Baritone Roderick Williams needs little introduction and his performances of English music are greatly admired. He has sung concert repertoire with all the BBC orchestras, and many other ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

This evening's conductor Patrycja Pieczara is one of Poland's most outstanding young conductors, making a global name for herself conducting from Tokyo and Istanbul to Ankara and Paris.