Alison is a classically trained, versatile soprano based in Birmingham and is a regular choral and solo performer.
BIOGRAPHY Alison has just completed her studies for a Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the Birmingham Conservatoire and is graduating with Distinction. She currently studies under the tutalage of Anne Dawson and is especially interested in focusing on early and contemporary vocal music. As part of her final year studies Alison worked with esteemed tenor Andrew King. Originally from Fife in Scotland, Alison began singing from a young age. She grew up singing in local choirs including bel Canto voices, In Harmony voices and as part of the National Youth Choir of Scotland. Alison started taking singing lessons at the age of sixteen with Rosemary Nairne before reading music at the University of Aberdeen. During her time in Aberdeen, Alison won the 2010 Ogston Music Prize and took part in vocal masterclasses with Nicholas Clapton, Donald Maxwell and Dame Emma Kirkby. She graduated in 2012 with first class honours. Alison is a regular solo and ensemble performer. Her most recent engagements included performing the role of Thin in the world premier of Blanka Stachelek's opera Out at Sea and Le Feu in Birmingham Conservatoire's production of L'enfant et les Sortileges. Alison was delighted to have been asked to perform as one of the two vocalists in Steve Reich's challenging percussion piece, Drumming in October of last year. Alison also performed as Cupid in John Blow's Venus and Adonis, Truth in the 2015 world premiere of Michael Wolter's opera Ava's Wedding and the role of Helena in Benjamin Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream as part of the Birmingham Conservatoire's Opera Scenes. Other previous roles have included Suor Genovieffa in Puccini's Suor Angelica (Fife Opera), Iris in Handel's Semele (BeCause Opera, Aberdeen) and Juno in the University of Aberdeen Baroque Ensemble's rendition of Purcell's Fairy Queen. In July of last year, Alison sung as part of a vocal consort for the premier of White Moth by Classic FM's former composer in residence, Patrick Hawes. She has also sung with the conservatoire chamber choir, under the batons of esteemed conductors Paul Spicer and Jeffrey Skidmore and is currently part of St. Chad's cathedral choir. Alison has sung as guest soloist with the East Fife Male Voice Choir and was soloist with Kirkcaldy Choral Society for their performance of Rossini's Petite Messe Sollenelle. She recently sung at the prestigious Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire for their Christmas and New Year celebrations, alongside the talented violinist Seonaid Aitken, fiddler Hannah Fisher (BBC Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalist), and upcoming guitarist Sorren Maclean.
You are now following Alison Gormley!
Thanks for the feedback, we really appreciate it.