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Edward Grint is a recent graduate of the International Opera School at The Royal College of Music generously supported by the Janet & Michael Levesley Award (supported by a Helen Marjorie Tonks award) and the Josephine Baker Trust. A former choral scholar of King's College, Cambridge, Edward is the winner of the 2011 Leith Hill Festival award. First taught by Sarah Harpham, he now continues to learn with Peter Savidge.
On stage he has performed the roles of Isacio (Riccardo Primo, London Handel Festival), Mr Delancey (Aqualung, World Premiere, Britten Theatre), Garibaldo (Rodelinda, LHF), Count Almaviva (Marriage of Figaro, Cover, BYO), Splendiano (Djamileh, RCMIOS), Thoas (Iphigenie en Tauride, Euphonia), Colonel (Patience, Musee D'Orsay), John Styx (Orpheus in the Underworld, RCM), Guglielmo (Cosi fan Tutte, Woodhouse Music), Bass Priest/Armed Man (Die Zauberflöte, RCM), Tirenio (Il Pastor Fido, London Handel Festival), Hobson (Peter Grimes, CUOS), Micha (The Bartered Bride, RCM), Mother (Die Sieben Tödsunden, Cuenca Festival) as well as Sid (Albert Herring), Olivier (Capriccio), Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus) Dr. Malatesta (Don Pasquale) and Don Giovanni for RCM Opera Scenes.
As a soloist, Edward has worked with many leading ensembles, both around the UK and abroad. In recent months, he has performed Bach's St. Matthew Passion for the London Handel Festival, Bach's Coffee Cantata with Laurence Cummings and the Adderbury Ensemble in Oxford's Holywell Music Rooms, Elgar's Dream of Gerontius in Ely Cathedral with Neil Jenkins, Bach's St. John Passion (London Mozart Players), Handel's Messiah (City of London Sinfonia), as well as recording Faure's Requiem (BBC Concert Orchestra) for a BBC Radio 2 broadcast. He has reached the final of the Lies Askonas Competition and the RCM Schumann Competition. A committed recitalist has performed a variety of programmes including Brahms Vier Ernste Gesänge and Dvorak's Biblical Songs in St. Paul's Cathedral, and programmes of Finzi, Vaughan Williams and Schumann in Croydon's Fairfield Halls, the Regal Theatre in Stowmarket, Bromley, Eastbourne and London. Recordings include Charles Wood's St. Mark's Passion and recently Damon Albarn's new opera Dr. Dee with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
Edward has participated in masterclasses with Gerald Finley, Sarah Connolly, Brindley Sherratt, Roger Vignoles and Mary King.
Future plans include performing the role of Guglielmo for the Rye Festival, recording the role of The Poet in Ed Hughes new opera Cocteau in the Underworld, and performing Haydn's Creation in King's College, Cambridge