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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

12th November, 2016, University of Reading in Mozart Mass in C minor

September 2016

Nia Coleman            Soprano

British soprano, Nia Coleman, recently completed her Master of Arts in Vocal Performance at The Royal Academy of Music under the tuition of Glenville Hargreaves and Jonathan Papp. Nia was a grateful recipient of the Jennifer Vyvyan Scholarship and also granted a Postgraduate Award from Help Musicians UK.

She previously graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Music and Drama from The University of Manchester in 2012, where she was twice awarded the Procter-Gregg Prize for Performance. Whilst at the Royal Academy, she performed as a soloist for the celebrated Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series. In her first term she was placed as Very Highly Commended in the Isabel Jay Operatic Prize.

Roles in operatic scenes have included Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte), Ann Trulove (The Rake's Progress) and Adina (L'Elisir D'amore) as well as Iris in a full production of Handel's Semele.

Oratorio engagements include Brahms Requiem, Haydn Nelson Mass and Bach St. John Passion alongside Mark Padmore as the Evangelist. Recent engagements include performing Bach Cantatas with Mark Padmore at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall for the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme and leading roles in contemporary two-woman show Sister which ran at Ovalhouse, London following its premiere at Spitalfield's Summer Music Festival.

Nia is extremely grateful for the invaluable support from her recital series Nia Coleman & Friends and It's Magic! Charity based in her home county, East Sussex.