Selected Career Highlights

Vocal leader for Voicelab Choirs; coach for treble soloists

Mass

Composer: Leonard Bernstein; conductor: Marin Alsop

Southbank Centre

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

2018

Music director

Snappy Operas

Composers include: Kerry Andrew and Stephen Deazley; Director: Peter Cant

Mahogany Opera

Bridington Spa, Bridlington

2018

Vocal leader

English National Opera Youth Company (pilot year)

English National Opera

London Colisseum and Lilian Baylis House

2017-18

Vocal director

Silver Birch

Composer: Roxanna Panufnik; Librettist: Jessica Duchen; Director: Karen Gillingham; choreographer: Natasha Khamjani; Conductor: Douglas Boyd

Garsington Opera is a finalist at the International Opera Awards in the category of Education and Outreach for Silver Birch.

Garsington Opera at Wormsley

Wormsley Estate, Stokenchurch

2017

Vocal director

Garsington Youth Opera Company

Artistic director: Karen Gillingham

Garsington Opera at Wormsley

See dedicated page for performance details

2015 – present

Founder and co- artistic director

ROH Youth Opera Company

Joint artistic director: Karen Gillingham

Royal Opera House

See dedicated ROH YOC page for details of performances

2009 – 2017

Mentor to RAM graduate singing student

Advanced MiC Course

Month long primary school project

Royal Academy of Music

Betty Layward Primary School

2017

Music director / arranger

OperaFirst: The Creation

Project for primary schools based on Haydn’s Creation

Garsington Opera at Wormsley

Schools in High Wycombe

2016

Lead artist

ROH Create and Sing Carmen programme

Royal Opera House

2015 – 2017

Vocal director and programme creator

Voicelab: Schools’ Sing-in

Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre

2014 – 2016

Mentor to RAM graduate singing student

Advanced MiC Course

Month long primary school project

Royal Academy of Music

Betty Layward Primary School

2015

Director of Voicelab Wedding Singers

Southbank Centre’s Big Wedding Weekend

Southbank Centre

Royal Festival Hall and Clore Ball Room, Southbank Centre

2015

Vocal director and presenter

Songs in Space

A joint songwriting project between RAM’s Open Academy and Spitalfields Music

Royal Academy of Music

Duke’s Hall, Royal Acadmy of Music

2015

Vocal director

The Freedom Game

Composer: Hannah Conway; Librettist: Richard Stilgoe; Director: Karen Gillingham; Conductor: Tim Murray

Surrey Arts

Royal Albert Hall

2015

Residency devising and leading vocal projects

Various projects and performances

Composers worked with include: James MacMillanJohn BarberFraser Trainer and Dominic Harlan, and conductors include: Gijs Leenaars, David Lawrence and Manoj Kamps

Muziekcentrum van de Omroep

(Netherlands Broadcasting Music Centre)

Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht

2009 – 2015

Choral director and conductor of Voicelab Children’s Choir

War Requiem

Composer: Benjamin Britten; Conductor: Marin Alsop

This project won a Royal Philharmonic Society award in the category of learning and participation in 2015

Southbank Centre

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

2014

Mentor to RAM graduate singing student

Advanced MiC Course

Month long primary school project

Royal Academy of Music

St James’ and St Michael’s CE Primary School

2014

Vocal director for all choirs

A Wall of Music

Composer: Peter Maxwell Davies; Conductor: Jessica Cottis

Southbank Centre

Royal Festival Hall

2014

Vocal leader / conductor

Sing to the Flags – a Festival of Neighbourhood

Artist: Bob and Roberta Smith; Directors: Polly Bennett and Darragh O’Leary; musical team included: Tim Sutton, Laka D, Lea Cornthwaite

Southbank Centre

Site-wide at Southbank Centre

2013

Vocal director

Voices of the future programme

A training programme for teachers

Royal Opera House

2012 – 2014

Vocal leader

Project with Palestinian teachers in Beirut, Lebanon

Team included: Actor / director: David Morrissey; Director: Karlos Cole; designer: Emma Wee

Creative Arts Schools Trust

Shatila Camp, Beirut, Lebanon

Vocal director for Voicelab choir

A Nightingale Sang – a community cantata

Composer: John Browne; Conductor: Howard Moody

Southbank Centre

Royal Festival Hall

2010

Vocal director

On the Rim of the World

Composer: Orlando Gough; librettist: Jehane Markham; director: Karen Gillingham; conductor: Stuart Stratford

Royal Opera House

Main stage, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

2009

Conductor

Bloom

Composer: Rufus Wainwright; Stephen Petronio Dance Company

Southbank Centre

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

2006 and 2008

Vocal director

The Last Genie

Composers: John BarberMikey Asante; writer Inua Ellams; Director: Karen Gillingham; designer: Emma Wee; choreographers Rob Hylton and Natasha Khamjani

Royal Opera House

The Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and

Stratford Circus Arts Centre

2008

Vocal director for Voicelab Children’s Choir

Requiem for the Earth

Composer: Paco Peña; Conductor: Howard Moody

Southbank Centre

Royal Festival Hall

2007

Music director, conductor and soloist

Off the Wall by Stan Won’t Dance

Composer: John Barber; Directors Liam Steel and Rob Tannion

Southbank Centre

Site-wide at Southbank Centre

2007

Music Director

Demon Juice

Composer: John Browne; Director: Karen Gillingham; designer: Emma Wee; choreographers Rob Hylton and Natasha Khamjani

Royal Opera House

The Clore Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and

Stratford Circus Arts Centre

2007

and also…

Companies worked for in a similar capacity include English National Opera, Royal Philharmonic Society, City of London Sinfonia, Glyndebourne Opera and Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Youth Music, Opera Holland Park, Youth Music Voices, Spitalfields Festival (including the RPS award winning On Spital Fields by Jonathan Dove), London Symphony Orchestra, Opera North, English Touring Opera, Royal Academy of Music, Metropolitan Opera Guild (New York) – internship, Big Big Sing.