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rhiannon llewellyn - soprano

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Welsh soprano Rhiannon Llewellyn trained at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy of Music and now studies with Janice Chapman and Yvonne Howard. Rhiannon has been First Prize winner of Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition, the John Kerr Award for English Song, MOCSA Young Welsh Singer, Dunraven Young Welsh Singer and Maggie Teyte competitions and received the 2013 Garsington Opera Leonard Ingrams Award for Most Promising Young Artist. In addition to her singing Rhiannon is Music Director of the South London Military Wives Choir and was founder and Artistic Director of Opera’r Ddraig which won her the Quality in Wales Future Entrepreneur Award 2010.

Rhiannon made her professional opera début as the Sandman Hänsel und Gretel for Garsington Opera, for whom she has also sung The Lace Seller Death in Venice.  She has sung Frantik The Cunning Little Vixen for Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Arminda Rinaldo for Longborough Festival Opera; Countess Le Nozze di Figaro with The Merry Opera Company; Cesare in Vivaldi Catone in Utica at the Dartington Summer School; Mauxalinda in Lampe’s The Dragon of Wantley and Countess in Salieri La Scuola de’ gelosi for Bampton Classical Opera. Her repertoire includes Anne Trulove The Rake’s Progress, Nella Gianni Schicchi and Dalinda Ariodante. Rhiannon was an Iford Arts New Generation Artist 2017.

Concert appearances include the Eva Turner part in Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music with the London Philharmonic Orchestra /Vladimir Jurowsky; Bernstein Mass at The Proms with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Kristjan Järvi; Haydn Creation with the London Youth Choir / Suzy Digby and Carmina Burana with the National Children’s Orchestra / Howard Williams. Amongst her repertoire are Messiah, St John Passion, Mozart Mass in C Minor, Rossini Petite Messe Solenelle and Poulenc Gloria.

Rhiannon has given solo recitals at the Royal Opera House Crush Room, Real Academia de belles Artes, Madrid; Albert Long Hall, Istanbul; St John’s Smith Square and the Gower and Cardiff Music Festivals working with accompanists Paul McKenzie, Finnegan Downie Dear, Manon Fischer-Dieskau, William Vann and Edwige Herchenroder.