Born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, Elspeth Wilkes studied at King’s College, London, Trinity College of Music and Royal Academy of Music. She has performed at the Royal Opera House; the Royal Albert Hall; St Martin’s-in-the-Fields; several West End theatres and at the Ravenna festival, the Edinburgh Festival and the Dublin Theatre Festival winning an ‘Oscar’ award. Elspeth has worked with BBC Wales, Royal Ballet, Royal Shakespeare Company, Opera up Close, Opera Brava, Merry Opera Company and Opera de Bauge. She is the conductor of Thurrock Choral Society and assistant conductor of Barnes Choir and Putney Choral Society. Elspeth enjoys quizzing in her spare time and has appeared on Mastermind, The Chase, The Weakest Link and Countdown!