Yorkshire-born soprano Rowan Pierce was awarded the President's Award by HRH Prince of Wales at the Royal College of Music in 2017. She won both the Song Prize and First Prize at the inaugural Grange Festival International Singing Competition, the Van Someren Godfery Prize at the RCM and the first Schubert Society Singer Prize in 2014.
She has appeared on the concert platform throughout Europe and in South America and has performed with ensembles including the AAM, Gabrieli Consort, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBCSSO, CBSO, Florilegium and Royal Northern Sinfonia. She made her BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall with the OAE and her Wigmore Hall debut with the London Handel Players.
Her roles include Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Galatea in Handel's Acis & Galatea, Iris in Handel’s Semele, Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Miss Wordsworth, Emmie and Cis in Britten’s Albert Herring and Princess in Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortilèges.
Rowan was generously supported by the Countess of Munster Award and Midori Nishiura at the RCM.