.

 

"Can I take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for your terrifically professional help and support in choosing and booking soloists for our concerts."    Helen Gillie, York Musical Society, June 2015

 

What's happening

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Brian Bannatyne-Scott in Aix - video of Britten Midsummer Night's Dream

This summer Brian Bannatyne-Scott sang the role of... READ MORE

Posted on August 26th 2015

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Ben Thapa - "thrilling" in Rachmaninov Vespers with Huddersfield Choral Society

Planet Hugill reviewed Huddersfield Choral Society's... READ MORE

Posted on July 23rd 2015

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Blowing our own trumpet - a Davies Music fanfare

Here's a list of the 45 promoters who have used our... READ MORE

Posted on July 23rd 2015

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Alex Ashworth: Times review "Forthright clarity. Practised skill."

The first sung note in the City of London Festival's... READ MORE

Posted on July 21st 2015

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Andrew Mayor in Japan

Andrew Mayor is heading to Japan next week for three... READ MORE

Posted on July 16th 2015

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Tenor Christopher Lemmings joins Davies Music

We are delighted to announce that the tenor... READ MORE

Posted on July 7th 2015

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Christopher Lemmings in Unsuk Chin's Alice in Wonderland on Radio 3

This Sunday, 12 July BBC Radio 3 broadcasts the UK... READ MORE

Posted on July 7th 2015

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Peter Whelan and the soundscape of 18th century Dublin - online interview

Peter Whelan and Ensemble Marsyas recently gave the... READ MORE

Posted on July 3rd 2015

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Ensemble Marsyas Fasch - a stream of unalloyed listening pleasure - Early Music Today

The June - August issue of Early Music Today carries... READ MORE

Posted on June 23rd 2015

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Katie Trethewey's stunning voice: Carmina Burana with Birmingham Royal Ballet

Katie Trethewey is soloist at the Birmingham... READ MORE

Posted on June 18th 2015

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Esther Brazil sings for Bach

Esther Brazil tells me that she was part of the... READ MORE

Posted on June 18th 2015

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QEH triumph with Ben Thapa and Njabulo Madlala

We were very happy to receive great feedback from the... READ MORE

Posted on June 12th 2015

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Pippa Goss and Clare McCaldin - new CD release

Pippa Goss and Clare McCaldin are soloists on the new... READ MORE

Posted on June 11th 2015

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Peter Whelan - new recording of Mozart Bassoon Concerto on Hyperion

Peter Whelan is soloist in a new recording of... READ MORE

Posted on June 11th 2015

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New Kirsty Hopkins review in Gramophone

Kirsty Hopkins has received another glowing review,... READ MORE

Posted on June 1st 2015

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Kirsty Hopkins on tour with I Fagiolini and Betrayal

Universal praise from the critics for the singing in... READ MORE

Posted on May 29th 2015

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York Elijah - review quoted in Classical Music newsletter

James Whittle of York Press was fulsome in his praise... READ MORE

Posted on May 27th 2015

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Clare McCaldin - new Hugh Wood CD

Clare McCaldin has released a new CD of songs by Hugh... READ MORE

Posted on May 14th 2015

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Kirsty Hopkins joins I Fagiolini for their

Kirsty Hopkins joins I Fagiolini for their... READ MORE

Posted on May 12th 2015

Esther Brazil stood out for her honeyed tone and quick, pleasing vibrato New York review

Esther Brazil has been on tour in the US with the... READ MORE

Posted on May 6th 2015

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Robyn Allegra Parton is Peg in The Virtues of Things at the ROH Linbury

Robyn Allegra Parton is singing the role of Peg in... READ MORE

Posted on May 6th 2015

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Susanna Fairbairn sings Messiaen Poèmes pour Mi

Susanna Fairbairn sings Messiaen's Poèmes pour Mi in... READ MORE

Posted on April 22nd 2015

New reviews for Susanna Fairbairn - London Handel Festival 2015

Susanna Fairbairn was Margery in Lampe's The Dragon... READ MORE

Posted on April 22nd 2015

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Esther Brazil on tour in US with Monteverdi Choir - Monteverdi L'Orfeo

