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Edward Grint (Photo (c) TallWallMedia)

Edward Grint    Baritone

Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Bach 'Mass in B minor' in the Great Hall, University of Reading on November 16th, 2013.

Mendelssohn 'Elijah' in the Great Hall, University of Reading on November 21st, 2015.

Edward Grint            Baritone

British Bass Baritone Edward Grint is a recent graduate of the International Opera School at The Royal College of Music (RCM) and a former choral scholar of King's College, Cambridge. Edward was awarded the top prize at the 24e Concours Lyrique in Clermont Ferrand in 2015, Second Prize at the 3rd International Singing Competition Pietro Antonio Cesti in Innsbruck and was a finalist in the 2014 London Handel Competition. He currently studies with Peter Savidge and is generously supported by the TF Willetts foundation.

Recent operatic engagements have taken Edward to South Korea (Eddy in Mark Anthony Turnage's Greek), Amsterdam (Achilla in Handel's Giulio Cesare), Luxembourg (Pere Akita in Catherine Kontz' Neige), Germany (Teobaldo in Handel's Faramondo), Aix-en-Provence (Brother in Vasco Mendonça's The House Taken Over), Vienna (Arcas in Gluck's Iphigenie en Aulide), Innsbruck (Aeneas Dido and Aeneas and Adonis Venus and Adonis). In the UK his performances include Count Almaviva Nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo Cosi fan Tutte, Garibaldo Rodelinda, Isacio Riccardo Primo, and John Styx Orpheus in the Underworld. He has also recorded The Poet in Edward Hughes When the Flame Dies.

On the concert platform, Edward has performed in many of the UK's major concert halls including Hereford Cathedral (Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Philharmonia for the Three Choirs Festival), Wigmore Hall (Bach and Kuhnau Cantatas with The King's Consort), St. Paul's Cathedral (Messiah and St. John Passion), King's Place (Royal Festival Hall (Weill's Mahagonny Songspiel), Bath Abbey (with the world premiere of Jools Scott's A Cool Web: A Robert Graves Oratorio), King's College, Cambridge (Handel's Israel in Egypt), Cadogan Hall (Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, Haydn's Creation, Brahms' Requiem) Huddersfield Town Hall (Britten's War Requiem) as well as abroad in Malta (Bach's Magnificat with the OAE) and Spain (St. Matthew Passion with TKC).

This season, plans include Polyphemus in Handel's Acis and Galatea in various opera houses in France, Gelone in Cesti's Orontea at the Wigmore Hall with La Nuova Musica, recitals of music by Vasco Mendonça in Mexico and Christus in Arvo Pärt's Passio in King's Place.

August, 2015