YOUNG ARTIST LATE BITE: September 7
Thomas Isherwood is a 28-year-old baritone from Watford, Hertfordshire.
His interest in music began at a young age following his introduction to the music of Gilbert & Sullivan by his Grandma, and he began singing when he performed with the National Youth Music Theatre in 2007. Thomas completed his undergraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music and graduated with Masters distinction from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2016, where he studied with Prof. Susan McCulloch.
Recent engagements include baritone soloist for St. Matthew Passion by Bach and From Darkness to Light by Jonathan Willcocks performed at Chichester Cathedral, the title role in Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street for RCM Students Union, King Minos in the world premiere of If I Had Wings by Will Todd at the Royal Albert Hall and Marcello for the West End revival of the King’s Head Theatre’s production of La Bohème at Trafalgar Studios, which was nominated for best new opera production at the 2018 Olivier Awards.
In 2015/16 Thomas was a member of the chorus for Grange Park Opera, performing the role of Happy in La Fanciulla del West by Puccini and spoken roles in Fiddler on the Roof with Sir Bryn Terfel, which received a one off performance at the 2015 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
Thomas commenced his studies at the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio in September 2018 with Timothy Evans-Jones, supported by the Dame Josephine Baker Trust and the Alice Templeton Scholarship.
Prizes and awards include the 2011 RNCM Oncken Song Prize, the 2013 Alexander Young prize, the 2011 Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for Young Singers and the 2016 London Song Festival British Art Song Award.