Esther Brazil is singing the role of Ninfa in... READ MORE

Posted on April 20th 2015

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Katie Trethewey new photos and review

Katie Trethewey has new photos and a new review of Ex... READ MORE

Posted on April 9th 2015

Step in number 1 - Christopher Steele for Bob Chilcott St John Passion

Already booked for Bob Chilcott's St John Passion in... READ MORE

Posted on April 9th 2015

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Step in number 2 - Natalie Montakhab sings Gretel for WNO

Natalie Montakhab has been covering Gretel for WNO's... READ MORE

Posted on April 9th 2015

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Philippa Hyde soloist on BBC 2 tv

Philippa Hyde was soloist in Mozart's Coronation Mass... READ MORE

Posted on April 5th 2015

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Esther Brazil and Alex Ashworth on tour with Monteverdi Choir

Esther Brazil and Alex Ashworth are soloists in... READ MORE

Posted on March 24th 2015

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juice vocal ensemble perform at ISM Conference on 31 March

For the ISM's 2015 Conference "Make Music Work" on... READ MORE

Posted on March 20th 2015

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Anita Watson sings Pamina for WNO Magic Flute in Cardiff and on tour

Anita Watson is singing the role of Pamina in Welsh... READ MORE

Posted on February 27th 2015

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Tenor Steven Harrold joins Davies Music

We are delighted to welcome tenor Steven Harrold to... READ MORE

Posted on February 25th 2015

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juice vocal ensemble on BBC Radio 3 The Verb tonight, Friday 20 February

juice vocal ensemble are performing on BBC Radio 3's... READ MORE

Posted on February 20th 2015

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Esther Brazil "a very fine Dido indeed" - reviews

Esther Brazil has been singing Dido in Purcell’s Dido... READ MORE

Posted on February 18th 2015

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Robyn Allegra Parton to sing Barbarina in ROH Figaro this autumn

We are delighted to hear that Robyn Allegra Parton... READ MORE

Posted on February 11th 2015

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Charlotte Mobbs is soloist for The Sixteen's Monteverdi Vespers

Soprano Charlotte Mobbs is one of the soloists with... READ MORE

Posted on January 26th 2015

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Jill Davies to act as judge in Clare College Singing Competition

Jill Davies has been invited to act as a judge in the... READ MORE

Posted on January 26th 2015

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Two well-established singers join Davies Music - Matthew Minter and Andrew Mayor

We are pleased to announce that the tenor Matthew... READ MORE

Posted on January 20th 2015

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Una Barry in recital - Ilkley and Bradford

On Friday 6 March, 12.30pm at St Margaret’s, Ilkley... READ MORE

Posted on January 18th 2015

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Simon Wall CD with La Nuova Musica - listen on Spotify

Simon Wall features on a new CD from La Nuova Musica... READ MORE

Posted on January 9th 2015

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Ensemble Meridiana in Nottingham and Totnes

Ensemble Meridiana are in the UK for two concerts... READ MORE

Posted on November 4th 2014

Jonathan Sells in residence at Aldeburgh with Solomon's Knot

Jonathan Sells is currently in residence at Aldeburgh... READ MORE

Posted on October 24th 2014

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Clare McCaldin at the Canterbury Festival and St Martin in the Fields

Clare McCaldin joins Nova Opera for a further... READ MORE

Posted on October 24th 2014

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Natalie Montakhab review "All eyes are on Musetta - an engaging performance from Montakhab"

There's a new online 5 star review from READ MORE

Posted on October 6th 2014

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Njabulo Madlala in Lithuania

Here's a photo of Njabulo on stage during his recent... READ MORE

Posted on September 16th 2014

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Robyn Allegra Parton sings Brahms Requiem - new YouTube video

Listen to the beautiful singing of Robyn Allegra... READ MORE

Posted on September 16th 2014

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Njabulo Madlala at the Ripon International Festival

