GEORGIA-MAE BISHOP – SOPRANO

In by Alison Stewart

Described as ‘a performer with a strong vocal personality and stage presence’ (Opera Magazine), mezzo-soprano Georgia Mae Bishop recently graduated with distinction from the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Following initial studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Chetham’s School of Music.

She performs regularly on the operatic and concert platform including working with Garsington Opera as an Alvarez Young Artist, Royal Opera, Opera Loki, Grange Park Opera and British Youth Opera as a principle artist, cover and chorus member alongside her studies. She made her Barbican Hall debut with the London Symphony Orchestra as Alto Soloist in Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust, and her Royal Festival Hall debut as the contralto soloist in a performance of Ustvolskaya Symphony no.4 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Awards include winner of the Chartered Surveyors vocal competition, second prize at the Wagner Society Singing Competition, finalist in Fulham Opera’s Robert Presley Memorial Verdi Prize and a bursary award from The Opera Awards Foundation.

Georgia is from St Lawrence and attended Les Quennevais School before leaving the island at 16 to chase her dream of becoming an opera singer. Whilst in Jersey she was a member of the Jersey Instrumental Service orchestra as a violinist, a singing student of Imogen Nicholls, and a member of the award winning Musical Originals Choir. She is eternally grateful to the John Lobb Trust, Paul Brown Memorial Fund and The One Foundation for their wonderful support during her studies.