'She has a rich, remarkably mature voice, heard to great effect in Dvorak'
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British soprano Kayleigh McEvoy is currently in the final year of her Bachelor of Music degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, under the tutelage of Marilyn Rees. Next year, she will be continuing her studies on Guildhall's Masters in Performance course.
Kayleigh was delighted to have recently won the Freda Parry Scholarship competition. She is a keen advocate of concert and oratorio repertoire, her recital work having taken her throughout the UK and Europe. Last May, she made her London operatic debut as the Fox in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen (abridged.) Previous roles include, The Plaintiff in Trial by Jury, Constance in The Sorcerer, Peep Bo in The Mikado and Tessa in The Gondoliers.
In London, Kayleigh has had the opportunity to work with renowned coaches and conductors such as; Daniel Barenboim, Gustav Dudamel, Graham Johnson, Sarah Walker, and Mary Plazas.
Kayleigh has also recently started expanding her New Music repertoire. Earlier this year she performed in the world premiere of The Tale of Januarie. She has also worked closely with Jane Manning over the past six months on a selection of new pieces written by 20th Century composers, which she will be performing in June 2017. Later this year, Kayleigh will also be performing a newly commissioned piece written especially for her, in association with the Courtauld Gallery.
This season, Kayleigh is thrilled to be recording a new selection of songs in collaboration with New Hall School. The CD will be available for purchase later this year.
Other future engagements include: Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, (GSMD opera scenes;) The Freda Parry Scholarship winners recital; and a selection of solo recitals and opera galas.
Kayleigh is grateful to have the support of the St.Mary Barnes Trust.
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