Our accompanist is Jan Rautio
Born in Russia into a professional musical family, Jan started studying music in the renowned Gnesin School in Moscow and continued his education in London where he was a prize-winning scholar at both the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music.
As a soloist, chamber musician and conductor, he has performed across the UK, Europe, Russia and the USA, with highlights ranging from Wigmore Hall to Steinway Hall. He has given numerous live broadcasts on BBC Radio3. He is Music Director of the “Diversity” chamber choir. He premiered as a composer in 2013 with “La Petite Messe” scored for strings and piano and his most recent premiere was “Honor, Laus et Gloria” commissioned by the Esterhazy Singers and memorably performed by them in March 2018.