Artists

Ikon Arts Management presents some of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, chamber ensembles and soloists. Our artists include internationally established soloists and ensembles, as well as some of today's most inspiring young talent.

Vocal Ensembles —

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

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a world-class choral group

The Straits Times

Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1972, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world.

Ex Cathedra

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brilliantly virtuosic and committed

The Telegraph

Ex Cathedra has established an international reputation as one of the UK's leading choirs and Early Music ensembles, comprising specialist choir, vocal consort, period-instrument orchestra and thriving education programme.

Stile Antico

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One of the world’s great vocal ensembles

Vancouver Sun

Stile Antico is an ensemble of young British singers, now established as one of the most original and exciting new voices in its field.

The Real Group

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At the core of this quintet's repertoire are the standards on which every jazz artist, foreign or domestic, eventually must prove his mettle.

Chicago Tribune

Undoubtedly one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music today, The Real Group's unbeatable combination of its trademark sound, insatiable humour and audience engagement defines this ground-breaking Swedish group.

The King’s Singers

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The superlative vocal sextet

The Times

Acclaimed for their life-affirming virtuosity and irresistible charm, The King's Singers are in global demand. Their work - synonymous with the best in vocal ensemble - appeals to a vast international audience

Instrumentalists & Conductors —

Piano

Andreas Boyde

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Andreas Boyde is more than just a pianist: he is an explorer of meaning as well as a musicologist and passionate performer - a rare combination.

Crescendo Magazine

Hailed by the critics as “Monsieur 100,000 Volts”, pianist Andreas Boyde’s performances have electrified audiences worldwide. His recitals in renowned concert venues and appearances as soloist have secured his reputation as an esteemed pianist.

Peter Donohoe

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I cannot imagine a living pianist capable of improving upon Donohoe’s outstanding artistry

Robert Matthew-Walker, Musical Opinion

Since his success as joint winner of the 1982 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Peter has gained international renown as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique.

Janina Fialkowska

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Indeed, lesser mortals may well weep with envy at such unfaltering authority. She has done her one time mentor, Arthur Rubinstein, proud.

GRAMOPHONE

Beloved the world over for her exquisite pianism, Janina Fialkowska has enchanted audiences for over thirty years with her glorious lyrical sound and her profound sense of musical integrity.

Noriko Ogawa

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…pianism of the highest order

The Times

Noriko Ogawa has achieved considerable renown throughout the world. Appearing with all the major European, Japanese and US orchestras, as well as an extensive discography with BIS Records, Noriko’s highly acclaimed performances set her apart from her contemporaries.

Piano Duo

Peter Donohoe & Noriko Ogawa

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Peter Donohoe and Noriko Ogawa, two of Britain’s finest pianists, collaborate again to reaffirm their highly regarded working relationship, performing a wide variety of repertoire for two pianos.

Clarinet

Michael Collins

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Brilliant playing in every sense

Classic FM

As a leading conductor and exponent of the clarinet, Michael Collins is one of the most complete musicians of his generation.

Saxophone

Amy Dickson

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Dickson has an individual and unusual tone, luscious, silky smooth, sultry and voluptuous by turns; her phrasing is beautifully finished, her control of dynamic infinitely subtle".

Gramophone

Twice GRAMMY-nominated Amy Dickson made history by becoming the first saxophonist and the first Australian to win a Classic Brit Award, as 2013 MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Flute

Katherine Bryan

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“Exuberance of spirit coupled with the mellowness of her golden timbre lend […] a lightness, energy and mellifluous fluency, with the rich sonority of her flute’s lower register coming into its own…”

Gramophone

One of the world's most outstanding young flute soloists, Katherine Bryan is known for her virtuosic, expressive performances and exceptionally rich, warm tone.

Conductor

Michael Collins

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Brilliant playing in every sense

Classic FM

As a leading conductor and exponent of the clarinet, Michael Collins is one of the most complete musicians of his generation.

Ernst Kovacic

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He has a mastery which extends from mere technical control into unnameable areas. It does not suffice to say that his tone is big and silvery, his musicianship prodigious, his intellectual grasp profound. He has a unique personal affinity for his instrument and for music...

