Luke Mather - Musical Director and Founder
Luke Mather is a conductor, singer and composer based in Manchester. He graduated with a First Class Music Degree from the University of Manchester in 2015 and now works around the North as a Freelance Musician. Luke is Musical Director of Barnsley Singers and Bolton Chamber Choir, Assistant Musical Director of Barnsley Youth Choir and has also led a workshop with Music in the Round. During his final year at University, Luke assisted in conducting The University Chamber Choir, Ad Solem, The Cosmo Singers and Manchester University Chorus and was also Director of Music at the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus from 2014-2016. He has studied conducting and directing with Matthew Hamilton, Neil Ferris and Matthew Wright.
As a singer, Luke sings with the National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain and has sung solos on BBC Radio 3 and at the City of London Festival with the group. He currently studies singing with Andrew Heggie. Luke is a keen composer of choral music. His recent compositions have been performed by the Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble, Durham University Chamber Choir and Manchester Based Ensemble, No Dice.
Steven Calver - Associate Composer
Steven was recently appointed Associate Composer of Icosa in May 2017. Icosa have performed his work on four separate occasions in both Manchester and London over the last two years. One of these pieces was 'Infelix Ego' a stunning 14-minute work for 16 voices that we premiered in October 2016. We knew from that moment it was obvious to cement this relationship that has been developed. Luke and Steven will be working together to create new and exciting work in the future.