Bass Peter Kellner. Photo: courtesy of Cademi Artists Management

The following evening, on Friday 6 October, IO presented its inaugural
Voice Scholars’ recital, its response to the needs of the artists it has
supported since 2005. Recognising the importance of professional experience
as well as training, IO’s five 2016-17 Voice Scholars – sopranos Samantha
Clarke, Charlie Drummond and Nika Gorič; and mezzo-sopranos Katie Coventry
and Jade Moffat – whose IO scholarships provided them with £5000 towards
their final year of study, additionally received professional mentoring
from IO’s Creative Director Natalie Murray Beale. The singers were
accompanied by James Baillieu who worked previously with two Wigmore
Hall/IO Voice Fellows.

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Photo courtesy of Cademi Artists Management
Source: Opera Today