• 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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  • Jo Fry

    Senior Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1733
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  • 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 chairs 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:

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  • Mark Hildrew

    Executive Director [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1730
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  • Mark Hildrew

    Executive Director

    Mark joined Lies Askonas as a Director in May 1994, becoming a Director of Askonas Holt in December 1998, and succeeding to Executive Director in January 2014. Born in Cambridge and educated at Kings College, University of London BMus and AKC, Mark has been working as an artist manager since 1984. He has managed many major artists including Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Maxim Vengerov, Boris Berezovsky, Frans Brüggen, Angela Gheorghiu, Elīna Garanča, and for more than 25 years has had a very close collaboration with artists from the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus and the Republics of Armenia and Georgia. Mark enjoys time in Italy in the sun with good food and wine.

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  • Henry Lindsay

    Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1711
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  • Henry Lindsay

    Artist Manager

    Henry studied at the Purcell School of Music before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where he received a first-class honours degree. As a tuba player, Henry worked with many of the world’s finest conductors and gave solo performances at the Wigmore Hall and on BBC television. Among his more memorable concerts was a performance given from the main stage at Glastonbury. Henry joined Askonas Holt in 2013 and enjoys a busy and dynamic work life in the singers and conductors departments. Henry’s passions outside work are good food, motorbiking and keeping fit – this summer he and a small team from AH will complete their first triathlon!

  • Singers
  • Tim Menah

    Associate Director [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1715
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  • Tim Menah

    Associate Director

    Tim was born in Essex and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After a career as a singer in opera and musical theatre, he joined Askonas Holt in 1994. He now lives in Cambridgeshire with two cats and three chickens.

  • Singers
  • Paul Meyer zu Schwabedissen

    Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1797
    Languages: Flag
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  • Paul Meyer zu Schwabedissen

    Artist Manager

    Paul’s love of music started at the tender age of six, when he starred as a child extra at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, selling flowers in Götz Friedrich’s La bohème, which premiered on Christmas Day 1988. He was also a boy soprano in Berlin’s “Mozart Chor”. After completing his studies he moved to Belfast for almost two years to volunteer for the “Simon Community Northern Ireland”, working with the homeless. In 2006 he completed training as a “European Secretary” and returned to the music industry after a short stint in the steel industry, finally joining Askonas Holt in 2007.

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  • Nathan Morrison

    Associate Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1795
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  • Nathan Morrison

    Associate Artist Manager

    Having graduated with a first-class degree in Music and the award for excellence in eighteenth century studies from Queen’s University Belfast, Nathan subsequently trained as an opera singer in Dublin and London, joining English National Opera’s Opera Works in 2015. A former Young Associate Artist with Opera Theatre Company, and an alumnus of the Christine Collins Young Artist Programme at Opera Holland Park, Nathan is interested in literature, architecture, and becoming a better cook. Nathan joined Askonas Holt in 2017 and enjoys working with some of the world’s finest singers.

    Nathan guest-edited the Winter 2018 edition of The Green Room, which focused on collaboration:

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  • Isabella Pitman

    Artist Administrator [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1728
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  • Isabella Pitman

    Artist Administrator

    Originally from Norfolk, Isabella studied Music at the University of Oxford. She is the founder of the National Student Opera Society and is a trustee of the Wagner Society and the London Ballet Circle. In 2019, Isabella was a recipient of the Richard Wagner Association Scholarship. Before her involvement in the arts, Isabella was a Member of Youth Parliament for South Norfolk. In her spare time, Isabella enjoys taking ballet classes, visiting historic buildings, and playing piano reductions of operas and ballets (poorly).