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Rona Eastwood (Soprano)

Born: England

The English soprano and artist manager, Rona Eastwood, spent her schooldays in Leicestershire, surrounded by wonderful musical opportunities with great memories of youth orchestra tours round the UK and Europe, followed by a degree in Music and English from Exeter University.

On reaching London, Rona Eastwood realised she was far better suited to choral singing than viola and joined the first of many choirs and ensembles, including the Monteverdi Choir (Director: John Eliot Gardiner), with holidays devoted to touring round Europe and Scandinavia, plus forays to Japan and USA.

Rona Eastwood's first job was the BBC Radio 3 production secretary, thence to the English Bach Festival, where everything from J.S. Bach to Rameau to Xenakis to Zarzuela was scheduled on a shoe-string by its indomitable Artistic Director in London, Oxford, Versailles, Athens… Extraordinary. Then a move to Harold Holt, first to the travel department, then six seasons as assistant to Sir Ian Hunter preparing fourteen festivals, sundry concert series and special events. The move across to artist management followed, initially assisting Martin Campbell-White with conductors and occasional touring projects. She has remained with the company ever since, ultimately building an independent list of artists.

Source: Askonas Holt Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

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Works

John Eliot Gardiner

Soprano

Member of Monteverdi Choir:
C-3 (1992):
BWV 36 [1st recording], BWV 61 [1st recording], BWV 62 [1st recording]
V-1 (1988):
BWV 244 [1st recording]

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Rona Eastwood (Askonas Holt)


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