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Instrumental and vocal teaching staff

Julian Poore
Julian Poore

Our students receive lessons from leading instrumentalists and singers with extensive professional performance and teaching experience. Tutors work together with our Head of Classical Performance Professor David Owen Norris and Head of Jazz and Pop Performance Dan Mar-Molinero to provide an outstanding and innovative performance curriculum.

Classical and Early Music

Classical Voice Juliet Brown
  Ian Caddy
  Keith Davis
Flute Barbara Brown
Oboe Andrew Knights
Clarinet Ian Peters
Bassoon Emma Selby
Classical Saxophone Angela Space
Recorder Rebecca Miles
French Horn Ruth Spicer
Trumpet Julian Poore
Low Brass Adrian Cleverley
Piano Sylvia Bowden
  Helen Cawthorne
  Duncan Honeybourne
  David Owen Norris
Harpsichord Jane Chapman
Organ John Challenger
Percussion Dan Priest
Classical Guitar Vincent Lindsay-Clark
Harp and Clarsach Kate Ham
Violin and Baroque Violin Caroline Balding
Viola Current recruiting
'Cello Nicola Heinrich
Viola De Gamba Jonathan Manson
Double Bass Mark Frampton


Jazz, Pop & Musical Theatre

Vocals Nichola Christie
  Emilia Martensson
Flute Gareth Lochrane
Saxophone David Bitelli
  Dan Mar-Molinero
Trumpet Trevor Walker
Trombone Steve Hayes
Keys Andy Daniels
Electric Guitar Jon Gingell
Electric and Double Bass Bastien Terraz
Drum Kit Dan Priest
Folk Violin John Dipper

Selected Biographies

Classical Singing

Juliet Brown studied singing and harpsichord at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before joining the BBC Singers. As a soloist, her repertoire spanned oratorio, opera and recitals, and in contemporary music she worked with composers such as Boulez and Steve Reich. She also sang with The Sixteen, the Groupe Vocale de France and regularly as a member of the Royal Opera House chorus. She has taught and coached singers for many years and is a Visiting Professor at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music. She recently completed an MA in History of Art at the Open University.

Ian Caddy was a prize-winning student of singing at the Royal Academy of Music and later studied with Otakar Kraus. He has appeared as a principal soloist in a wide variety of operas and concerts with all of the major British opera companies and orchestras, as well as with Opera La Fenice, Houston Opera, Vancouver Opera, Opéra de Nantes, Opéra d’Angers and engagements with international festivals, orchestras and ensembles, radio and television around the world.

Keith Davis was appointed to the choir of Westminster Cathedral when still a student at the Royal College of Music. He went on to become a member the early music vocal ensemble Pro Cantione Antiqua and performed with leading musicians from the UK and Europe including internationally renowned singers Arleen Auger, Barbara Bonney, Elly Ameling, Anthony Rolf Johnson and conductors Nicolaus Harnoncourt and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.   

Keith was appointed as professor of voice at The Royal College of Music  (1981-86) and introduced Qi Qong breathing and TaiChi techniques to underpin the support system for the voice and alleviate performance anxiety. Keith has taught at the University of Southampton for many years, recently stepping down as Head of Vocal Studies. He is founder and director of Cantores Michaelis, the University of Southampton Choral Scholars.


Barbara Brown has played with most major London and regional orchestras and was a member of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra from 1991 to 1999. She now freelances with orchestras including Welsh National Opera and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and teaches Teaches at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is an examiner for the ABRSM.


Andrew Knights studied at the Royal College of Music, then in Paris at the Berlin Philharmonic Academy. He has performed with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Lyon Opera, BBC Concert Orchestra and was principal of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Bournemouth Sinfonietta from 1983 until 1999. He played all the major oboe solos while a member of the Sinfonietta and has been invited as a soloist to play in France, Germany and Italy as well as in many South American countries.

Andrew is the author of a large study book for oboists, "The Oboist's Practice Companion” and has an extensive range of teaching experience from his time at Trinity College of Music and at Southampton. Away from the oboe Andrew specialises in working, through music, with those living with dementia.


Ian Peters has been the clarinet tutor at Southampton since 1985 and was until recently Head of Woodwind studies, so brings to his teaching a breadth of experience and expertise.  Ian’s approach to teaching is holistic, in that he pays equally strong attention to both the developing musician and improving instrumentalist. Ian has previously worked extensively as a clarinettist with orchestras such as English Festival Opera, B.S.O., London Festival Orchestra, London Theatre Orchestra and Vienna Opera touring company. He is also a fully trained woodwind technician, operating an established workshop, and has considerable experience as a conductor and music director of music-theatre.

