Julian Haylock is a former Editor of International Piano and CD Review (UK) magazines and Reviews Editor of CD Classics. He is the author of books on Rachmaninov, Mahler and Puccini, co-author of a series of annual pocket record guides to classical music on CD, and continues to contribute reviews, features and interviews to a wide range of publications. He is a prolific writer of CD and programme notes and was the producer of a series of recordings that included the piano concertos of Alexander Tcherepnin. He has at other times been on-air reviewer for LBC radio and a freelance violinist/violist/conductor.
William Hedley has spent a lifetime working with young and amateur musicians. Following studies at the Royal College of Music and King’s College, London, a career in education beckoned. The extra-curricular side of things was always his main interest during his years as a secondary school music teacher in and around London. In the two decades since he moved to Southwest France he has brought some British influence to French musical education, and extensive work with amateur choirs and orchestras has ensured that adult musicians are not neglected. He is a freelance contributor to websites and writer of CD booklet notes. He is a trustee of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society, and Editor of the Society Journal since 2005.
Peter Lynan was a chorister and then organ scholar at Liverpool Cathedral, after which he won an organ scholarship to Oxford, where he read music. He was awarded a DPhil for his research into music in eighteenth-century Britain and he is the author of numerous entries on the subject in the Oxford Companion to Music. Outside the eighteenth century, his musical interests lie mainly in keyboard and vocal music (particularly church music and oratorio). He has edited Maurice Greene’s oratorio Jephtha for the BBC and a volume of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century organ, harpsichord and piano concertos for Musica Britannica, for which series he is currently editing Thomas Arne’s Judith.
David Newsholme is Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral and Organist of the King's School, Canterbury. He is currently completing a Ph.D. dissertation at the University of York. David has contributed reviews to Musicology Australia, the Journal of Eighteenth Century Studies, Organists' Review and Cathedral Music Magazine.
Peter Quinn has written on classical music and jazz for Tempo, Jazzwise, The Times Literary Supplement, BBC Music magazine and The Arts Desk, among others. His performing experience runs the gamut from John Cage at the Barbican to jazz fusion at Ronnie Scott’s to traditional Irish music at the BBC Proms. He wrote his Ph.D. on the music of Arvo Pärt.
Nick Salwey graduated from Oxford University in 1990 with a First in Music, whilst also gaining piano performers’ diplomas from the Royal College and the Guildhall School of Music. After a Masters in Politics from the LSE and a stint at the European Commission in Brussels, he returned to music, teaching piano, composition, academic music and coaching chamber music at Eton, Winchester College, and at Oxford, where he was a Lecturer at New College. He gained a doctorate in 2001 for a thesis on late eighteenth-century piano music, about which he has published articles for journals in the UK and Austria. Nick has performed on BBC Radio 3, ITV and Channel 4, has reviewed concerts for The Independent, books for the New York Observer, and discs for International Record Review and International Piano magazines. In 2002 he joined the full-time staff at Winchester College, where he is Head of Piano and Deputy Master of Music.