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Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

NYCGB reveals 2017/18 fellows

10:00, 17th October 2017

NYCGB has announced the eight young musicians selected to join its 2017/18 Fellowship Programme.

They are:

  • Lizzy Humphries (soprano) from Epsom
  • Eleanor Partridge (soprano) from Exeter
  • Emily Hodkinson (mezzo-soprano) from Nottingham
  • Sarah Lucy Penny (mezzo-soprano) from Hull
  • Thomas Brooke (tenor) from Cambridge
  • Jacob Ewens (tenor) from Peckham
  • Luke Mather (Baritone) from West Byfleet
  • Nathan Harrison (Bass) from Abercynon

Over the coming year, they will participate in a bespoke programme created to develop their performance, leadership and professional skills. This will include:

  • A training residency at Snape Maltings
  • Performances at Kings Place, Cadogan Hall and Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
  • Leading sections and teaching musicianship on NYCGB junior residential courses
  • Working alongside NYCGB’s widening access and engagement team at singing events for children and young people
  • Career workshops and seminars on teaching, self-employed finance and taxation, and website development
  • A self-managed music video project

NYCGB artistic director Ben Parry said: ‘We are immensely proud of what the Fellowship Programme has offered its members so far – I’d have given anything to work and study at this level when I was their age! – and we look forward to this year’s cohort exploring and developing their skills.’

Launched in 2015, the NYCGB Fellowship Programme is a training scheme for aspiring choral musicians which enhances participants’ solo and ensemble performance technique, leadership experience, and professional skills and networks.


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