Miele Canto

Meet our Artists

Zoe Drummond - Soprano

Soprano Zoe Drummond has performed leading roles with Opera Australia, English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Victorian Opera and West Green House Opera, and was an Alvarez Young Artist with Garsington Opera.

She holds a MMus with Distinction from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was a Melba Opera Trust Scholar from 2015-2017.

 

Zoe is honoured to have won the 2018 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition and the 2016 Opera Foundation for Young Australians Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship.

 

For more information, please visit: www.zoedrummond.com

Catrin Meek - Harp

She is a deputy on the Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre, a deputy on the English National Opera’s Man of La Mancha at the London Coliseum, and regularly performs with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. Last Christmas she performed the Nutcracker with the English National Ballet at Liverpool Empire Theatre and at the London Coliseum. In August 2019 Catrin took part in the ENO’s recordings of Havergal Brian’s Faust at Abbey Road Studios, conducted by Martyn Brabbins. She has performed the Handel Harp Concerto, and the Boieldieu Harp Concerto with the Rhondda Symphony Orchestra and with the Cygnes Orchestra of London.

Thomas Isherwood - Baritone

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Roger Paterson - Tenor

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During 2020 Roger became a client of Michele Thorne Management and has had to become more employable as a performing artist and so, he studied to become a level 3 personal trainer, studied Manuel Puro's acting course and  studied via online tutorials: ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. Double click to insert body text here ...

Roger Paterson's music training began at the Junior Academy of Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) and continued at the University of Glasgow where he gained an honours degree in Musicology in 2007. He has since studied with Paul Farrington and Tim Richards.

 

Roger has worked as a professional opera singer since May 2015 and this summer upon the return of the theatres in the UK, he has had the privilege of working for:

• Emeute and Telemaco (cover), The Return of Ulysses, (Longborough Festival Opera)

• Pierre, The Wandering Scholar, (Northern Opera Group)

• Count Almaviva, Il Barbiere de Seville, (Opera Brava)

 

 

 

 

 

Ralitsa Naydenova - Violin/Viola

Recently, Ralitsa recorded Bartok Viola Concerto with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony

Orchestra under the baton of Rossen Gergov.

 

She is a violist of the Veles Ensemble. As an orchestra musician, Ralitsa has been a substitute player

for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the Oslo National Opera.

Ralitsa is a violinist and violist, who grew up in Bulgaria, where she gained

her bachelor diploma. Ralitsa continued her higher education at Royal

Academy of Music (RAM), London under the guidance of prof Lydia

Mordkovitch.

 

During her studies at RAM, Ralitsa discovered her passion for the viola.

She was awarded with a full scholarship for the duration of three years,

and continued with postgraduate studies in performance on viola.  

 

Ralitsa is enjoying a diverse career as a soloist, chamber and orchestra

musician, performing classical and contemporary repertoire.

 

 

 

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Catrin has previously graduated with a BMus Hons degree from the Royal College of Music, studying with Ieuan Jones, and has graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with MA Distinction studying with Karen Vaughan in July 2018.

She won the Young Musician of the Valleys 2012, the Nansi Richards Scholarship 2015, and is the 2019-20 winner of the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.

Thomas Isherwood is a London based baritone, trained at the RNCM, GSMD & RCM. Since 2015 he has performed with Grange Park Opera at the BBC Proms alongside Sir Bryn Terfel, premiered a new work by Will Todd at the Royal Albert Hall and before the pandemic he was scheduled to perform as a member of the 2020 Glyndebourne chorus. He currently studies with Timothy Evans-Jones and Caroline Dowdle.

 

Thomas performs a wide variety of repertoire from Art Song, Opera, Musical Theatre and makes it his aim to bring classical singing to new audiences.