Martin Pacey studied piano with Sidney Harrison and Hamish Milne, and composition with Alexander Goehr. Prior to working in opera, he wrote reviews and articles on music for a variety of publications, including The Musical Times, The Listener, The Independent and The Sunday Telegraph. He is an occasional guest repetiteur for ENO, having been a full-time member of the music staff there from 1997 to 2008, and has worked freelance for Opera North, Opera Australia and La Monnaie. He was involved in ENO’s ‘Opera Works’ program for young singers from 2013 to 2017 and coaches regularly at the Royal College of Music as well as at the Studio.