• Singers
  • Kate Baylis

    Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1716
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  • 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…

  • Singers
  • Keiron Cooke

    Senior Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1708
  • Singers
  • Keiron Cooke

    Senior Artist Manager

    Keiron was born in Aldeburgh and studied Sociology at the University of Bath, where he was a Choral Scholar at Bath Abbey. His first job in music was as a teenager, working in the Box Office for Aldeburgh Music. After graduating, he worked as a Curator at the Britten-Pears Library for five years and was involved in many key Britten publications. He then worked at Glyndebourne as Assistant to the Director of Artistic Administration before joining the team at Askonas Holt in 2005. When not attending concerts or opera performances he enjoys the theatre, eating out and cooking in.

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  • Callan Coughlan

    Assistant Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1773
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  • Callan Coughlan

    Assistant Artist Manager

    Callan is a graduate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Dublin City University (BA in Music Performance) and Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin (MSc in Management), receiving distinction in his dissertation entitled “How Arts and Cultural Organisations are using Technology to redevelop and innovate their Business Models”. He left Ireland behind in April 2017 to join the Askonas Holt team as an Assistant Artist Manager in the Singers department. Last season, Callan also volunteered his time as Marketing Manager for Young People in the Arts. A keen runner, Callan will be running the 2020 London Marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK and in memory of his Dad.

  • Singers
  • Fabiana Dalpiaz

    Senior Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1736
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  • Fabiana Dalpiaz

    Senior Artist Manager

    Italian-born Fabiana joined Askonas Holt in 1998 when she became Artist Manager. Before joining Askonas Holt, she obtained a PhD in History of the Russian Language at the University of Florence, Italy, studied one year at the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (having been awarded a scholarship by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and at the London School of Economics. She also gathered extensive international experience having worked in Ukraine and travelling to Armenia, India, Mongolia and Siberia with Civil Service International. Her hobbies include rock climbing, skiing, playing the piano, and going to the theatre (Ibsen, Chekhov and Beckett are among her favourites).

  • Singers
  • Sophie Dand

    Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1712
  • Singers
  • Sophie Dand

    Artist Manager

    Sophie was born in Manchester and studied Music at King’s College London, receiving a First Class Honours degree in 2007.  Shortly after graduating, she joined Askonas Holt as an intern in the Vocal Department, before becoming an Assistant Artist Manager, as well as taking the role of PA to Robert Rattray, Former CEO, from 2010 to 2013. Recently promoted to Artist Manager, Sophie is excited to continue developing and building her list of artists. When not attending concerts or opera performances, she enjoys socialising with friends, swimming, spa treatments and will be performing her first trouser role as Aladdin in her local panto this autumn !

  • Singers
  • Aifric Dennison

    Assistant Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1758
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  • Aifric Dennison

    Assistant Artist Manager

    Aifric graduated with a B.A. in History of Art and Architecture and French from Trinity College, Dublin and joined Askonas Holt in January 2018. While studying, Aifric played the French Horn and managed the Trinity Orchestra, leading the ensemble in performances of both classical and contemporary music. After graduating, she moved to France and worked in tourism. She has lived and worked in Paris, Bordeaux, and New York, and enjoys travelling, cooking, and visiting galleries in her spare time.

  • Singers
  • Olivia Fitzsimons

    Assistant Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1724
  • Singers
  • Olivia Fitzsimons

    Assistant Artist Manager

    Olivia joined Askonas Holt in August 2016 following a year studying a Master’s in Musicology at the University of Amsterdam. Holding a specific interest in opera, Olivia’s MA thesis explored the uneasy relationship between opera, other forms of high art and popular culture in Britain. Prior to this, Olivia worked as an Assistant Artist Manager at Hazard Chase in the Vocal Department. A keen singer herself Olivia regularly sings in a local London choir and enjoys playing the piano (averagely) when possible.

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  • Singers
  • Jo Fry

    Senior Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1733
  • Conductors & Instrumentalists
  • Singers
  • Jo Fry

    Senior Artist Manager

    After reading music at Edinburgh University, Jo joined the record company Select Music – working as a label manager and then in international A&R for Naxos Records. He then went to Decca Records as an Executive Producer, for artists such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Alfred Brendel, Danielle de Niese and Albrecht Mayer – before moving across to the world of management at Askonas Holt in late 2009. Outside of work (but before children came along), Jo founded and conducted the chamber choir VOX, and composed and recorded scores for various short films, film trailers, adverts and numerous choral works. In 2017, Jo fulfilled a life long dream and ran the London Marathon!

    Jo sits on IAMA’s Media & Broadcasting committee.

    Jo guest-edited the Spring 2019 edition of our magazine, The Green Room, sharing his enthusiasm for new technologies in our technology focus: