Meet the team
Hello! Meet some of the faces (and more importantly the voices) of Big Big Sing.
Stephen Deazley is an award-winning composer and unstoppable collaborator, receiving commissions from some of the UK’s foremost orchestras and opera houses. He is a renowned educationalist constantly in demand as a creator of innovative new work for young musicians. Stephen is founder and artistic director of the music education charity Love Music.
Eugene Skeef is a London-based South African percussionist, composer, poet, educationalist and broadcaster. He also works in conflict resolution, acts as a consultant on cultural development and teaches creative leadership. Eugene has made his mark on the British cultural scene through his innovative creative projects that straddle a wide spectrum of art forms, including community music, jazz, ‘world’ music, European classical music, contemporary dance theatre and children’s storytelling.
Lucy Griffiths is a conductor, workshop leader, vocal animatuer and a leading expert in musical engagement and vocal outreach. As well as a busy freelance career, she is Assistant Director of Music at the University of Warwick, Musical Director of Severn Trent Water and Associate Director of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Community and Youth Choirs.
Lea Cornthwaite is a singer, choir director and vocal leader who works with people of all ages – singers and non-singers alike. He has worked with the Royal Opera House, Opera North, the Southbank Centre and many others from Plymouth to Aberdeen.
London born Ranjana Ghatak is a British Indian singer. Passionate about expressing her musical influences through the voice – she works across many musical worlds, whilst rooting herself in North indian singing. Ranjana has her own quartet and band Open Souls, she also enjoys collaborating with other artists and engaging people to connect with their voice.
Dave Milligan, born and raised in the Scottish Borders, is a pianist whose musical imagination flows freely between jazz improvisation and the traditional airs and dance meters of his native Scotland. In a professional career spanning fifteen years, Dave has performed throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia.