• Conductors & Instrumentalists
  • Laura Baker

    Artist Manager laura.baker@askonasholt.co.uk
    +44 (0)20 7400 1709
  • Conductors & Instrumentalists
  • Laura Baker

    Artist Manager

    Laura joined Askonas Holt in 2009 and works as an Artist Manager in the Conductors & Instrumentalist Department. Prior to this she worked in the Music Department of Oxford University Press where she managed promotion and commissions for several celebrated composers. She holds a Music Degree from the University of Cambridge and in her spare time she loves singing, cycling and exploring the Basque country.

  • Tours & Projects
  • Anis Barnat

    Associate Project Manager anis.barnat@askonasholt.co.uk
    +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.

  • Administration & Travel
  • Gavin Bates

    Artist Administrator gavin.bates@askonasholt.co.uk
    +44 (0)20 7400 1757
  • 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 kate.baylis@askonasholt.co.uk
    +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…