Libby Burgess’s passion for working with singers extends beyond the piano: she is in demand as a vocal coach, and runs opera workshops for professional singers with director Joe Austin. She is highly regarded as a chorusmaster, in which role she collaborated with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies in the premiere of his Kommilitonen!; she has conducted operas for Ryedale Festival Opera and at Grimeborn, and is regularly invited to give choral workshops or guest-conduct choirs. Libby loves working with living composers, and has premiered a range of new music. She gives masterclasses at schools and universities across the UK, and until 2015 was Head of Keyboard at Eton College.
Today, she has encouraged two top artists, Gemma Summerfield, soprano and Gareth Brynmor John, baritone, to take a day off their busy opera commitments and they will be singing their take on “Seasons of Life: A Journey in Song”.