• Artist Administration & Travel
  • Henry Charles Baker

    Artist Administrator [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1794
  • Artist Administration & Travel
  • Henry Charles Baker

    Artist Administrator

    Henry began his career at Askonas Holt in August 2019 having previously worked across various sectors of the music industry. Originally from the south coast of England, Henry moved to London to pursue his passion for music. Widely travelled,  Henry has experience in a variety of roles within the industry, ranging from working with Arts Council England across nationwide Music participation programmes through to music rights and production. In his spare time, Henry still actively continues to play in a duo and enjoys travelling, visiting local exhibitions and great food.

  • Tours & Projects
  • Anis Barnat

    Associate Project Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1782
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  • Tours & Projects
  • Anis Barnat

    Associate Project Manager

    Anis has worked at Askonas Holt since 2014. After graduating from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Anis worked at the French Embassy in the USA as Deputy Cultural Attache. He was then appointed General Manager of the Maitrise de Radio France in Paris. Anis has always been interested in education and social change through music. He was a professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris for the topic “music and politics” and his assignment at Askonas Holt for all the Venezuelan Sistema projects has inspired him to found El Sistema Greece, a free music programme for the children in refugee camps.

  • Artist Administration & Travel
  • Gavin Bates

    Artist Administrator [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1757
  • Artist Administration & Travel
  • Gavin Bates

    Artist Administrator

    A graduate from the University of Nottingham (BA in Music), Gavin started his career in music management at Harrison Parrott, before moving on to the vocal division of IMG Artists and eventually to the production department of the English National Opera. In 2005, he joined the artistic management team at the BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus as Planning Administrator, and in 2009 moved to Shanghai for an extraordinary two years before joining Askonas Holt in January 2012. Gavin is a keen traveller, continual student of history, enthusiastically bad tennis player & sarcastically stoic.

  • Singers
  • Kate Baylis

    Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1716
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  • Singers
  • Kate Baylis

    Artist Manager

    Kate grew up in Birmingham, where her introduction to classical music was as a member of the City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus during Sir Simon Rattle’s time as MD of the CBSO. She studied French and Music at the University of Sheffield and worked in Bordeaux for a year as part of her course. After graduating, she joined the Vocal Department at Hazard Chase where she worked for three years before joining the team at Askonas Holt in 2009. Kate’s interests outside of work include cycling, yoga and improving her German…

  • Tours & Projects
  • Emma Beecham

    Project Manager (on maternity leave) [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1780
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  • Tours & Projects
  • Emma Beecham

    Project Manager (on maternity leave)

    Originally from the Midlands, Emma joined the Tours & Projects department in 2011, firstly as a Project Administrator and then later promoted to Project Manager in 2015. Prior to this she has worked for a range of arts organisations over the past 10 years, including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Midlands Arts Centre and Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Emma has always been a keen flautist and linguist, graduating with a BA in Music and Spanish from The University of Birmingham. She currently performs around the UK and Europe as part of the Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir.

  • Conductors & Instrumentalists
  • Rachel Bertaut

    Artist Manager (on maternity leave) [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1764
  • Conductors & Instrumentalists
  • Rachel Bertaut

    Artist Manager (on maternity leave)

    Rachel read music at Bristol University and completed a master’s degree on the electroacoustic music of Radiohead and Björk. After graduating, she joined the Music Department at Westminster Abbey, where she was responsible for the special services that the Abbey is known for, including the service to commemorate 60 years since the end of the Second World War, broadcast live on the BBC. Rachel joined Askonas Holt in 2007, and works for conductors and instrumentalists. Rachel is a real Londoner, and as well as travelling, she’s passionate about exploring and understanding the changing face of her own city. She’s a regular cyclist and likes to keep fit, which is just as well, as her other passion is food!

    Find out more about Rachel in the Winter 2018 issue of The Green Room:

  • Conductors & Instrumentalists
  • Hannah Bishay

    Assistant Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1775
  • Conductors & Instrumentalists
  • Hannah Bishay

    Assistant Artist Manager

    Hannah has been part of the Askonas Holt team since 2015. After graduating with a first in Music from Goldsmiths, University of London, Hannah started working for BBC Radio 2 before leaving to join Universal Music. A tough decision between her two true loves, music and food, Hannah enjoys singing regularly with the BBC Symphony Chorus and at the BBC Proms, becoming a member during her university days. Come the weekend, she likes nothing more than baking up a storm Mary Berry style and licking cake batter/ peanut butter straight from the spoon.

  • Marketing, Office & HR
  • Adam Brady

    Reception & Marketing Assistant [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1700
  • Marketing, Office & HR
  • Adam Brady

    Reception & Marketing Assistant

    Originally from Dundee, Scotland, Adam joined Askonas Holt in April 2019 after graduating from the University of Edinburgh with an MSc in Theatre and Performance Studies. Prior to this, Adam completed an MA(Hons) in English Literature at the University of Dundee, graduating with First Class Honours.

    Adam has enjoyed many years as a musician within the traditional Scottish music sector, working closely with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Through this charity, Adam has travelled throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand providing music for classes and dances as both an accordionist and pianist, as well as giving workshops and masterclasses to musicians on the nuances of Scottish music.

    In his spare time, Adam enjoys cooking, reading, travelling and hearing as much live music as possible.