Meet the team

Costa Peristianis

Costa Peristianis

Director

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

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.

Nicola Semple

Nicola Semple

Artist 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 works closely with many of Ikon Arts Manangement’s artists and is Concert Manager for Eaton Square Concerts.

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.

Jessica Hill

Jessica Hill

Artist Manager

Jessica Hill joined Ikon Arts Management in 2009 after graduating from Durham University with a BA (Hons) in Music and a postgraduate MA in Musicology.

During her time at Durham, Jessica worked as Concert Manager for Musicon, Durham's international concert series, was President of her college's music society, directed various productions and sang with many of the university's choral chamber ensembles.

Jessica works with Ikon Arts Management's vocal ensembles including Stile Antico, The King's Singers and conductor Dominic Peckham. In addition she is the Festival Manager of the London A Cappella Festival and has developed the London A Cappella brand.

Jessica is also a singer and saxophonist and thoroughly enjoys the musical offerings of London.

Hannah Marsden

Hannah Marsden

Associate 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 May 2015 and works with the company’s vocal ensembles, particularly Stile Antico, and the Eaton Square Concert Series. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the viola in chamber and orchestral settings.

Eloise Shouls

Eloise Shouls

Associate Artist Manager

Eloise graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA in Music and English Literature in 2013. At University she helped to coordinate the UK’s largest student-run charity festival, and was also on the English Department committee. As a keen musician she sang with the Birmingham University Singers for three years and played violin in the Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as performing in numerous musicals.
Eloise works with many of the Ikon Arts instrumentalists and chamber ensembles, and is also involved with the London A Cappella Festival and the Eaton Square Concert series. She is a member of the Choir of St Luke's Church, Chelsea, and Camden Symphony Orchestra.