Having the support of the BBT has been invaluable. Not only have I been able to push forward my technique with lessons in Amsterdam, and artistry by seeing some of the best coaches there are, but I am also moving forward with plans for my own projects and ideas. It's an amazing feeling to know I have the Trust behind me every step of the way.Elizabeth Watts"
Elizabeth Watts won the Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2007 and the previous year the Kathleen Ferrier Award. A former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Liz is the recipient of a 2011 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. Her critically acclaimed debut recording of Schubert Lieder for SONY Red Seal was followed in 2011 by a disc of Bach Cantatas for Harmonia Mundi and, most recently, a Hyperion recording of the songs of Richard Strauss with Roger Vignoles. Future recitals include returning to Bath Mozartfest, Wigmore Hall, London and Concertgebouw Amsterdam with pianists Simon Lepper, Roger Vignoles and Julius Drake. Recent and future plans include singing at the Last Night of the 2014 BBC Proms in London; concerts with all of the UK orchestras; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin and Barcelona Symphony Orchestra as well as appearances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera and Teatro Real, Madrid. Elizabeth was a chorister at Norwich Cathedral and studied archaeology at Sheffield University before studying singing at the Royal College of Music in London.
Photographs by Marco Borggreve
- Purchase of copyright of publicity photos
- Support for a recording of Scarlatti Arias with The English Concert for Harmonia Mundi