The Daily Telegraph

Viennese violinist and conductor Ernst Kovacic is equally at home in repertoire from Mozart to Gruber. An indefatigable champion of new music, he is first choice for many composers and orchestras to premiere new works.

Jason Lai

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Highest praise ultimately goes to conductor Lai...whose no-nonsense leadership and indefatigable energy oversaw this empowering concert.

THE STRAITS TIMES

Jason Lai is a leading light in a new generation of Asian conductors, and has recently been appointed Associate Conductor for both the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He is also the Principal Conductor of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra and frequently appears with orchestras all over the world as a guest conductor.

Nicolae Moldoveanu

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Moldoveanu has found ways to interpret the work with subtle rubato, carefully timed phrasing, and tasteful adjustments to dynamics, and the ballet seems to be freshly revived with only the slightest of changes.

Blair Sanderson, All Music

Internationally-renowned conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu is known for his versatility, having conducted extensive opera and orchestral repertoire with many of the world's most prestigious orchestras and opera companies.

Dominic Peckham

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In Peckham, there is a latent star. His super-clear direction of both the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra ensemble and his eager choir was energising and energising…

Kenneth Walton - The Scotsman

Dominic Peckham is regarded as one of the UK's finest dynamic orchestral and choral conductors of his generation. Peckham has been praised at home and abroad for his ‘freshness and vitality’ directing both orchestras and choirs. A conductor of immense energy and focus delivering ‘gutsy, raw and exciting performances’, Peckham is renowned for his dedication to the Renaissance and Baroque era, whilst also passionate about the delivery of new works and inspirational collaborations.

Graham Ross

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To say he's impressive would be an understatement.

The Telegraph

Graham Ross is Director of Music of Clare College, Cambridge, and Principal Conductor/co-founder of The Dmitri Ensemble. A composer and conductor of a broad repertoire, he has had works performed throughout Europe and beyond.

Chamber Ensembles —

String quartet

Sacconi Quartet

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An exceptional ensemble… a unanimous sense of musical breath and a meticulous attention to detail.

Musical Opinion

One of the UK's leading string quartets, the award-winning Sacconi Quartet continues to perform with its four founder members. It is celebrated for its creativity, energy and integrity of interpretation.

Tippett Quartet

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The Tippett Quartet’s performance had enormous cogency and power

The Guardian

Like their namesake, the Tippett Quartet draw inspiration from the past and future alike. - they are committed to combining mainstream repertoire with contemporary works.

Piano trio

London Bridge Trio

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The poetry, flexibility and ardour displayed by these gifted players held me captive from first note to last

Gramophone

The London Bridge Trio is one of Britain’s most exciting and brilliant chamber groups, whose primary focus is driven by the piano trio repertoire.

Wind ensemble

London Winds

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London Winds are second to none in terms of technical accomplishment, expressive commitment and warmth of timbre.

BBC Music Magazine

A stunning combination of virtuoso players who also enjoy active solo careers, London Winds' performances are renowned for their technical brilliance, interpretative vision and joie de vivre.

World Music & Jazz —

Soprano

Elin Manahan Thomas

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"Sublimely sung"

Gramophone

Elin Manahan Thomas is one of the most exceptional sopranos of her generation. Since releasing her début album ‘Eternal Light’ in 2007, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, she has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals, and with leading orchestras and conductors.

In association for London A Cappella

The Swingles

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Ikon Arts is delighted to present London A Cappella with The Swingles

World

She’Koyokh

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She’Koyokh are one of the finest and most entertaining British-based exponents of global music

The Guardian

Hailed as “one of London’s musical treasures, playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain” (The Evening Standard), She'Koyokh's evolution spans the humble origins of busking at East London’s Columbia Road flower market to performing in the famous concert halls of Europe.

Jazz

Tim Garland

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Sure footed virtuosity….a dazzling standard

The Times

Ikon Arts Management is delighted to represent selected projects for Grammy award-winning saxophonist and composer Tim Garland.

At a glance

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