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Dame Shirley Bassey

Dame Shirley Bassey
DBE, Légion d'honneur

Britain's most-successful ever female pop-music artist, estimated to have sold over 135 million records worldwide in a career of unrivalled longevity. Her live performances have taken her to most major concert halls worldwide.

Ron Baken

Ron Baken
PhD

Currently the Vocal Tract Physiologist at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Ron Baken is also Professor Emeritus at Columbia University, and Adjunct Professor of Otolaryngology at New York Medical College. Dr. Baken is internationally recognized for his research in voice physiology, and is the author of more than 50 scientific articles and book chapters. He is the co-author of several books, including the text that is generally acknowledged as the standard reference work on methods of acoustic and physiologic measurement of vocal tract function.

Dame Felicity Lott

Dame Felicity Lott
DBE, Légion d'honneur, FRCM

Internationally-renowned soprano whose opera career includes major roles at all the world's greatest opera houses, and whose concert and recording career includes collaborations with many of the world's finest conductors and pianists. In 2010, she was presented with 'The Wigmore Hall Medal' by HRH The Duke of Kent. This medal is awarded to internationally important artistic figures in recognition of their significant contribution to Wigmore Hall. Photo: Trevor Leighton.

Sir Derek Jacobi

Sir Derek Jacobi
CBE

Screen and stage actor, film director and founding member of the National Theatre, Sir Derek Jacobi has enjoyed a highly successful stage career, playing such notable characters as Edward II, Richard III, Octavius Caesar and Cyrano de Bergerac. He has also won several prestigious awards such as a Tony Award for his performance in “Much Ado About Nothing” and a BAFTA for “I, Claudius”.

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