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Ach, Ich Fuhl's ~ Emily Kirby-Ashmore
Be Kind and Courteous ~ Emily Kirby-Ashmore
Jauchzet Gott excerpt (recital)
Le Feu (in rehearsal) MP3
Soave Sia Il Vento - Così Fan Tutte
Volta La Terrea ~ Emily Kirby-Ashmore
NODA's London District Award for Best Female Performance in G&S (2016)
Nominated - NODA's London-Wide Award for Best Female Performance in G&S (2016)
Voice & Orchestra - Roy Pleasance Award (2017)
“Emily has an enviable way of being able to sing with individuality and style” Ralph Allwood (2014)
“She is an excellent musician … with fine intonation and a good sense of the musical style of different eras … a light, well-focused and pure soprano” Richard Morrison (2013)
“I could work with this voice all day” James Gilchrist (2009)
Emily studied at the University of King’s College London and at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2011. She is currently a Principal Artist with Palace Opera, most recently performing the roles of Michaela (Carmen), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro). Upcoming roles include Gilda (Rigoletto) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni).
A highlight of 2013 was featuring as a soloist on the soundtrack to the Romeo & Juliet film directed by Julian Fellowes, the score composed by James Horner.
She has sung with Blossom Street, The London Quartet, Artis, The Southbank Sinfonia, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Monteverdi Choir and Deus Ex Cathedra.
Recent solo engagements include Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum with the Southbank Sinfonia, Bach’s St Matthew Passion at the Cadogan Hall with the English Chamber Orchestra (part of Channel 4’s Documentary ‘The Life of Alex’), Bach’s St John Passion in St John’s Smith Square, Macmillan’s Seven Last Words on the Cross with the Southbank Sinfonia and Bach’s B Minor Mass at Gloucester Cathedral with the English Chamber Orchestra.
Roles include Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Micaela (Carmen) and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) for Palace Opera, Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors) and Phoebe (Yeoman of the Guard) for Hendon Music Festival.
Emily also undertakes engagements for the Hatfield House Living History Project, bringing to life the characters of Lady Mary and Queen Victoria, as well as performing in their well-known Banquets in the Old Palace.
Emily is an experienced recording artist, performing on numerous television and film soundtracks, including commercial recordings for Katherine Jenkins, Blossom Street and the Rodolfus Choir. She is thrilled to announce that she will be releasing her debut album in 2015.
Outside of solo singing, Emily is an accomplished choral conductor and singing teacher. She is the Head of Vocal Studies at Bolingbroke Academy and Director of Music with the award-winning Girls Choir at the Dunstable Priory. She has a teaching base in London with a number of students performing in the West End and on Broadway including Billy Elliot, Les Miserables, Oliver, Wicked and The Wizard of Oz.
Emily has the privilege of receiving vocal instruction from Joy Mammen and David Barrell, and coaching from the highly talented Anna Tilbrook.
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