Jeff Stewart trained at the Guildhall School of Music and
Drama and at the National Opera Studio in London. His
singing career has taken him all over the world in a wide
variety of operas and concerts.
In Britain he has appeared with the Royal Opera, Covent
Garden, English National Opera, Opera North, English
Touring Opera, Opera Northern Ireland and Opera Holland
Park. He has also appeared extensively abroad, particularly
in Germany, where he was the house lyric tenor in Schwerin
and later in Bremen, whilst also making numerous guest
appearances the the Komische Oper in Berlin, the Deutsche
Operam Rhein in Diisseldorf, Oldenburg and in Coburg.
His vast repertoire has included appearances in over
50 major operatic roles, ranging from early music to
contemporary and from Rossini to Wagner, whilst
encompassing most of the popular tenor repertoire.
Jeff also appears regularly in concert, having performed
most of the standard oratorio repertoire, as well as many
song recitals. This area of his career has seen him appear in
Beijing, Vienna, Paris, Rome, Florence and Budapest, as
well as various parts of Germany, France, Belgium, USA
and at many of Britain's major concert venues. He has also
appeared on BBC radio and at the BBC proms. His love of
the Italian and Neapolitan repertoire song has remained
constant throughout his career.
Audrey Hyland trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of
Music and Drama and then at the Guildhall School of Music
and Drama. She quickly discovered a deep love of chamber
music and of accompanying singers, becoming the inaugural
winner of the Sir Henry Richardson Award for accompanists.
Her career as an accompanist has taken her all over Europe as
well as to Korea and Canada, accompanying a wide range
of established and up and coming artists. She has made
numerous appearances on BBC Radio as well as Radio France.
In 2012 she founded the recital group "Songsmiths", along
with Elizabeth Watts, Anna Huntley, Christopher Ainslie
and Marcus Farnsworth.
In addition to her accompanying career, Audrey is one of
Britain's most sought after vocal coaches. She teaches at
the Royal Academy of Music, where she was awarded an
honorary ARAM for her services to the vocal department. She
is a regular guest coach for the Young Artists programme
at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and for the Samling
foundation. Audrey has given masterclasses in Denmark,
Sweden, Korea and London.