Meet the team

Costa Peristianis

Costa Peristianis

Director, Ikon Arts Management

Costa Peristianis has worked in the music industry for over 20 years both in the Classical and World Music fields. He has toured groups extensively in the UK and abroad whilst as Manager of C7M World, and he worked as Education Manager for the Genius of the Violin Festival, based at the Royal Academy of Music.

Costa has gained a reputation for successfully revitalising artists' careers through his managerial artistic vision and enviable diary management.

He has always had a particular interest in vocal and a cappella ensembles, and sings with several professional choirs, including the Oxford Camerata, Exaudi, and Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, where he graduated with a degree in music.

Holly Skelton

Holly Skelton

Director, Ikon Arts Management

Holly Skelton graduated with a degree in Music from Durham University, where she was Director of the Chapel Choir of St Hild & St Bede. After working in event management and corporate sponsorship for Northern Ballet, Holly worked as an artists' assistant at Clarion/Seven Muses. Since working with the Swingle Singers and the subsequent Ikon Arts Management artists, she has been instrumental in the promotion and publicity of successful UK and foreign tours, educational events, and special projects. Holly has developed close working relationships with many international artists and ensembles, promoters and agents.

Holly has previously sung with the Choir of St Martin in the Fields, the London Finzi Consort, and Chandos Chamber Choir.

Robin Tyson

Robin Tyson

Head of Artist Management, Edition Peters Group

Robin Tyson began the artist management company at Edition Peters in 2011, having had an international performing career as a countertenor for the previous 20 years. As a student he sang with the choir of King’s College Cambridge before singing across Europe, the USA and Asia as a soloist in concerts and on the opera stage. His solo recordings include those on the award-winning SDG label, which released all of Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Bach Cantata interpretations. Robin went on to build up a huge amount of knowledge and experience as a member of The King’s Singers, with whom he won a Grammy® Award as performer/producer in 2009 and MIDEM Award in 2010 for best performance on DVD. From 2009-2011 he was Head of Artistic Planning at Gabrieli Consort and Players. Robin specialises in managing the careers of vocal ensembles, singers, conductors and composers, working closely with publishers and record labels. Robin leads the choral music publishing across the Edition Peters Group.

Nicola Semple

Nicola Semple

Artist and Projects Manager

Nicola Semple started working at Ikon Arts Management in 2007 after graduating with a degree in music from Durham University where she was a choral scholar and chapel choir tour manager at University College. Nicola manages the London A Cappella Festival and Eaton Square Concerts, as well as working closely with many of the company's artists.

In 2008 Nicola took a year out to study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she gained a distinction in performance. She now sings at St Olave's Hart Street and for various solo and ensemble engagements.

Hannah Marsden

Hannah Marsden

Artist Manager

Hannah Marsden graduated from the University of Warwick with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics in 2010. Whilst at Warwick she worked as a Steward at the Warwick Arts Centre and was President of the University Symphony Orchestra, which led her into a career in Arts Management after graduation.

After a period in the Marketing department of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hannah worked for Cambridge-based artist management companies Hazard Chase and Percius. She has worked with groups such as The Tallis Scholars and I Fagiolini, and baroque violinist Rachel Podger, organised UK and overseas tours, and managed various concerts.

Hannah joined Ikon Arts Management in 2015 and works with the company’s vocal ensembles and conductors. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the viola in chamber and orchestral settings.

Eloise Shouls

Eloise Shouls

Associate Artist Manager

Eloise joined Ikon Arts Management in 2014 and helps to manage many of the Ikon Arts instrumentalists and chamber ensembles, and also the London A Cappella Festival and the Eaton Square Concert series. A soprano and violinist, she is a member of Chantage Choir and Camden Symphony Orchestra.

Eloise graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA in Music and English Literature in 2013, and worked in PR for a year before moving into the world of artist management.

At University she helped to coordinate the UK’s largest student-run charity festival, and was also on the English Department committee. She sang with the Birmingham University Singers for three years and played violin in the Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as performing in numerous musicals and chamber ensembles.

Kate Shaw

Kate Shaw

Assistant Artist Manager

Kate studied music at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge where she was also a choral scholar. During her time at university, she was heavily involved in the college music society, directing the weekly recital series, and in other university-wide musical activities.

She has worked as administrative and pastoral staff for various summer schools, including those organised by the Royal School of Church Music, the Royal College of Organists and Eton Choral Courses, most recently as the administrator of the RSCM’s Millennium Youth Choir.