Canadian-British coloratura soprano Barbara Cole Walton comes from Vancouver Island. She moved to Glasgow in 2011 to do her postgraduate studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, fell in love with the city, and never left. When she is not singing for LMN, you can find her harmonising with her a cappella quartet The All Sorts or working on an opera. She has sung for Scottish Opera, toured a Mozart opera to France and Japan with Diva Opera, and performed with a plethora of companies in England. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Barbara has enjoyed making videos for LMNS, discovered a love for power tools and DIY, and welcomed home a kitten named Bunbury.
Alina Horváth is a classical pianist from Hungary and a masters graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is the recipient of the Philip Halstead Prize for Piano, winner of the ‘Music without borders’ International Contemporary Music Competition, including the Audience Award, the Governors' Recital Prize and the Mary D Adams Prize for Chamber Music. She has been a concerto soloist with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Symphony Orchestra and the Wind Orchestra, and a recitalist in many concert halls across the UK and Hungary. She has performed in various music festivals such as Budapest Spring Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Aberdeen International Youth Festival and Glasgow Piano Festival. She is also an enthusiastic teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Juniors) and an accompanist at the National Youth Choir of Scotland.
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