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Emily Hodkinson

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MMus Vocal Performance
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
BA(Hons) Music
University of York

Emily is a Nottingham-born mezzo-soprano. She studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on the MMus Vocal Performance course, where she studies with Clare Shearer, she is supported by a scholarship. She is the winner of the John and Barbara Beaumont Bursary and the Liz Chant Bursary.

Recent appearances include Sara in Dove’s Tobias and the Angel for Nottingham Cathedral and Streetwise Opera, alongside recitals at Southwell Minster and the Nottingham Classics pre-concert recital series. Alongside, Mozart’s Litaniae Laurentanae with the European Union Chamber Orchestra and Gresham’s School at St John Smith Square and MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross at the Snape Maltings Easter Weekend, both with the NYCGB Fellowship.

In July 2017 she graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Music from the University of York, after receiving the highest Final Recital mark in her year. She sang with Genesis Sixteen from 2016-17 under the direction of Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan.

Emily was a Fellow of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in 2017-18, performing as part of the Fellowship Octet, which included performances at the London A Capella Festival, Cadogan Hall, Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, a residency at the Snape Maltings and recording a number of new releases.

Roles include: Nancy (Albert Herring, Britten) and Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia, Britten) both for Aspect Opera, La Tasse Chinoise/L’éureuil (L’enfant et les Sortilèges, Ravel), Fatima (Oberon, Weber) Sorceress (Dido & Aeneas, Purcell) all for the University of York Opera Society and Masha (Paradise Moscow, Shostakovich) for the University of York.

Soloist engagements include: Galatea/Chorus (Acis & Galatea, Handel) for Beverley Early Music Festival, Joan the Knight (La Pucelle, Rose Hall) for the York Spring Festival of New Music, Duruflé’s Requiem and JS Bach’s Ascension Oratorio both for Yorkshire Bach Choir, Mozart’s Coronation Mass for Nottingham Festival Chorus and his Requiem for Stamford Choral Society.

Emily had the honour of being the first Female Alto to sing with the Men and Boys Choirs at Southwell Minster in February 2018, a landmark moment in the Minsters 900+ year history.

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