Costa Peristianis has worked in the music industry for over 20 years both in the Classical and World Music fields. He has toured groups extensively in the UK and abroad whilst as Manager of C7M World, and he worked as Education Manager for the Genius of the Violin Festival, based at the Royal Academy of Music.
Costa has gained a reputation for successfully revitalising artists’ careers through his managerial artistic vision and enviable diary management.
He has always had a particular interest in vocal and a cappella ensembles, and sings with several professional choirs, including the Oxford Camerata, Exaudi, and Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, where he graduated with a degree in music.
Robin Tyson began the artist management company at Edition Peters in 2011, having had an international performing career as a countertenor for the previous 20 years. As a student he sang with the choir of King’s College Cambridge before singing across Europe, the USA and Asia as a soloist in concerts and on the opera stage. His solo recordings include those on the award-winning SDG label, which released all of Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Bach Cantata interpretations. Robin went on to build up a huge amount of knowledge and experience as a member of The King’s Singers, with whom he won a Grammy® Award as performer/producer in 2009 and MIDEM Award in 2010 for best performance on DVD. From 2009-2011 he was Head of Artistic Planning at Gabrieli Consort and Players. Robin specialises in managing the careers of vocal ensembles, singers, conductors and composers, working closely with publishers and record labels. Robin leads the choral music publishing across the Edition Peters Group.
Nicola Semple started working at Ikon Arts Management in 2007 after graduating with a degree in music from Durham University where she was a choral scholar and chapel choir tour manager at University College. Nicola manages the London A Cappella Festival and Eaton Square Concerts, as well as working closely with many of the company’s artists.
In 2008 Nicola took a year out to study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she gained a distinction in performance. She now sings at St Olave’s Hart Street and for various solo and ensemble engagements.
Hannah Marsden graduated from the University of Warwick with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics in 2010. Whilst at Warwick she worked as a Steward at the Warwick Arts Centre and was President of the University Symphony Orchestra, which led her into a career in Arts Management after graduation.
After a period in the Marketing department of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hannah worked for Cambridge-based artist management companies Hazard Chase and Percius. She has worked with groups such as The Tallis Scholars and I Fagiolini, and baroque violinist Rachel Podger, organised UK and overseas tours, and managed various concerts.
Hannah joined Ikon Arts Management in 2015 and works with the company’s ensembles and conductors. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the viola in chamber and orchestral settings.
Ellie joined Ikon Arts Management in 2014 and manages many of Ikon Arts’ instrumentalists and chamber ensembles, as well as acting as Marketing Manager for the London A Cappella Festival. A soprano and violinist, she is a member of Chantage Choir and Camden Symphony Orchestra, and she occasionally sings with a jazz band. She also enjoys playing hockey.
Ellie graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA in Music and English Literature in 2013, and worked in PR for a year before moving into the world of artist management.
Liz Soutar is the latest addition to the Ikon Arts Management team, joining in March 2018. Originally from Upstate New York, Liz studied Musical Theatre Performance at the State University of New York College at Cortland, graduating in 2008. Prior to delving into Artist Management, Liz started her career in Front of House Management and has worked in several internationally renowned venues including Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. and Wigmore Hall.
Liz is also a freelance actress/singer/dancer and has played the violin since the age of five.
Thomas Webb-Wilson joined Edition Peters Artist Management at the start of 2016 as part of the company’s relationship with the VCM Foundation, for whom he is the administrator. He works solely with the vocal ensembles VOCES8 and Apollo5, and the choral leader Paul Smith.
Thomas is also assisting on the 2019 London A Cappella Festival.
Before joining the Edition Peters Group, Thomas spent nearly a decade working in opera, having graduated from Durham University with a degree in music in 2007. He has worked with Classical Opera, The National Opera Studio and has produced summer and autumn productions for the Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House.
Holly co-founded Ikon Arts Management in 2006 with Costa Peristianis. She was instrumental in the promotion and publicity of successful UK and foreign tours, educational events, and special projects, and developed close working relationships with many international artists and ensembles, promoters and agents.
Holly left active duty at the company in October 2018 to pursue other areas of interest, but remains involved in its creative future.