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Emma Lewis (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: London, England

The English mezzo-soprano, Emma Lewis, studied at Forest School, Snaresbrook in London ((Class of 2009)), and Music at the University of York (Class on 2012). She has recently obtained a Masters in Vocal Performance with distinction at Trinity Laban Conservatoire (2013-2015), taught by Sophie Grimmer. She has been generously supported by the Dame Susan Morden, Kathleen Roberts and Robinson Hearn scholarships. Emma has also sung in master-classes with Ian Partridge CBE, Janice Chapman, Matthew Rose, Chen Reiss and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

Emma Lewis won the University of York Concerto Prize and has been a finalist in the TL English Song Competition, Gladys Puttick Improvisation Competition, Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Competition and the Schubert Society Lieder prize. She is the vocal department's entry for the Trinity Laban Gold Medal Competition at King's Place in January 2016.

Emma Lewis has sung opera roles with Hampstead Garden Opera (W.A. Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro), Trinity Laban (George Frideric Handel's Belshazzar) and with new ensemble Eboracum Baroque (Dido & Aeneas), of which she is also a founder member. Roles performed include Mrs Herring in Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring, Mrs Kneebone in A Dinner Engagement, Selysette in Ariane et Barbe-Bleu, Hata in The Bartered Bride, La Conversation in Les Plaisirs des Versailles, Orphée in Orphée et Euridice, Sesto in W.A. Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, Meg in Falstaff (with Trinity Laban), L'elisir d'amore (with Trinity Laban), Daniel in Belshazzar, Mother in Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel, Dido and Sorceress in Dido & Aeneas. She has also sung chorus with Opera Holland Park (Madama Butterfly), Hampstead Garden Opera, Eboracum Baroque (Acis & Galatea) and Echoris with Oxford Philomusica.

Emma Lewis has sung as a soloist at the Brandenburg Choral Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Grimeborn Opera Festival, St Martin in the Fields, Blackheath Halls and the Old Royal Naval College. Recent solo highlights include Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria (Cathédrale de Coutances), John Rutter's Gloria (Abbatiale de Lessay), L.v. Beethoven's Scottish Songs (Oxford University Church), George Frideric Handel's Messiah, J.S. Bach's Magnificat (BWV 243 and W.A. Mozart's Requiem (Brandenburg Choral Festival), J.S. Bach's B minor Mass (BWV 232) and Sergei Rachmaninov's Vespers (Old Royal Naval College Chapel) Lalande's Te Deum and Charpentier's Te Deum (Edinburgh Festival), Igor Stravinsky's Mass (Blackheath Halls) and L.v. Beethoven's Mass in C with LSO Discovery (LSO St Luke's).

Emma Lewis is an alumna of Genesis The Sixteen and has held choral scholarships at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich and St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. She has also just finished the Monteverdi Choir apprenticeship (2014-2015), and has been invited for future projects with the ensemble. Emma also deputises in professional church choirs throughout London, is a member of the professional singers scheme with London Philharmonia Chorus and is a regular singer at St James, Sussex Gardens.

Emma Lewis Emma has a busy teaching career in London and the home counties. She currently lives in Hitchin and enjoys practising Pilates and Yoga outside of performing.

Source: Emma Lewis Website & Facebook profile; Monteverdi Choir Website (2014-2015); Photos 02-03: Laura Radford (2014)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2015)

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BWV 232 [2nd , 2015]

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