East Dunbartonshire based professional baritone and pianist duo are joined by Scottish Opera violinist Katie Hull to offer a mixture of songs with the drama of opera.
Phil and Claire have been working together since 2003, and tied the knot in 2008 (not for tax reasons!) They have performed extensively within the UK, in venues such as the Wales Millennium Centre and the Usher Hall (both as part of the Live Music Now! alumni scheme), and in Paxton House, Carnegie Hall, Merchants House and Riverside (Newport). They have toured Switzerland with the original Singing Waiters, and have also performed in Barga (Italy) at the “Pesce e patate” festival and in France.
Their repertoire includes Dichterliebe, Chansons Gaillardes, Histoires Naturelles, Let Us Garlands Bring, and song sets by Barber, Schubert, Copland, Fauré and Butterworth.
When not working together, Claire cheats on Phil with a Clarinet Trio and a Piano Trio, and Phil sows his wild oats with several opera companies, including Scottish Opera, Duchy Opera, Rocket Opera, Opera North and Opra Cymru. They both teach at the RCS Junior department, and work for various other organisations within Scotland, including NYCoS and the RSNO.