Anne Falloon (soprano ) has specialised throughout her singing career in performing early music. Graduating from London and Leeds universities, she trained at Leeds College of Music and privately. Solo work has included Purcell's 'Dido' and Handel's 'Messiah'. Working throughout the UK as soloist with the early music group, Estampie, she performed mediaeval and renaissance music. Since joining Arioso, Anne has concentrated on the baroque repertoire.
Susan Marshall (violin, viola ) plays a variety of early bowed instruments from rebec and medieval fiddle to renaissance and baroque violin and viola. As a member of Estampie she performed throughout the country and in Ireland. In addition to her work with Arioso, Susan play with other period ensembles including the York Waits, Leeds Baroque Orchestra and Newcastle Baroque and has recorded for Naxos.
Caroline Goddard (violin, viola ) studied at Leeds College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and personally with the famous Dr Suzuki in Japan. Caroline is a leading Suzuki method teacher in the West Yorkshire area and also teaches at international schools in Belgium, Holland and Iceland.
Lisa Colton (viola da gamba ) is a musicologist specialising in late medieval music with published articles on music in late medieval York. She studied early music at the universities of York and Huddersfield. Lisa is a senior lecturer in music at the University of Huddersfield, where she co-directs the Early Music Ensemble.
Martyn Hodgson (lute, theorbo, baroque guitar ) studied the classical guitar with William Wood and gravitated towards the lute at university. He now plays many instruments of the lute and early guitar family, but concentrates on continuo work principally with theorbo, archlute and baroque guitar. He plays continuo with numerous period instrument orchestras and ensembles and directs a number of chamber groups. His researches focus on early performance practice especially on the use of different continuo instruments and changes in style throughout the baroque period. Martyn also makes instruments and is recognised for his published organological research into instruments of the lute family; he is a leading authority on the 18th century mandora (or gallichon).
To allow larger scale pieces and other works requiring different forces to be performed, we frequently augment this core line-up with other singers and instrumentalists.