Biography

Ross Wilson (tenor) began his musical tuition under the guidance of Maureen Rutherford, later studying with Caroline Dickov at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music Junior Academy. He completed his undergraduate study at Edinburgh Napier University, under the tuition of Andrew Doig and Joan Busby, receiving a Bachelor of Music (honours) first class degree.

 

He has performed solo in many works, notably Bach Magnificat and Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has participated in Oxenfoord Summer School for singers and in masterclasses with Dame Ann Murray, John Mark Ainsley, Patricia MacMahon and Claire Debono. Operatically he has performed the role of ‘Aeneas’ in Purcell Dido & Aeneas, ‘Bastien’ in Mozart Bastien and Bastienna and originated the role of ‘Wilfred’ in a new opera Spite by composer Stuart Murray Mitchell. Ross has been a choral scholar for the choir of St Andrews and St Georges, Edinburgh and participated in MINIGIG, a new project in Malta which promoted classical music to the public with Maltese vocal coach Rosetta Debattista and director Denise Mulholland. 

 

Ross has recently studied with Gillian Zammit in Malta, Scot Weir in Berlin, Iain Paton in Glasgow and is now under the tutelage of Adrian Thompson. He was a founding member of the Operatic group "The Champagne Quartet" who perform beloved operatic pieces for appreciative audiences at any occassion. During his time in Cardiff, Ross was a tenor scholar for The Choir of St Martins in Roath.

 

Recent operatic involvement includes the Britten operatic double bill Into the Ark and Down the Chimney, Kurt Weill's Street Scene Mozart's The Magic Flute. In November 2018 Ross made his London stage debut in Cimarosa's The Secret Marriage with Hampstead Garden Opera under the direction of Sinead O Neill and the baton of Chris Hopkins.  Ross has recently completed his Masters Degree in performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he was the recipient of the Harlequinn Agency award and the Manning Singing Prize for Tenors. Presently, he resides in London and has recently completed the Advanced Opera Course at the Associated Studios. Ross sings with St Stephens Lewisham and is looking forward to a busy 2019 which consists of working with the The Merry Opera Company and English National Opera. 

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