Njabulo Madlala gives a recital at the Ripon... READ MORE

Posted on September 10th 2014

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juice on tour and new CD with David Thomas Broughton

juice vocal trio are releasing a new CD with... READ MORE

Posted on September 10th 2014

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Exciting new singers join Davies Music - soprano Anita Watson and baritone Njabulo Madlala

We are delighted to announce two new singers to... READ MORE

Posted on August 18th 2014

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Clare McCaldin joins RSNO/Knussen for Edinburgh Festival opening concert

Clare McCaldin is soloist in Debussy's Le Martyre de... READ MORE

Posted on August 7th 2014

Three Choirs Festival this week - Ruth Holton and Steven Devine

Ruth Holton was soprano soloist in last night's Three... READ MORE

Posted on July 30th 2014

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Ensemble Marsyas new Fasch CD on BBC Radio 3 CD Review Saturday 12 July

The new Fasch CD from Ensemble Marsyas is featured on... READ MORE

Posted on July 11th 2014

Brian Bannatyne-Scott is Jack Hubbard in French premiere of Dr Atomic

Brian Bannatyne-Scott sang the role of Jack Hubbard... READ MORE

Posted on July 8th 2014

Ensemble Marsyas launch their new CD

Ensemble Marsyas launch their new CD of music by... READ MORE

Posted on June 22nd 2014

June Highlights

The London Handel Players return to the International... READ MORE

Posted on June 1st 2014

May Highlights

Elizabeth Kenny joins Robin Blaze for a recital at... READ MORE

Posted on May 1st 2014

April Highlights

Highlights of the London Handel Festival this month –... READ MORE

Posted on April 1st 2014

March Highlights

Always one of our busiest months… Adrian... READ MORE

Posted on March 1st 2014

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A new soundclip and a set of new programmes from the Revolutionary Drawing Room

Listen to a clip from the RDR’s forthcoming CD on the... READ MORE

Posted on February 20th 2014

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New programme from The Dufay Collective - Singing for Courage

Songs of military exploits, love, loss, imprisonment... READ MORE

Posted on February 19th 2014

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Miriam Allan “held Monday’s audience spellbound” - Financial Times review

The Financial Times reviewed Australian Pinchgut... READ MORE

Posted on February 13th 2014

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juice vocal trio release single for Valentine’s Day

Ahead of the release of their new CD Laid Bare later... READ MORE

Posted on February 5th 2014

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Una Barry recital, 11 February – and Verdi Requiem in Malvern, 29 March

Una Barry will give a recital with organist Simon... READ MORE

Posted on February 5th 2014

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Elizabeth Kenny directs Charpentier Actéon at Wigmore Hall

Elizabeth Kenny directs her ensemble Theatre of the... READ MORE

Posted on December 4th 2013

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Esther Brazil is featured artist at Brighton Early Music Festival

Esther Brazil is a featured young artist at this... READ MORE

Posted on October 23rd 2013

Featured Artists

Anita Watson

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After completing a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australian soprano Anita Watson graduated with honours from the Australian Opera Studio.  She was a member of the Cologne Opera Studio 2006-7 and the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the...

Matthew Minter

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English tenor Matthew Minter was educated at The Windsor Boys’ School where he excelled in music.  His passion for singing developed at an early age when he became a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and then the World Youth Choir. He continued his...

Ensemble Marsyas

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“…The Ensemble Marsyas impresses me with their nimble fingers in the breakneck Sonata No. 5, but it’s the group’s nuance that’s transfixing…The players are audibly intelligent, at once humorous and illuminating…”

BBC Music Magazine

Formed in 2011 to explore the...

Andrew Mayor

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Andrew Mayor was born in Manchester and studied at the Royal Academy of Music where he received various prizes.

Andrew has performed oratorio and concerts with choral societies and groups around the UK.  Appearances include Acis and Galatea with the City of London...

Christopher Lemmings

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"total authority and conviction."
Peter Dickinson, Gramophone

The British tenor Christopher Lemmings studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  He made his Covent Garden debut as Stingo in Nicholas Maw’s Sophie’s Choice under Sir Simon Rattle, consequently...