Jerwood Young Artists

Thanks to the generous support from Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Glyndebourne have been providing a programme of exceptional coaching and performance opportunities for young singers in the Glyndebourne Chorus since 2005.

In 2010, a new strand of work was introduced to focus on nurturing exceptionally talented singers from the Chorus selected as Jerwood Young Artists. Through the Jerwood Young Artist Programme the singers work with leading conductors, directors, choreographers, theatre specialists and vocal coaches to enhance their skills and experience.

The Jerwood Young Artist Programme has been made possible through the generosity of
Jerwood Charitable Foundation


2018’s Jerwood Young Artists

Michael Mofidian

Bass-Baritone | Imperial Commissioner, Madama Butterfly | Doctor, Pelléas et Mélisande

Glyndebourne debut

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.


Jake Muffett

Baritone | Official Registrar, Madama Butterfly

Glyndebourne debut

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.


Ida Ränzlöv

Mezzo-Soprano | Kate Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly

Glyndebourne debut

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.


William Thomas

Bass | Nicholas, The Major-Domo, Vanessa

Glyndebourne debut

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.


Nardus Williams

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.

With additional thanks to Gillian and Philip Broadley in support of 2018 Jerwood Young Artist Nardus Williams.