Masterclasses for Amateur Singers
16 October 2015, 13:30 - 16:00
A great opportunity to receive individual coaching from highly renowned singers Sarah Walker and Katie Bray.
Two classes will run concurrently - one for beginners and another for more experienced amateur singers. There is no formal process for deciding which class you sing in; you should simply indicate when applying which class you would be more comfortable in.
Holywell Music Room - Sarah Walker (advanced) - open to observers
Harris Manchester College Chapel - Katie Bray (beginners) - closed to observers
For more information, please see our Taking Part pages.
Mezzo-sopranoRecognised as an artist of international standing on opera stages and concert platforms world-wide, Sarah Walker initially studied violin at the Royal College of Music, London. However singing soon became an overriding passion and she began taking lessons with the legendary Hungarian teacher, Madame Vera Rozsa, with whom she worked for the whole of her career, building up an extraordinarily wide repertoire ranging from the music of Bach and the Baroque to composers, such as Berio and Boulez, and is now working with exciting young, twenty-fir... Read Full Biography
Mezzo-sopranoWinner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at Cardiff Singer of the World 2019, British mezzo-soprano Katie Bray has become known for her magnetic stage presence and gleaming, expressive tone. Recent roles for Opera North include Hansel Hansel and Gretel, Rosina Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Varvara Katya Kabanova, Louis XV Chair/Female Cat/Owl L’enfant et les sortilèges, Lola Cavalleria Rusticana, and Nancy Albert Herring and she has also sung for English National Opera (Daughter Akhnaten and The Way Back Home), Scottish O... Read Full Biography
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