Caroline Taylor, soprano

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Caroline Taylor studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, generously supported by the Oglesby Charitable Trust and Help Musicians UK. She was the winner of the 2018 Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for Singing of Strauss (RNCM), First Prize at the 2019 Dean and Chadlington Singing Competition and Third Prize at the 2019 Jackdaws Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards. Caroline is a member of the 2019/2020 Wigmore Hall French Song Exchange.

Operatic roles include Gina (Giannetta) and cover Adina/The Elixir of Love (King’s Head Theatre, Opera’r Ddraig), Lauretta/Gianni Schicchi (RNCM Opera), Helena/The Enchanted Island (British Youth Opera), Governess/The Turn of the Screw and She in the European staged premiere of Madeleine Dring’s Cupboard Love (Byre Opera). In 2018, she created the role of Sara in Ben Kaye and Adam Gorb’s The Path to Heaven (Psappha). Concert performances include Handel/Messiah (Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir), Britten/Les Illuminations (Northern Ballet Sinfonia), Mahler’s Symphonies No. 4 (Helix Ensemble) and No. 8 (Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall) and recitals for St James’s Piccadilly and St Martin in the Fields.

A keen advocate for outreach in the arts, Caroline is a Concordia Foundation Artist and recently performed on the wards of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for CW+ charity. She has also taken part in dementia-friendly workshops with SoundUp Arts.