Young Professionals Programme

We are delighted that the following young singers have been selected to participate in masterclasses and workshops throughout the conference. The singers come from all over Europe and will sing in various styles including musical theatre, classical and contemporary, popular, folk, jazz, etc. as well as perform in a showcase concert together.


Laura Agustí

is a Spanish singer and violinist who has a higher education degree in both disciplines from the Superior Conservatory in Valencia.  She performs as a singer, actress and violinist in various productions throughout Spain, and is active as a teacher of violin, singing and choral work.

George Kounoupias

is a British tenor and actor currently studying with Dr. Martin Vácha at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He has appeared in performances throughout Europe as an actor and a singer, in various productions that showcased his talent in opera, chorus work and theater..


Aritya Ledy Dwi Christiani

is in her final year of studying jazz voice at the bachelor level at King’s College London.   Her passions also lie in music theatre; she has performed in school productions of Bugsy Malone and Hairspray.

Vaiva Datenytė

is a soprano from Lithuania.  Vaiva obtained her undergraduate degree in music, voice and vocal pedagogy at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, and is currently working towards her master’s in vocal performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.  She has played leading roles in various productions and collaborated with the folk department and the organ department at the Academy.


Elisabeth Ederis

is an Austrian soprano and harpist.  She is currently studying voice and voice pedagogy at the University of Mozarteum in Salzburg.  Elisabeth has performed as a soloist in numerous venues as a singer and harpist, as well as in orchestras and chamber music ensembles.  She has toured extensively throughout Europe and in Canada.

Oliver Martin

is a British singer and actor who obtained his bachelor’s degree in musical theatre from the University of Chichester. He has produced and performed his own solo shows whilst touring America and Eastern Asia, as well as taking on lead roles in productions including Avenue Q and The Producers.


Neïma Naouri

is a French singer and actress specialising in music theatre, who studied music and voice in Paris.  She has performed in many professional productions such as Fiddler on the Roof at the Strasbourg Opera and South Pacific at the Toulon Opera, as well as being a permanent member of the renowned vocal jazz ensemble The Jazz Messengers.

Danae Rikos

is an Italian soprano who is studying singing and teaching at the Conservatory in Novara and the Civic School in Corsico.  Her first performance was in the role of Norina in Don Pasquale; more recently she has appeared as a soloist various productions.


Jasmin Désirée Schaff

is a German mezzosoprano who obtained her master’s degree in voice at the University of Music in Karlsruhe, where she is currently studying Lied interpretation.   She has performed as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Baden-Baden, among others, and has also begun teaching voice.

Edgars Skarbulis

is a Latvian singer in his final year of postgraduate studies in Mannheim, Germany.   He has performed in various children’s operas in Riga and in Germany, as well as singing in the Latvian National Opera chorus and solo oratorio.


César Vallet

is a French singer, dancer and actor studying music theatre in Paris, at the Conservatory in St Maur les Fossés and Cours Florent.  He has performed in Fosse’s World and as Bobby in Company (Sondheim), as well as acted in various plays and a short film.

Charlotte Waters

is a British soprano in her final year of undergraduate study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  Recent performances include her debut solo recital of a selection of opera scenes, including Mrs Page from Sir John in Love, as well as participation in numerous school productions and professional chorus work.