I was extremely grateful to receive a generous grant from the James Pantyfedwen Foundation for the 2017-18 academic year. This meant that I could concentrate fully on my studies in the Royal Academy in London without worrying about extra work for financial support.
The course enabled me to develop my voice technique and the craft of performing alongside language skills. The weekly Alexander Technique lessons have also helped with poise and released body tension whilst singing. I have had many stage experiences in various operas and have been proud of the experiences of being a solo artist a few times with the Kohn Foundation RAM Bach Series.
I will soon be performing the parts of ‘Sciarrone’ and the Jailer in a production of Tosca in Abu Dhabi with Bryn Terfel, Vittorio Grigolo and Kristine Opolais, and over the summer I shall be the cover for Figaro in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ in ‘The Grange Festival Opera’. I am also waiting to hear whether I have been accepted on a programme for young artists in various opera houses, having been shortlisted for an audition in Berlin.