Seawolf and Christie

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Seawolf grew up in London, and still calls it home much of the time. Many years ago she adopted Norfolk, home of her ancestors, as one of her favourite stamping grounds. The name Seawolf is derived from the local description of Viking invaders who famously marauded up and down the east coast of England in medieval times. Many of the Vikings eventually settled in places like East Anglia, and were given the surname "saeulph" (seawolf in the old Norse tongue).

Self-taught as a singer-songwriter in her early teens, she studied voice, composition, guitar and lute at the Royal College of Music, and subsequently worked with Sally Le Sage, Sena Jurinac and Josephine Veasey. She also studied at the Banff Centre, Canada, where she worked with the eminent American composer and theorist John Cage.

Seawolf is also a highly-respected course facilitator, and has led courses in singing, painting and sound healing for many years, in places as diverse as California, Mexico, Greece, Devon and Norfolk. She also has thriving private singing practices in London and Norfolk.
Christie was born in Canada, and came to study in England at the Royal College of Music, where he met Seawolf. He studied cello with Anthony Pini, and composition with Herbert Howells, CH. He subsequently played in theatre orchestras in the West End, and on tour with the Lindsay Kemp Company in Italy, Spain and Venezuela, also working as a freelance cellist in symphony orchestras and film recordings. His theatre tours took him as far afield as Syria and the Shetland Islands.

He has taught composition at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama for the past ten years.

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