Richard Barnard is a British composer. He has been commissioned by many singers, ensembles, opera companies and festivals including Welsh National Opera, Mark Padmore, St Endellion Festivals, Opera North, CBSO, Bath Festival, National Dance Company Wales, Operasonic and Live Music Now. His music has been performed nationally and internationally by musicians including Juice Vocal Ensemble, BBC Singers, WNO Orchestra, Sarah Newbold, Amanda Cook, Delta Saxophone Quartet, Piotr Lempa and Siân Cameron. Collaborations with writers and artists include poet Ian McMillan, playwright Alan Harris and visual artists Kathy Hinde and Heidi Hinder.
Heidi Hinder is an artist, designer and maker. She is a resident of the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, and likes to craft objects designed to create social experiences. Her sculptural work is held in numerous museum collections, including the British Museum and the V&A.
Live Music Now Musicians
Rachael completed her undergraduate and post graduate studies at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on scholarship, receiving Firsts in both of her final recitals. She now enjoys a freelance career in Wales and the South of England, performing with orchestras including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, British Sinfonietta, National Symphony Orchestra, Bristol Ensemble, Sinfonia Cymru, Welsh Session Orchestra and Cinematic Sinfonia around the UK and Europe. She performs regularly with the Cambria and Caradog String Quartets and is the newest Member of the Laurent Quartet with Live Music Now.
Alison studied violin at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama generously supported by EMI Sound Foundation where she received a Masters in Performance and BMus (Hons) under the tutelage of David Adams, Nick Whiting and Peter Hanson. Living in Bath, Alison enjoys a freelance career combining teaching, working with orchestras such as Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Bristol Ensemble, Sinfonia Cymru and Welsh National Opera and playing chamber music with The Laurent Quartet.