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Advisory Panels

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Academic Advisor to the Academy:

Prof Dr Reinhard Strohm PhD(TU Berlin) MA(Oxon) MA(Yale) FBA HonFASC

Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Oxford

Educational Advisor to the Academy:


Headmaster Emeritus of the London Oratory School

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To make an enquiry of the Early Music Advisory Panel, click here.

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Early Music Advisory Panel:

Rt Rev Dom Cuthbert Brogan OSB MA(Oxon) HonFASC

Dom Cuthbert is Abbott of St Michael's Abbey in Farnborough and will answer enquiries on Gregorian Chant and Liturgical History. Farnborough Abbey has an extensive library on the subject.

Andrew Carwood MA(Cantab) HonFASC

Andrew is Director of The Cardinall's Musick and is an international soloist/consort singer who has sung and recorded with The Tallis Scholars, The Sixteen, the Gabrieli Consort, Westminster Cathedral Choir and the Parley of Instruments. He is an expert on late 15th and 16/17th century choral repertoire, the Liturgy and the Chant. Andrew was Director of Music at Brompton Oratory from 1995-2000, and is currently the Director of Music at St Paul's Cathedral, London.

Neil Coleman BMus(Edin) LRAM HonFASC

Neil is a freelance harpsichord and clavichord soloist, specialising in early keyboard music, ornamentation and continuo realisation.

Dr Kate Eckersley BA DPhil(Oxon) HonFASC

Kate is freelance singer and lecturer, has recorded a number of Scarlatti cantatas and is an expert on the 18th century Italian Cantata, Domenico Scarlatti and Vivaldi. She is a member of the Choir at St James's Roman Catholic Church, Spanish Place, London.

Ruth Holton MA(Cantab) LRAM HonFASC

Ruth is a freelance singer and former member of the Tallis Scholars, with very many early music recordings to her credit. She has recorded with the choir of St Thomas's, Leipzig, Germany, and performed with them in Westminster Abbey and on BBC Radio 3 to wide acclaim. Ruth is available as a teacher and coach based in the London area.

Prof Dr Richard King BMus MMus PhD(Stanford) HonFASC

Richard is a Professor of Music at the University of Maryland, USA, and President of the American Handel Society. He has written extensively and is an authority on the "Life and Works of G F Handel".

Nicholas Mitchell MA(Oxon) HonFASC

Nicholas is an acclaimed expert on early pitch and has written and published extensively, including the Galpin Society Magazine 1995 and 2001, Harpsichord and Fortepiano Magazine Vol.9 No.1. Philip Pickett has had a harpsichord made especially to Nicholas's specifications.

Emma Murphy BMus(Birm) MMus(Lond) FTCL HonFASC

Emma is a freelance singer and recorder player. She is a member of The King's Consort directed by Robert King. Enquiries can be made on all aspects of the recorder, its repertoire, style and performance.

Nicholas O'Neill BA(Oxon) FRCO HonFASC

Nicholas is Organist at St George's RC Cathedral in Southwark, London, and the former head of Musical Techniques and Contextual Studies at Trinity College of Music in London.

Dr Hans-Peter Retzmann PhD HonFASC

Hans-Peter is Director of Music at St Nikolaus in Mönchengladbach-Hardt in Germany. He is a renowned improvisor on the organ and is Editor of Musikkultur at the Robert Schumann Hoffeschule. He is an expert on the works of J S Bach and Reger, the latter of whom was the subject of his PhD. Hans-Peter can also answer any enquiries regarding improvisation.

Dom Daniel Saulnier OSB HonFASC

Dom Daniel was formerly Director of Music Palaeography at the Abbey of St Pierre at Solesmes in France. He is currently Director of Chant at the Pontifical Institute in Rome. He has written extensively and is an authority on Plainchant. The Solesmes editions of plainchant are in use throughout the world today.

Jeremy Summerly MA(Oxon) MMus(Lond) HonARAM HonFASC

Jeremy is Head of Academic Studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He is also Director of the early music group The Oxford Camerata which have made many highly acclaimed recordings. Jeremy's field of expertise is English Church Music 1485-1650.

Prof Robert Woolley GRSM ARCM HonFASC

Robert is Professor of Harpsichord, Fortepiano and Clavichord at the Royal College of Music in London. His recordings have received excellent reviews worldwide. Robert is available for enquiries regarding performance of 17th and 18th century solo keyboard repertoire and continuo playing.


Terry is Director of Music at St James's Roman Catholic Church, Spanish Place in London where he directs a fully professional choir in traditional Catholic liturgy. His expertise covers plainsong, 16th century Polyphony and 15th - 16th century dance music.