Classical Saxophone

Angela Space studied music education and saxophone performance at the University of Massachusetts before completing her MMus at Ithaca College and DMA at the University of Miami. She has performed with the Florida Philharmonic, the South Bend Symphony, The Temptations, Ensemble X, and the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, and as a soloist and chamber musician all over the world. She has taught at Florida International University, University of Miami, Indiana University, and the State University of New York at Oswego where she directed the concert band. From 2007 to 2010 Angela was the Head of Performance Studies at the University of Southampton, UK, where she continues to teach saxophone.


Rebecca Miles is one of the UK's leading Baroque Recorder specialists. She has performed and recorded well over one hundred discs with almost all of the leading London period instrument orchestras, appearing throughout Europe, as well as South America, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. She has worked with orchestras including The English Concert, The Sixteen, The Academy of Ancient Music, Collegium Musicum 90 and The Gabrieli Consort. A former Professor of Recorder at Trinity College of Music, she now teaches at Winchester College as well as giving lecture recitals and master classes.


Julian Poore became a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in 1982 following studies at the Guildhall School of Music. This post, which he still holds today, has taken him all over the world with highlights including Beethoven cycles in Salzburg and New York with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Schubert cycles in Salzburg and Japan with Claudio Abbado, Rossini operas with Abbado, Sibelius cycles in Edinburgh and Finland with Paavo Berglund, a Beethoven cycle with Sir Bernard Haitink, and the many world-class soloists he has had the privilege to accompany.

Julian’s solo repertoire includes Haydn, Hummel, Vivaldi, Neruda, Copland, Aratunian, and Shostakovitch, including a recording of the Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings with pianist Steve Robbings and the New English Orchestra.

Julian is Head of Brass at Peter Symonds College,Winchester, teaches at Winchester College, Pilgrims School, and participates in the Oratorium projects in Cluj, Romania and the Crescendo Summer Institute in Hungary.

Lower Brass

Adrian Cleverley is a busy performer who can be seen playing with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London International Orchestra and the West End's 'Wicked'. Adrian has a wide range of experience teaching all lower brass instruments.


Sylvia Bowden studied Royal Academy of Music, winning a range of prizes for solo and ensemble playing. She has performed recitals at venues including Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room.

Helen Cawthorne studied at the Royal Academy of Music, winning prizes for solo performance and piano accompaniment. Helen has performed at leading concert venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Queen Elizabeth Hall and her partnership with baritone John Barker has included BBC broadcasts, recordings and recitals throughout the UK. Helen is an ABRSM examiner and has been teaching at Southampton since 1999.

Duncan Honeybourne enjoys a diverse profile as a pianist and educator and has taught at Southampton since 2013. He has toured extensively as soloist and chamber musician, broadcasting frequently for the BBC and radio networks worldwide. His many recordings reflect his interest in 20th and 21st century British piano music.


John Challenger works as Assistant Director of Music at Salisbury Cathedral and pursues a freelance career in teaching and as a recitalist.

Classical Guitar

Vincent Lindsey-Clark won the Lanchester International Guitar Competition at 16 years old and made his London solo debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1983. International performances have including Italy, Israel, Holland, South America, Hong Kong and Australia and Vincent regularly performs on stage at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden for The Royal Ballet. He is also a long serving member of the Segovia Guitar Trio and The Modern Guitar Trio.

Vincent’s compositions for students have been used by examination boards continuously for the last 30 years and his works for professionals performed all over the world by players such as Graig Ogden, Berta Rojas, Amanda Cook, David Russell and many others.

Harp and Clarsach (Celtic Harp)

Kate Ham studied at Trinity College of Music with Sioned Williams and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Opera House. She has played with orchestras such as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician she performs with Duo Aurora (flute and harp), and as a session musician, she backed the pop band 'McFly' on their Wonderland Tour, playing electric harp for their debut Arena tour (and DVD) of the UK and Ireland. She has also performed on Strictly Come Dancing with Katherine Jenkins and Andrea Bocelli.

Violin and Baroque Violin

Caroline Balding has been described as a violinist of ‘virtuosic distinction’ (Gramophone) and as ‘a formidable soloist combining beauty of sound with infallible articulation” (La Nacion, Buenos Aires) and her extensive discography includes solo and chamber music from the 17th to 21st centuries.

