Tom Poulson is a trumpeter who has performed across Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. He is a member of Stockholm Chamber Brass, WorldBrass and KammarensembleN and a prize winner at various international competitions, including the Aeolus International Music Competition for Wind Instruments in Düsseldorf.
As a concerto soloist Tom has appeared with the Royal Stockholm and Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestras, Düsseldorf and Nürnberger Symphonikers amongst others and was also the soloist in a private concert for Princess Anne in Mauritius. Tom’s passion for new music has seen him give dozens of premieres of works by composers such as Mike Svoboda, Oliver Searle, Gareth Williams and Timothy Cooper. He regularly appears as a guest of contemporary music groups including the Ensemble Modern (Germany), Aarhus Sinfonietta (Denmark) and the Black Page Orchestra (Austria). Tom regularly gives masterclasses on trumpet performance and chamber music and is currently a guest teacher at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki. Currently Tom is on trial for the position of Co-Principal Trumpet with the Västerås Sinfonietta.
Alistair MacDonald is a musician specialising in the use of technology to transform sound in space.
As a composer he has collaborated with musicians, dance, theatre, visual arts internationally (Australia, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Europe). As an improviser he has worked with musicians from traditional music (Catriona McKay, Chris Stout), jazz (Keith Tippett, Stu Brown, Paul Dunmall), classical music (Aaron Shorr, Mieko Kanno, Marco Blaauw) in the UK and Europe (including Estonia, Iceland, Germany in the last 2 years). His work is characterised by care for the detail of sound, the use of space, illusion and transformation.
He has extensive experience of large, specialised sound installation for his own projects and artists and venues throughout the UK and internationally. Alistair teaches composition and directs the Electroacoustic Studios at the RCS where he was made a Fellow of the Royal Conservatoire in 2012.
Susan Worsfold is a theatre director specialising in the Nadine George Voice Work for which she is one of only 14 accredited teachers worldwide.
She is Director of The Attic Collective, the new ensemble theatre company resident at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and Kings Theatre, Edinburgh, supported by the Festival City Theatres Trust and working with emerging artists aged 18-26 to stage three main house productions every year, as well as offer a tailor made professional development training. Susan is co-company director of Queen Jesus Plays, working with Jo Clifford to direct the internationally acclaimed The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven, which toured to Brazil in 2016. She works as a co-director with Nadine George to develop the voice work internationally and is Associate Teacher to the Centre for Voice at the RCS. She currently directs and teaches voice workshops in the UK, France and Brazil.