Yonni Levy — Conductor
Born in 1997, he is one of Britain’s youngest conductors working with high proﬁle ensembles. Yonni studies voice, baritone, at Leeds Conservatoire and is privately trained in conducting under the BBC Symphony Chorus Director, Neil Ferris. Although specialising in Choral Conducting, Yonni also conducts both Orchestral music and Opera. A guest conductor of choral societies in the North-
In 2017 Yonni featured as a leading conductor at Festival Ustek in the Czech Republic, accompanied by his Chorus from Leeds Conservatoire, and regularly works in Paris conducting the English Choral Group. Yonni goes to Thailand each year to work with the Thailand Philharmonic Chorus. In the UK, he has just ﬁnished his position as the Musical Director Intern with Leeds Youth Opera after two successful seasons. He has worked with Nick Lloyd Webber and Kay Mellor in an advisory position, composing the new West End prospect musical, Fat Friends. He is the Artistic Director and Animateur of a project creating Ofﬁcial Football Club Choirs to represent their club through out-
Robin Cook — Accompanist
Robin hails from Watford, in Hertfordshire. He began playing the piano at the age of eight. Six years later, he took up the clarinet, achieving a pass with distinction in the Associated Board Grade 8 exam within twenty months of beginning his studies.
His formal musical training began at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, later moving on to the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 1976 with an A.R.C.M. diploma and a G.R.S.M. degree. This was followed by a year at the Institute of Education at London University to qualify as a teacher.
In 1978, he joined the Hertfordshire Music Service as a peripatetic woodwind teacher, while developing his skills as a piano accompanist, and also gaining valuable experience in rehearsing and conducting ensembles of various sizes. Shortly after this, he was invited to become Head of Woodwind and principal accompanist at Dame Alice Owens School in Potters Bar, a state school with a strong musical tradition. He held this post for thirty-
Robin retired officially in 2014 to concentrate on his first love -