Who's who?

Nathan Williamson

Nathan Williamson - Artistic Director

Nathan is a composer, pianist and artistic director of The Art of British Song and the Southwold Music Trust. He has collaborated on new compositions with a wide variety of artists both at home and abroad and his recordings music for both solo piano and as vocal accompanist have been internationally acclaimed. www.nathanwilliamson.co.uk

Peter Berners-Price

Peter Berners-Price - Founding Director

Peter started his career in hotel management before founding specialist conference management service and corporate communications company Spectrum Communications in 1976. Through Spectrum, Peter oversaw the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester and Melbourne and the ‘Hong Kong Handover Ceremony’.

Now retired, Peter seeks to help young people with advice on entering the event management business, and helps charities stage events to raise more significant funds. He supports TABS with their events, fund-raising and PR.

James Gilchrist

James Gilchrist - Tenor

James's musical interest was fired at a young age, singing first as a chorister in the choir of New College, Oxford, and later as a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge. His extensive repertoire embraces works spanning many centuries. He is an enthusiastic and prolific exponent of song and enjoys nothing better than putting together interesting and challenging recital programmes. www.jamesgilchrist.co.uk

Tom Armstrong

Tom Armstrong - Composer and director

Tom Armstrong studied composition with George Nicholson and Roger Marsh. His music is heard in venues such as Kings Place, the Wigmore Hall, the Southbank Centre and the Lowry as well as Europe and China, and he is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Surrey. Tom is collaborating with TABS on the project 'A Book of Song', an innovative form of vocal recital combining art and folk song from a wide variety of traditions, improvisation/extemporisation, instrumental interludes, as well as readings/spoken word. www.tomarmstrongcomposer.com