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The noun SmorgasChord denotes a cultural feast with numerous concerts in one day. The format of a SmorgasChord goes like this: guests may gorge on music, poetry and art till fully satiated. There is an expectation that they may still be somewhat famished in that regard...

Above: Hugo Herman Wilson and Sebastian Black perform Robert Schumann's Requiem, Op. 90, at SmorgasChord 2021.

SmorgasChord Artists 2022

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Mark Padmore

Mark has established an international career in opera, concert and recital...

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Rosa Hartley

Echéa Quartet

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Emily Earl

Emily Earl is a violinist and City Music Foundation Artist whose practice is built on diversity...

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Kirit Singh

Disciple of a leading Dhrupad vocalist, Pt. Uday Bhawalkar, Kirit performs in drupadhamār

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Andrew West

Andrew has developed partnerships with the country's leading singers...

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Jonathan Leibovitz

New YCAT artist Jonathan Leibovitz is a clarinet sensation...

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Tim Posner

Tim the first ever British prizewinner at the International Karl Davidov Competition in 2018

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Tim Crawford

Tim is an increasingly sought after instrumentalist, regularly playing across the U.K. and Europe.

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George Xiaoyuan Fu

George is an American pianist and composer...

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Alinka Rowe

Echéa Quartet

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John Myerscough

John is cellist in the internationally-acclaimed Doric Quartet...

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Donghoon Shin

Winner of the Claudio Abbado Composition Prize, Donghoon is fast becoming a composer of international renown...

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Hugo Herman Wilson

Hugo is a British baritone based in London...

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Edgar Francis

Edgar is winner of the 2021 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition

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Jasdeep Singh

Jasdeep is one of the few exponents of the jorī the world over, having studied under the leading representative of the instrument...

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Meet The SmorgasBoard...

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Eliza Millett

Co-Director

Cellist Eliza Millett is a graduate of the University of Oxford, attaining First-class Honours in Music, and of the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studied cello with Christoph Richter. Eliza has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in a number of UK venues such as Wigmore Hall, IMS Prussia Cove, St John's Smith Square and St James Piccadilly, and has taken masterclasses with international musicians such as Adrian Brendel, Colin Carr, Johannes Moser and Gary Hoffman

She is a founder member of the award-winning Echea Quartet, currently Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal College of Music and recent recipients of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Albert and Eugenie Frost Chamber Music Prize. The quartet has appeared at international festivals in Ireland, Aix-en-Provence, Argentina and at the Banff Centre in Canada, as well as performing and winning the ‘Tremplin’ award at the Philharmonie de Paris’ String Quartet Biennial (2020).

The Echéa Quartet’s dedication to new music is central to their work: they have commissioned works by UK-based composers, including Louise Drewett, Freya Waley-Cohen and Robert Laidlow, and have worked closely with Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Andrew Norman and Henning Kraggerud

 

Eliza plays on a W.E. Hill & Sons cello (2019), generously on loan from the Harrison-Frank Trust. She co-directs SmorgasChord. 

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Tilly Woodhouse

Project Co-ordinator

Tilly Woodhouse is a freelance Creative Producer and Facilitator based in London and working across the UK. A graduate with distinction from the Applied Theatre programme at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, her focus lies on wellness and the role of care in the Arts. 

 

In 2021 Tilly worked with Alexandra Palace, co-producing Rhythm Stick: We Love to Party, an online event, held for and by disabled identifying adults. She also acted as assistant director for Molly’s Masquerade, an immersive, interdisciplinary, multi-space queer community arts project in St Margaret’s House in Bethnal Green. Tilly has also worked as an assistant facilitator with Arcola Youth Theatre, for their Today I am Wiser festival.

 

With a background in education, Tilly acted as a Learning Support Assistant for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder and served as Drama Graduate for St Paul’s Boys School in 2017. 

 

Alongside her love for improvisational comedy, Tilly has performed spoken word at the Roundhouse as a semi-finalist in their poetry slam, attended workshops for Words First with BBC1Xtra and the Contact Theatre Manchester. Having studied with Second City, Monkey Toast and The Free Association Tilly has also been a guest on BBC1 Radio, improvising with Greg James, Niall Horan and Zara Larsson for Banana Stand Productions. 

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Chloé  Marquand

Graphics

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Josie Perry

Art

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Sebastian Black

Co-Director

Sebastian Black is a British / NZ musician who was born in 1996 in Colchester, UK. His music has been commissioned by Aldeburgh Music, the BBC, Mahler Foundation (for Het Concertgebouw), Cambridge University and New Music North West. Aged only 14, Kollaps, for clarinet and electronics, received its premiere at the Royal Albert Hall, London, by Jordan Black in 2010. This was followed by Five Lorca Settings (Jesus College, Cambridge, 2011), Notturno (Snape Maltings Concert Hall, 2012), and Narcissus (Manchester, 2013). More recent works have included Chrysalis (Christ Church, Oxford, 2015, subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3), Idyll-Cortège (Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, 2017) and Grand Pas de Cinq (KCL, 2018). In 2010, he won the BBC Young Composer as one of the youngest ever winners. 

 

He studied with Sir George Benjamin at King’s College London for his masters, for which he was awarded the Hilda Margaret Watts Prize. He previously studied at the University of Oxford and Chetham’s School of Music

 

He has also performed extensively as a pianist and curated music festivals in Manchester and Oxford. He co-directs SmorgasChord. 

Forthcoming projects include the (postponed) premiere of The Mosaique of the Aire, originally commissioned by the Mahler Foundation for Het Concertgebouw’s Mahler Festival 2020, in addition to the premiere of I Heard Nothing But The Roaring Sea at SmorgasChord 2021.

He is represented on SOUNZ Centre for NZ Music Toi Te Arapūoro.