FRASER started his music copying career in Denmark
Street (known as Tin Pan Alley, London) in the late fifties,
at the same time studying harmony and orchestration. Since
then he has had the honour and pleasure of working for many
of the worlds foremost composers, orchestras and musicians,
in film, orchestral and popular music. Amongst his other credits
are more than 200 movies.
STREATER achieved a first class music degree and
studied in Germany with Heinz Holliger before playing the
oboe professionally for a number of years worldwide. Jill's
keen interest in hand copying, introduced to her in 1983,
led to a fulltime involvement in music preparation, latterly
with all the standard computer music notation programmes.
Her particular areas of expertise include musicals, films,
publishing work and project management. She works with the
Mac, PC and Acorn platforms.
BARNARD became a professional musician in 1976
after studying at the Royal Academy of Music and subsequently
spent a few years combining horn playing with music copying.
Ann was responsible for pioneering the first successful music
preparation team in the U.K., providing her with unrivalled
experience in all aspects of music preparation for theatre,
film and television.
LOWDELL first started music copying whilst spending
five years with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as librarian.
In 1972 he became a full-time music hand copyist, undertaking
a wide variety of work. With the advent of computer processing,
he has developed great expertise on both the older and newer
versions of the Sibelius programme.
IHNATOWICZ was one of the first to put down the
pen in favour of the mouse. He started with Score, then tested
Finale on a Mac II whilst working at The Really Useful Group.
In the process he produced the vocal score of 'Aspects of
Love', a major undertaking in those days. Ten years ago, when
Finale became fast enough for commercial copying he became
fully computerised, also using several other programmes including
Erato Music Manuscriptor, Sibelius 7 and Sibelius for Windows.
He has worked in Austria and Germany, and speaks French.
WHITFIELD was educated at Chetham's School of Music
and read music at Keble College, Oxford. His involvement in
music preparation started by preparing editions of operas
and the symphonic repertoire for Sir Charles Mackerras to
conduct and record, acting as assistant conductor on many
of these recordings.
He is frequently involved with the Royal Opera House and English
National Opera in the preparation of new operatic material.
John specialises in the Classical repertoire he is equally
at home in the film world.