Alison recently completed a Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of Anne Dawson. She is especially interested in focusing on early and contemporary vocal music, having studied with esteemed tenor, Andrew King as part of her studies.
Originally from Fife in Scotland, Alison started taking singing lessons at the age of sixteen with Rosemary Nairne before reading music at the University of Aberdeen. During her time in Aberdeen, Alison won the Ogston Music Prize and took part in vocal masterclasses with Nicholas Clapton, Donald Maxwell and Dame Emma Kirkby.
Alison is a regular solo and ensemble performer. Her most recent engagements include singing the Soprano solos in Handel's Messiah with Wolverhampton Choral Society and Derby Cathedral Singers, and as guest soloist with the London Transport Choir at their annual carol service. Other recent engagements have included creating the role of Thin in the world premier of Blanka Stachelek's opera 'Out at Sea' and performing as Le Feu in Birmingham Conservatoire's production of 'L'enfant et les Sortileges'. Alison was delighted to have been asked to perform as one of the two vocalists in Steve Reich's challenging percussion piece, 'Drumming' in collaboration with Birmingham Conservatoire's Percussion department. Alison also performed as Cupid in John Blow's 'Venus and Adonis' and Truth in the world premiere of Michael Wolter's opera 'Ava's Wedding'. Other previous roles have included Suor Genovieffa in Puccini's 'Suor Angelica' (Fife Opera), Iris in Handel's 'Semele' (BeCause Opera) and Juno in the University of Aberdeen Baroque Ensemble's rendition of Purcell's 'Fairy Queen'. She has also sung with the conservatoire chamber choir, under the batons of esteemed conductors Paul Spicer and Jeffrey Skidmore and currently holds a choral scholarship at St. Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham.
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