Emily-Jane is a Cardiff girl born and bred. She attended Howell's School Llandaff on an academic scholarship and left with 4 As at A Level in Music, English, History and Welsh. She began singing at the age of 13 with the highly regarded mezzo soprano Sian Meinir and esteemed soprano Patricia O'Neill. During her time at Howell's, Emily obtained her ABRSM Diploma in Singing, ABRSM Grade 8 Piano and LAMDA examinations in Verse and Prose and Acting. She was also a regular participant within the School's music and drama departments, Maendy Young Farmers' Club, the County of Cardiff High Schools' and Youth Choirs and the National Youth Choir of Wales.
Emily-Jane then moved to London to study at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from which she graduated with a BMus (Hons.) degree (Distinction) and a first-class Masters degree. Emily-Jane also studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg and was a young artist on English National Opera's 'Opera Works' Programme.
Emily-Jane has worked internationally and for some of the UK's most prolific companies. She made her debut at the BBC Proms in 2009. Her operatic roles include Juliet in Britten's The Little Sweep (television broadcast S4C), Second Fairy/Second Woman in The Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne Festival) and Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Soho Theatre in London and at the Bahrain Conference Center in Bahrain. She is also an avid concert and recital singer: her engagements have involved performances at venues throughout the UK and abroad, including the Royal Albert Hall, Llandaff Cathedral, St. David's Cathedral, Bristol Cathedral, Bath Abbey, the Barbican Hall in London, churches throughout Siena and Florence and Birmingham Symphony Hall.
Emily-Jane has a comprehensive understanding of all types of music. Whilst living in London, she taught a large number of students from across the city between the ages of 6 and 60! Although she focuses primarily on teaching Classical and Opera, she also sings for a professional soul band and has a passion for jazz, musical theatre, pop, rock and folk music.
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