Winner of the 2018 Critics’ Circle Emerging Talent (Singer) Award
"The excellent cast is dominated by France, by turns glacial, gloriously imperious and exquisite as the Princess."
Tim Ashley, The Guardian
Selected by The Times as The Face to Watch in Opera 2020
"The thrilling Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan." The Sunday Times
Winner of Second Prize at the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Awards
Winner of the 2019 International Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti
Winner of the Grand Prix of the Concours international d'interprétation de la Mélodie Française de Toulouse 2019
Winner of the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and a BBC New Generation Artist
Julien Van Mellaerts
Winner of First Prize at the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, of the 2017 Wigmore Hall / Kohn Foundation International Song Competition, and of the Maureen Forrester Award at the 2018 Concours musical international de Montréal.
Julien Van Mellaerts’ debut solo recital with James Baillieu, Songs of Travel and Home, is released by Champs Hill Records on 17 September 2021. On 9 September 2021, he makes his German stage debut as Garibaldo in Rodelinda at the Internationale Händel Festspiele Göttingen.
Grace Durham, accompanied by Edward Liddall, sings music by Chausson, Fauré and Ravel on Aimer à loisir, now available on B Records.
Jennifer France sings Flavio and Angela Simkin sings Lucilla in Jommelli’s Il Vologeso with The Mozartists conducted by Ian Page, released by Signum Classics on 17 September 2021.
John Savournin sings Joel Feigin’s settings of Two Songs from Twelfth Night, now available on Toccata Classics.