CORINNE COWLING Soprano
Corinne Cowling graduated with a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, under the guidance of Professor Susan McCulloch. Since commencing her studies at Guildhall in September 2015, Corinne has been a finalist for the Chartered Surveryors Prize, the English Song Prize and received first place in the Franz-Schubert-Institut Competition.
Corinne made her Wigmore Hall debut collaborating with The Prince Consort, Stephen Hough and selected Guildhall students on Stephen Hough’s own composition Other Love Songs. She made her Royal Festival Hall debut as the soprano soloist for Raymond Gubbay’s 2017 Johann Strauss Tour, performing in major concert halls across the UK and Istanbul. Current engagements include making her Barbican Hall debut as part of LSO’s Guildhall Artist Platform Series, Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro for Clonter Opera, Cosette Les misérables for Pimlico Opera and the 2018 Johann Strauss Tour for Raymond Gubbay Ltd.
PATRICK TERRY Countertenor
Winner of the Loveday Song Prize at the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Patrick Terry was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin. He earned his Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2014 where he studied with Adriana Zabala. He is now studying with Michael Chance and Lawrence Zazzo on the Opera Course at London’s Royal Academy of Music, with generous support from the Josephine Baker Trust and the John J Adams Scholarship.
Further competition success has included Second Prize at the 2015 Joan Chissell Schumann Lieder Competition, winning the 2014 Maureen Lehane Vocal Award and winning the 2017 Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award. Operatic engagements have included Oberon A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Chicago Summer Opera and Ruggiero Alcina for Royal Academy Opera. Current engagements include The Boy / Angel 1 Written On Skin with the Melos Sinfonia, covering Guildenstern in Brett Dean’s Hamlet for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and The Refugee Flight for Royal Academy Opera.
RICHARD PINKSTONE Tenor
Born in Northumberland, Richard Pinkstone graduated from the University of York, and is now a member of the Royal College of Music International Opera School, under the tutelage of Timothy Evans-Jones, having gained a distinction in his Masters in Vocal Performance. At the Royal College of Music, he has sung The Witch Hänsel und Gretel directed by Liam Steel, Il Podestà La finta giardiniera, directed by Harry Fehr and Alfred Die Fledermaus, directed by John Copley.
Richard Pinkstone recently made his professional operatic debut singing the title role in Albert Herring for the inaugural Grange Festival, conducted by Steuart Bedford OBE and directed by John Copley CBE.
TIMOTHY NELSON Baritone
Born in London, Timothy Nelson gained a degree in Physiology from Cardiff University. In 2015, he graduated from the Royal College of Music International Opera School, where he was awarded the McCulloch Prize for Opera. He was also the winner of the Bruce Millar Gulliver Prize, the RCM Joan Chissell Schumann Competition and the Gerald Moore Award Singers Prize, was a Jerwood Young Artist at the 2015 Glyndebourne Festival and is a recipient of an Independent Opera at Postgraduate Voice Fellowship.
A Finalist at the London Handel Singing Competition, his operatic experience includes Erasto Giove in Argo, Argenio Imeneo and Berardo Riccardo Primo for the London Handel Festival and the title role in Sweeney Todd for Welsh National Youth Opera.
During 2015 / 2016 Timothy Nelson created Nathan in Mark Simpson’s Pleasure for Opera North and the Royal Opera, London, as well as singing Messiah with the London Handel Orchestra, The Creation with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle at the Three Choirs Festival.
Current engagements include Sid Albert Herring for The Grange Festival and Antenor Dardanus for English Touring Opera.
This season, he will cover Journalist Lulu for English National Opera, Dandini La Cenerentola and Solanio The Merchant of Venice for Welsh National Opera.
Away from singing, Timothy Nelson is an avid rugby and cricket fan and a keen golfer who can often be found on the golf course trying to lower his handicap.