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Biography
 

Soprano Georgie Malcolm has recently joined the prestigious opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, having completed her postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, gaining both her MMUS and PGDip with distinction under Susan Roper and Elizabeth Ritchie. She received second prize at the National Mozart Singing Competition 2022, also winning their Schubert prize, and is fast establishing herself as a versatile singer of opera, oratorio and song.

 

After graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a first class degree in English Literature and French, Georgie spent a couple of years working in publishing in Oxford, whilst enjoying an increasingly busy schedule of singing engagements on the side. In 2019 she decided to apply to conservatoire and pursue music full-time.

 

Her operatic roles include La Contessa Di Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro at the RNCM, Venus in Blow’s Venus and Adonis in a touring production in Italy with L’Offerta Musicale di Venezia, and Monica in Menotti’s The Medium also at the RNCM. In 2022 she appeared as an emergency cover in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park for Waterperry Opera, having learnt the role (Aunt Norris) previously at the RNCM. She was a Young Artist at Buxton International Festival in 2022, singing in the chorus of Rossini’s La Donna Del Lago and covering the role of Cleopatra in Antonio e Cleopatra by Hasse. In the Autumn of 2022 she joined the chorus of Opera North for a tour of Verdi’s La Traviata, and returned to work with the chorus again in 2023 for Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles and a staging of Mozart’s Requiem, and a tour of Puccini's La Rondine. At the Guildhall she has performed excerpts from 'Hänsel und Gretel' - Humperdinck (Gretel), 'Die Fledermaus" - J. Strauss (Rosalinde) and 'The Rape of Lucretia' - Britten (Female Chorus), and looks forward to covering the role of Eduviges Dyada in brand new opera 'A Star Next to the Moon' by Stephen McNeff in March, alongside more Opera Scenes. 

 

Georgie is gaining recognition on the concert platform, regularly performing as a soloist in oratorios and other concert works throughout the UK. Recent highlights include her Royal Albert Hall debut in Handel's Messiah with The Really Big Chorus, conducted by Brian Kay, Bach’s Magnificat and Alec Roth’s ‘A Time To Dance’ with Goldsmith’s Choral Union at Cadogan Hall, Handel’s Athalia (singing Josabeth) at Dartington Festival conducted by Laurence Cummings, Haydn’s Creation at Buxton International Festival, and Haydn’s Harmoniemesse with the BBC Philharmonic at the Bridgewater Hall under Ben Gernon, which was later broadcast on Radio 3.

A keen proponent of song repertoire, Georgie was a member of the RNCM Songsters during her time at college, and in 2022 was chosen to participate in a week-long masterclass on the art of song with Mary Bevan and Joseph Middleton at Dartington Summer School, alongside collaborative pianist Edward Campbell-Rowntree; as a duo they went on to be selected as Leeds Lieder Young Artists 2023. She frequently gives song recitals up and down the country with Edward or other great friends and frequent collaborators including Duncan Honeybourne and Christopher Pulleyn, and loves to collaborate with other instrumentalists too; earlier this year she performed Britten’s Les Illuminations with the Lindow Ensemble in a mini-tour of Manchester, Bolton and Wilmslow. She was delighted to be selected to take part in the Wigmore Hall's French Song Exchange 2023, involving coachings with Dame Felicity Lott and Francois Le Roux, which culminated in public performances both at Wigmore Hall and in Paris in September.

Whilst at the RNCM Georgie was the inaugural winner of the Howard-Williams Memorial Prize (a prize established to highlight the contributions of Black composers to the art song repertoire), a recipient of the Dame Eva Turner Award, highly commended in the Betty Bannerman Award for French Song, and was chosen to be a finalist in both the college’s Concerto Competition and the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for the Singing of Strauss (although sadly a bout of covid in 2021 prevented actually competing in either of these finals!). Outside of college, as well as her success at the National Mozart Singing Competition in 2022 she was recently a finalist in both the Northern Aldborough Festival’s New Voices Competition 2023 and the Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers' Competition 2023.

Georgie has a background in choral singing, and she continues with some ensemble work alongside her solo performing, singing regularly with Kantos Chamber Choir in Manchester under Ellie Slorach, and deputizing in various church choirs including the oratories of both Manchester and Oxford.

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