7 Star Arts presents some of the UK’s finest artists representing a range of genres from music to theatre and the visual artists. Available individually or as part of 7 Star Arts unique productions, our artists are ideal for festivals, arts centres or small scale venues.

Anthony Hewitt

Anthony Hewitt

Pianist

“A remarkably gifted artist” The Gramophone, 2008

Anthony Hewitt‘s communicative and virtuosic pianism has won him many plaudits worldwide. He is a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and prize-winner at international piano competitions as well as founder and artistic director of the Ulverston International Music Festival.

David Le Page

David Le Page

Violinist

“The finesse and fieriness of his playing is always top-notch” The Independent

Guernsey-born David Le Page is a successful composer and virtuoso of the violin who has worked with a diverse selection of artists and ensembles. He is the Artistic Director of Harborough Concerts and leader of Stratford-upon-Avon’s Orchestra of the Swan.

Ellie Bignall

Vocalist

Ellie is a versatile London-based Jazz singer performing across a variety of musical styles. Her singing is very reminiscent of the forties and fifties and has been likened to Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. Ellie frequently performs with The Liam Stevens Trio

Klára Smith

Artist

With extraordinary detailed artwork offering exhibition, gifts, workshops and projections, Klara Smith’s exquisite papercut pictures together with her beautiful ceramics are utterly captivating and filled with detail, humour and fascination.

Natasha Hardy

Natasha Hardy

Soprano

Soprano and songwriter Natasha Hardy is trained in both Classical and Contemporary traditions and whose eclectic repertoire seeks to demystify the traditional operatic world. One of her latest classically inspired projects is Lost in Love, a journey through centuries of passion and heartache in Italian song in collaboration with 7 Star Arts.

Partikel

Duncan Eagles Band

Jazz Ensemble

Duncan Eagles and his band have established themselves as a dynamic and original addition to the European Jazz scene. Featuring Duncan Eagles, (saxophones), Max Luthert, (bass) and Eric Ford (drums & percussion).

Susan Porrett

Susan Porrett

Actress and Writer

Susan Porrett has had a long theatrical career. She played Audrey in ‘As You Like It’ at Nottingham Playhouse, Ursula in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at the National Theatre and Second Witch in ‘Macbeth’ and Queen Caroline in ‘The Art of Success’ (both for the RSC). In 2004 she went to the Hong Kong Festival to play the Nurse in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for English Touring Theatre and later appeared in ‘The Good Soul of Szechuan’ at the Young Vic, for the acclaimed opera and theatre director Richard Jones. Favourite parts include Miss Pross in ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, Betsy Trotwood in ‘David Copperfield’ (both at Greenwich Theatre) and Matron in ‘Forty Years On’ (at West Yorkshire Playhouse). Most recent stage appearances: ‘The Heresy of Love’ (Shakespeare’s Globe, 2015) and ‘The Autumn Garden’ by Lillian Hellman (Jermyn Street Theatre, October 2016). Her many films include Alan Bennett’s ‘A Private Function’, in which she played butcher’s wife, Mrs.Medcalf. Television credits include: ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ (as underhousemaid Alice); three series of ‘Grange Hill’ (as Mrs.Thomas, the biology teacher) and playing Doris in ‘Absolute Hell’ with Judi Dench. Her most recent tv appearance was as Withers in the BBC-TV series ‘Mapp and Lucia’. She has just recorded scenes in 2 episodes of the current Radio 4 drama series, ‘Home Front’. Susan has created four words and music productions for 7 Star Arts which she performs with the pianist Viv McLean – ‘Classic Gershwin’ (the story of George Gershwin), ‘Divine Fire’ (the story of Fryderyk Chopin and George Sand), ‘Sweet Harmony’ celebrating the genius of Shakespeare, and ‘Chekhov’s Grand Piano’ which interweaves the words of Anton Chekhov with selected music for piano and violin and specially-composed works by violinist David le Page, who also performs in this and ‘Sweet Harmony’.

The Liam Stevens Trio

The Liam Stevens Trio

Jazz Trio

The Liam Stevens Trio was established in 2013 with like-minded swing musicians Liam Stevens (Piano), Jj Stillwell (Double bass) and Joe Dessauer (Drums).

Alena Lugovkina

Flautist

Alena Lugovkina, former student of William Bennett OBE, is an outstanding young concert flautist, Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and Artist of the Altus Flutes.

Alena is therecipient of numerous prizes, including first prizes at the British Flute Society’s Competition, International Flute Competition “Friedrich Kuhlau”(Germany) and Royal Academy of Music flute competition. She has also won several prestigious awards including the Worshipful Company of Musicians Award, the Hattori Foundation Award, The Leverhulme Trust Award, The Philharmonia MMSF Award, “Wolfson Foundation Award” and many other.

Viv McLean, piano

Viv McLean

Pianist

“…extraordinary originality, superb simplicity, and muscles of steel hidden by fingers of velvet” Le Monde

Viv McLean won First Prize at the 2002 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and has performed in all the major venues in the UK, as well as throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. He has performed concertos with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and the Halle Orchestra. As a keen chamber musician he has collaborated with many groups including the Leopold String Trio and the Sacconi String Quartet as well as artists such as Natalie Clein, Daniel Hope, Guy Johnston and Lawrence Power. Viv has recorded regularly for BBC Radio 3 as well as for radio in Germany, France, Australia, Norway and Poland.

Viv regularly performs in 7 Star Art’s productions of Divine Fire and Classic Gershwin.