Caroline Taylor recently graduated with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music, generously supported by an Oglesby Scholarship and Help Musicians UK (Maidment Award). She currently studies with Louise Winter and Nicholas Powell.
A former RNCM Songster and Leeds Lieder Young Artist, Caroline was the winner of the 2018 Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for Singing of Strauss (RNCM) and the 2018 Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize (Musica Britannica). She was a finalist in the RNCM Gold Medal and Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize and received joint First Prize at this year’s Dean and Chadlington Singing Competition. Most recently, she received Third Prize at the 2019 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards, held at the Wigmore Hall.
Operatic roles include Gina (Giannetta) and cover Adina/The Elixir of Love (King’s Head Theatre), Lauretta/Gianni Schicchi and the title role in Cendrillon (RNCM Opera), Helena/The Enchanted Island (British Youth Opera), Papagena/The Magic Flute (St Andrews Voices), Governess/The Turn of the Screw and She in the European staged premiere of 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 Bach/St John Passion (Chester Music Society), Handel/Messiah (Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir), Brahms/Ein Deutsches Requiem (Chester Cathedral Nave Choir), Britten/Les Illuminations (Northern Ballet Sinfonia) and Mahler’s Symphonies No. 4 (Helix Ensemble) and No. 8 (Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra).
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, Manchester.
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