• Artist Administration & Travel
  • Gavin Bates

    Artist Administrator gavin.bates@askonasholt.co.uk
    +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.

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  • Alison Charles

    Artist Administrator alison.charles@askonasholt.co.uk
    +44 (0)20 7400 1756
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  • Alison Charles

    Artist Administrator

    Alison is a graduate of Trinity College of Music & postgraduate of City, University of London. As part of the university’s Erasmus scheme, she was seconded to the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Paris, to work in their touring department. Following jobs at Virgin and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Alison joined Harold Holt in 1996. Keeper of two Jack Russells; lover of big skies, Pol Roger and pottering in her shed; keen gardener, walker and camper-vanner.

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  • Caroline Daglish

    Artist Administrator caroline.daglish@askonasholt.co.uk
    +44 (0)20 7400 1796
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  • Caroline Daglish

    Artist Administrator

    After graduating from the University of Southampton with a BA in Music, Caroline was offered a scholarship at The Royal Academy of Music to complete a PG Diploma (Bassoon performance). She pursued a freelance career for several years before joining the travel department at Askonas Holt in 2007.

    Outside of work Caroline enjoys playing Principal Bassoon with the Croydon Symphony Orchestra and spending time with her husband and two lovely, young daughters.

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  • Olivia Fitzsimons

    Artist Administrator Olivia.fitzsimons@askonasholt.co.uk
    +44 (0)20 7400 1794
  • Artist Administration & Travel
  • Olivia Fitzsimons

    Artist Administrator

    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.