New team member: Caroline Slade

Caroline Slade headshot

Caroline joined Polyphony Arts in 2021, having previously worked for Hazard Chase as Assistant Artist Manager in the Vocal Department. Caroline is a singer and choral conductor, and has enjoyed performing at the BBC Proms and World Choir Games, and was a guest conductor for Sandi Toksvig’s live show at the Women of the World Festival. Caroline has lectured at the universities of Reading and Leeds, and has been a member of Music staff at the cathedrals of Leeds and Bradford. She has devised and led singing projects for English National Opera, Opera North, English Touring Opera, Mahogany Opera and the Voices Foundation amongst others. 

Caroline enjoys a wide range of music from jazz and bluegrass to gospel and folk, and specialises in operatic and vocal repertoire. She particularly enjoys working with composers both as a manager and a performer. 

When she isn’t making music, Caroline enjoys rowing and yoga. During the coronavirus pandemic she wore various hats as an NHS receptionist, a food delivery volunteer, and a florist – but she is glad to be firmly rooted in the Music world again!

NEW COMPOSER: NINA DANON

Nina Danon: Composer
Nina Danon: Composer

Polyphony Arts is delighted to welcome the impassioned composer and artist Nina Danon.

Nina is a Franco-Italian composer and sound artist based in London, where she teaches composition and arranging at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute.

She excels at writing strong memorable melodies, arranging music to tell a story, and finding connections between ideas to come up with imaginative solutions.

Nina’s music allows her to explore her identity as a mother, a woman and a multicultural artist. She specialises in site-specific projects exploring the link between music and the natural world, and projects empowering women and marginalised communities. 

The climate emergency is a cause Nina is particularly passionate about. The central idea of the body of work she is currently producing is that, by experiencing (and, crucially, by being an active part of) the natural world through art, we get to empathise with it, gaining a sense of connection, of understanding.

Nina is currently researching how our tactile perception of sounds can enhance our emotional understanding of cetaceans, and is actively looking for projects and collaborations to expand this investigation.

To find out more about Nina and hear samples of her music, click here

Welcome Nina!

New team member: Welcome Rachel Lockwood

Polyphony Arts has appointed their first Operations Manager, Rachel, who is now providing administrative support across the team and client base.

Rachel has degrees in music from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and in composition from the Royal Northern College of Music. She has worked in orchestra management and planning for City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Oxford Philharmonic, supported marketing efforts for Orchestra of St Johns and Oxford Bach Soloists, and contributed to music libraries and archives across the UK. A northern girl at heart, she now lives in the West Midlands with her family, where she’s a member of the Warwick Symphony Orchestra.