Nicola-Jane Kemp

British

Nicola-Jane Kemp studied at Chetham’s School of Music, sang with Clare College Choir at Cambridge University, and studied solo voice at the RCM and RSAMD. A coloratura soprano, her signature role is ‘Queen of the Night’ from Mozart’s Magic Flute which she has sung for many companies including the Académie Européenne de Musique d'Aix-en-Provence. Other roles include ‘Pretty Polly’ (Punch and Judy) for Music Theatre Wales, ‘Konstanze’ (Die Entführung) for The London Opera Players, ‘Lakmé’ for Belcanto Opera and 'Zerbinetta' (Ariadne auf Naxos) at St John's Smith Square.

Nicola-Jane has been a soloist in two New Year Galas at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and sang Carmina Burana with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She performed A Mind of Winter by George Benjamin with the Orchestre Léonard de Vinci in Rouen, France and was soloist for the Jubilee concert in 2002 at Chatsworth House, returning in 2003 and 2006 by popular demand. She has made two New Year tours of the UK singing Viennese operetta with the London Gala Orchestra and Guildford Philharmonic, and is a regular guest soloist for open air concerts round the UK. She has been a guest soloist for New Year Galas in Egypt with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, and Radio 2’s ‘Friday Night is Music Night’ with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Robin Stapleton. As co-editor with Heidi Pegler, she has recently been awarded ‘Best Educational Publication’ by the British Music Industries Association for her series of songbooks The Language of Song.

Nicola-Jane currently teaches choral scholars at Clare and Queens’ Colleges, Cambridge and at St Paul’s Girls’ School, also giving masterclasses and workshops for the ARK Academy schools in conjunction with Suzi Digby OBE and The Voices Foundation. She is also an examiner for the ABRSM, an adjudicator for The British & International Federation of Festivals and sits on the council for the Association of Teachers of Singing.

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