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Polyphonic Films Limted was formed in 2006 to produce film and television inspired by classical music. Its first project, The Full Monteverdi, was lauded with critical acclaim across the globe and continues to have a broadcast and festival life. Since then we have produced television, film, documentaries and promos across the world, for clients including BBC, Universal Music, Sky, SBS and Knowledge Network.

There are three principle collaborators behind Polyphonic: Greg Browning (Producer & MD), John La Bouchardière (Creative Director) and Robert Hollingworth (Music Director).

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Having completed his post-graduate training at the BBC, Greg worked as a Network Analyst for BBC Transmission (now part of Arquiva). In 2001 he founded Silicon19 Media, a boutique media company specialising media production within the fields of arts and science. Clients included Channel 4, The Royal Society, Glyndebourne Opera and British Red Cross. In addition to his work at Polyphonic Films he was a founder board member and then Chairman of The Gloucestershire Media Group (a not-for-profit media development agency funded by BFI and the EU) and has co-produced a number of independent feature films. As a film-maker in his own right, Greg has travelled across the developing world making short films and documentaries for a number of international charities and government departments, including projects in Sierra Leone, Kenya, Burkina Faso and South East Asia.


A former chorister at Magdalen College, Oxford, John completed his post-graduate studies at the University of Birmingham. He spent several years working internationally as an assistant and revival director in opera, for such companies as the BBC, Channel 4, English National Opera, New Israeli Opera, Opera Graz, Opéra National du Rhin, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Teatro Liceu (Barcelona), Vlaamse Opera, Teatro São Carlos (Lisbon) and La Fenice. As a director in his own right, his recent productions include Semele (Scottish Opera and Florentine Opera, Milwaukee), Eugene Onegin, Tamerlano (Scottish Opera), Rigoletto (Opera Holland Park), Don Giovanni (Varna, Bulgaria), Carmen (Nordfjord, Norway) and The Full Monteverdi (world tour with I Fagiolini), which he redeveloped as a film.


Most of Robert Hollingworth’s work has revolved around I Fagiolini, the vocal ensemble he founded in 1986 and directs.  With them he has made 16 CDs, 2 DVDs, toured internationally and developed an unusual brand of innovative and often provocative ways of looking at 16th and 20th century a capella repertoire.  I Fagiolini is a regular guest at BBC Proms and in 2005 was awarded the Royal Philharmonic’s Ensemble Prize.  Robert has also directed BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, NDR Chor, NKK and Accentus, the Academy of Ancient Music and English Concert.  He’s a regular writer and presenter for BBC Radio 3 and an artistic advisor to two festivals.  Monteverdi and Monty Python are equal influences on his work.