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  • Kate Baylis

    Artist Manager kate.baylis@askonasholt.co.uk
    +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…

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  • Phillippa Cole

    Associate Director phillippa.cole@askonasholt.co.uk
    +44 (0)20 7400 1724
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  • Phillippa Cole

    Associate Director

    Phillippa studied the oboe at Chethams School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. She decided early on that making oboe reeds for the rest of her life was not an option, so went into arts administration. Her first job was at the Almeida Theatre where she worked mainly on the contemporary opera season and the co-productions with Aldeburgh Music. After five years at the Almeida she moved to be the Casting Administrator at English National Opera, before joining Askonas Holt in 2006. When she is not on a plane she loves giving dinner parties, going to the theatre and the Californian sunshine.

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  • Keiron Cooke

    Senior Artist Manager keiron.cooke@askonasholt.co.uk
    +44 (0)20 7400 1708
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  • 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 callan.coughlan@askonasholt.co.uk
    +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 where he studied for a BA in Music Performance (Vocal Studies). He then went on to study for an MSc in Management from Trinity College Dublin, receiving a 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 of 2017 to join the Askonas Holt team as an Assistant Artist Manager in the Singers department. When not at the opera, Callan enjoys a good run or catching a musical!