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Ella Taylor

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Agnes
Written on Skin (Benjamin)
Royal Academy of Music
2018
Leonora
Fidelio (Beethoven)
Royal Academy of Music
2018
La Contessa
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Strand Chamber Orchestra
2017
Galatea
Acis and Galatea (Handel)
Royal Academy of Music
2017
Miles
The Turn of the Screw (Benjamin Britten)
Manchester Opera Ensemble
2015
Governess
The Turn of the Screw (Benjamin Britten)
Royal Academy of Music
2017

Contemporary Opera

Susanne Meyer
Schutzwall (Jonathan Higgins)
Tête à Tête
2017

Art Song

Soloist
Pierrot Lunaire (Schoenberg)
Royal Academy of Music
2017
Soloist
Akhmatova Songs (John Tavener)
Music in the Round
2017
Soloist
Fünf Rückert Lieder (G. Mahler)
Sheffield University Symphony Orchestra
2015
Soloist
Dies Natalis (Finzi)
Sheffield University Symphony Orchestra
2014

Oratorio/Concerts

Soprano Soloist
Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (Górecki)
Sheffield Music Hub
2018
Soprano Soloist
St Matthew Passion (Bach)
Sheffield Bach Choir
2018
Soprano soloist
Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento (Mozart)
Ware Choral Society
2017
Soprano Soloist
Requiem (John Rutter)
Bakewell Choral Society
2017
Soprano Soloist
Come, Ye Sons of Art (Purcell)
Tideswell Singers
2016
Soprano Soloist
The Creation (Haydn)
Overgate Hospice Choir
2016
Soprano Soloist
Vesperae solennes de Confessore (Mozart)
Sheffield Cathedral
2016
Soprano Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Sheffield Bach Choir
2015
Soprano Soloist
Coronation Mass in C (Mozart)
St George's Singers
2015
Soprano Soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Tideswell Singers
2015
Soprano Soloist
Hear my prayer (Mendelssohn)
Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus
2013
Soprano Soloist
Requiem (Fauré)
St George's Singers
2013
Soprano Soloist
Trois Chansons (Ravel)
St George's Singers
2013

Choral

2nd Soprano Semi-Chorus
A Foreign Field (Torsten Rasch)
Three Choirs Festival
2014

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Josephine Baker Trust approved singer (2016)

Parepa-Rosa Prize awarded by the Royal Academy of Music (2016)

Dr Mo Sacoor Scholarship for excellence in performance (2014)

Julian Payne Recital Prize (2014)

Competitions

Runner up in the David Clover Singers Platform Lesley Garrett Opera Prize (2017)

Runner up in the David Clover Singers Platform recital prize (2017)

Commended in the Mozart Singing Competition (2016)

BBC Chorister of the Year (2010)

MA Performance
Royal Academy of Music
2016–2018
BMus Music
University of Sheffield
2013–2016

Ella is currently studying for a Masters in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music under the tuition of Elizabeth Ritchie and Andrew Smith, having graduated from the University of Sheffield with a First Class Honours Degree in Music.
Ella has a particular interest in performing new music. She has recently performed at the Leeds Lieder Festival Composer and Poets Forum as part of the Day of Song, as well as premiering Jonathan Higgins’s Schutzwall, playing the character of Susanne Meyer at the Tête à Tête festival.

Her other roles include Miles from Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Galatea in Handel’s Acis and Galatea, and La Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as performing scenes as the Governess from The Turn of the Screw. She is in demand as an oratorio singer around the country, performing a wide variety of works including Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Requiem and Vespers and Purcell’s Come, Ye Sons of Art. She is a Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach cantata scholar.

A keen recitalist and collaborator, she has an on-going relationship with the ensemble 4 Girls 4 Harps, with whom she has performed at the Bradfield Festival on numerous occasions. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Music’s prestigious Song Circle. She also performed Finzi’s Dies Natalis and Mahler’s Fünf Rückert Lieder with the Sheffield University Symphony Orchestra. Recently she made her debut with Ensemble 360 in Music in the Round’s May Festival, singing John Tavener’s Akhmatova Songs. She was commended in the Mozart Singing Competition, and was runner-up the David Clover Singers Platform Recital Prize, as well as the Lesley Garrett Opera Prize. She was also a recipient of BBC Chorister of the Year.

At Sheffield, Ella was also an active member of the University of Sheffield Chamber Choir. In her final year, she took up the role of their Associate Conductor. She was also the Director of Jessop Voices, a choir made up entirely of first year Music students.
Ella is generously supported by the Sheffield Church Burgesses Trust, the Josephine Baker Trust and the Parepa-Rosa Prize, awarded by the Royal Academy of Music.
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