Stuart Jackson studied at Oxford University (Christ Church) where he was a choral scholar for three years whilst studying Biological Sciences. After graduating from university in 2008, he completed the postgraduate vocal course at the Royal Academy of Music, and is now studying in the opera school at the RAM. Stuart obtained the second prize in the 2011 Wigmore Hall song competition, and is the winner of the 2010 Oxford Lieder scholarship, the 2010 Flora Nielsen song prize, the 2010 Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize, and the 2010 Chelsea Schubert Song prize. His teacher is the renowned tenor Ryland Davies, and he is coached by Jonathan Papp.
Stuart has sung the roles of Fritz in "L'amico Fritz" (Mascagni), Don Ottavio in "Don Giovanni" (Mozart), Araquil in "La Navarraise" (Massenet), Don Anchise in "La Finta Giardinera" (Mozart), Tito in “Clemenza di Tito” (Mozart) and Comte Ory in “Comte Ory” (Rossini) in Academy opera scenes, and has sang the role of Jonathan in the Academy production of Saul at the Spitalfield’s music festival. Stuart will be performing the role of Benedict in the RAO production of "Beatrice and Benedict" in November. Stuart has taken part in public masterclasses with Gerald Finley, Sarah Walker, Colin Lee, and Thomas Allen, private masterclasses with Barbara Bonney and Dennis O’Neil, and has performed recitals in a number of venues including the Wigmore Hall, St John Smith's Square and Oxford's Holywell Room.
Stuart would like to thank the Peter Moores Foundation, the Countess of Munster Trust, Howard de Walden Estates, and the Drapers' Company.