As the violinist with the chamber ensembles Gemini and Lontano, amongst others, she has given recitals throughout the world at venues such as La Fenice in Venice, Wigmore Hall and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. She has given premiere performances of many works by composers such as Peter Maxwell Davies, Judith Weir, Harrison Birtwistle, Nicola Lefanu and Michael Finnissy.  As a baroque violinist she has appeared as guest leader with The English Concert, Florilegium and Hanover Band.

Caroline has wide-ranging experience in teaching and leading workshops and classes in the UK and abroad. 

Jazz, Pop and Musical Theatre Vocals

Nichola Christie trained at the Royal Academy of Music  and the Actors Centre London and has pursued an exciting and diverse singing and teaching/coaching career. Some highlights include appearance in String of Pearls, Phantom of the Opera, the BAFTA award winning sound track Claustrofomia and high profile performances of contemporary music by composers including Louis Andriessen and Pierre Boulez, and collaborated with Sachi Kumra of Clod Ensemble.  She also worked with Gareth Malone (Military Wives) to develop new theatre work using experimentation/improvisation with language, sound, and physicalisation and with writer/director Rikki Beadle Blair. Nichola’s extensive teaching experience includes coaching singers for London Records, Goldcrest Films and Really Useful Theatre Company. As well as teaching undergraduate and postgraduate vocal studies at Southampton, she is also currently coaching for Universal's Young Artists label Mercury KX.

Emilia Martenssen is a London based Swedish vocalist and composer of considerable repute. After her three latest album releases Emilia has built a well- deserved reputation as one of the most exciting young vocalists on the UK Jazz scene and she was awarded  ‘Vocalist of the Year-2016′ at The Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Her gently expressive voice and highly personal compositions are firmly rooted within the folklore and countryside of her native southern Sweden, adding to the mystique and allure of a distinctive and truly original artist.


Dave Bitelli studied saxophone at Leeds College of Music with Bill Charleson as well as having lessons with the late Gary Windo and mentoring from Elton Dean. He has a wide range of experience in jazz, pop, funk and RnB from pubs to Madison Square Gardens to session work. He is a founder member of GRES Unidos de Londres - London School of Samba, plays and arranges for The Yiddish Twist Orchestra. As well as teaching at Southampton he has taught at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Middlesex University, the London College of Contemporary Music and Dartington Summer school and is a consultant and arranger for ABRSM Jazz and Rock School


Trevor Walker studied jazz at the Royal Academy of Music before receiving a Scott PhilBrook Award to study in New York. His professional work includes Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Dean Street, WOMAD (England, Gran Canaria, Spain,), V fest, Bestival, Isle of Wight Festival and Hamburg Jazz Festival.


Andy Daniels leads a successful and multi-facted career as a jazz pianist and classical, jazz and film composer. He has played at London Jazz Festival, Vortex Jazz Club, 606 Jazz Club and at many other jazz clubs and festivals in the UK and abroad.

Electric Guitar

Jon Gingell is a guitarist and music technologist based in London, specialising in theatre and session performance.  Bands (selected): The Fontanelles, Earl Thomas, Julia Biel, Phil Gould; with performances at: London Jazz Festival, Jazz a Vienne, Cheltenham Jazz Festival; festivals appearances across Europe.  For the National Theatre: Hadestown; The Jungle; Twelfth Night,, Fela!, Nation, The Black Album, All’s Well That Ends Well. Other theatre (selected): The Welcoming Party (Ruhr Trienalle); Sunshine On Leith (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales (Shakespeare’s Globe); Something Wicked This Way Comes (Delaware Theater Company); Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air); A Pacifist’s Guide To The War On Cancer (Complicite); The Tempest (Theatre Royal Haymarket). Various galas and dep performances.

Electric and Double Bass

Bastien Terraz studied at the University of Southampton and has maintained a successful freelance performing and teaching career since 2001. Regular projects include the gypsy jazz outfit The Manusa Project and he Jonny Hepbir Trio and he also co-founded the Southampton Modern Jazz Club. Bastien is able to support the development of bassists in all styles from jazz to rock.

Drum Kit and Percussion

Dan Priest has worked professionally for more than twenty years in any number of bands, music theatre productions, world music groups and orchestras including Bournemouth Sinfonietta and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has extensive experience teaching drum kit, orchestral percussion and world percussion.

Bastien Terraz
Bastien Terraz

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