Jerwood Young Artists
Since 2005 Glyndebourne has increased its investment in developing young talent with the inauguration of the Jerwood Chorus Development Scheme.
This programme aims to provide training opportunities for the aspiring soloists in the Glyndebourne Chorus.
The singers work with leading conductors, directors, choreographers, theatre specialists and vocal coaches to enhance their skills and experience.
The scheme has been made possible through the generosity of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation
2018’s Jerwood Young Artists
Bass-Baritone | Imperial Commissioner, Madama Butterfly | Doctor, Pelléas et Mélisande
Recent engagements Leporello in Don Giovanni (BYO); Immigration Officer in Flight, Leporello in Don Giovanni, The Protector in Written on Skin scenes (Royal Academy Opera); Colline in La bohème (Vivo D’Arte)
Forthcoming engagements Jette Parker Young Artist 2018-2020 (ROH)
He was educated at the University of Cambridge and RAM.
Baritone | Official Registrar, Madama Butterfly
Recent engagements: Baritone solos in Monteverdi’s Vespers (1610) (International concert debut with Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, Versailles); Baritone solos in Carmina Burana (Bob Chilcot and The Really Big Chorus, RAH); Baritone solos in Bach’s Magnificat in E flat, Cantata BWV 151 (CD recording, European concert tour with Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists); Title role in Don Giovanni (BYO); John Sorel in The Consul (GSMD Opera); Bass solos in Handel’s Messiah (Brian Kay and The Really Big Chorus, RAH); Marquis de La orce, First Officer in Dialogues des Carmélites (GSMD Opera)
He studied Music at the University of York and participated in the Genesis Sixteen programme and the Monteverdi Choir apprenticeship scheme. He recently completed the opera course at GSMD after graduating with a Masters degree there in 2016.
Mezzo-Soprano | Kate Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly
Recent engagements: Eduige in Rodelinda (Cambridge Early Opera Company); Brahms in Love solo songs (Chiltern Art Festival); Messiah soloist (Ulster Orchestra); Daughter in The Vanishing Bridegroom (BYO); Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen (RCM)
She is currently studying at the International Opera School at the RCM with Professor Dinah Harris. She began her training at the Malmö Academy of Music, graduating with distinction in 2016.
Bass | Nicholas, The Major-Domo, Vanessa
Recent engagements: Soloist in Serenade to Music (Birmingham Symphony Hall with CBSO, broadcast on BBC Radio 3); Monteverdi Choir (BBC Proms, Festival Berlioz, France); (Cover) Il Tempo, (Cover) Antinoo in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (ROH, Roundhouse)
Forthcoming engagements Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (GSMD Opera Course); Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 (Lyon)
In 2013 he gained a place on the GSMD (BMus), where he is currently studying under the guidance of John Evans on the Masters Programme and will continue his studies on the prestigious opera course in September 2018.
Soprano | Milliner, Der Rosenkavalier
Previously for Glyndebourne Maggie/Marjana in Belongings (Glyndebourne Youth Opera)
Recent engagements Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (OHP); Martha in Wake (BOC)
Forthcoming engagements Mimi in La bohème (Houston)
She is currently studying at the RCM’s International Opera School with Dinah Harris.
Nardus Williams is supported by Gillian and Philip Broadley through the Jerwood Chorus Development Scheme.