Beth Taylor

Award: Dick Maidment and Peggy Cooper Award

Year: 2017

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Mezzo Soprano

Location: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Beth Taylor is currently in her first year of Postgraduate study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, taught under Iain Paton, having graduated with First Class Honours and was awarded the Florence Veitch Ibler Music Prize for excellence in the school of Music. Before this, Beth was the youngest graduate in the UK to be awarded a Diploma in Music from the Open University, aged 18.

Beth has already collaborated with many of the UKs foremost professional musicians and is a soloist and ensemble performer for various groups including Dunedin Consort, Sestina, Genesis Sixteen and Kellie Consort. She is a grateful recipient of the Help Musicians UK Fleming Award, a Help Musicians UK Maidment Award. She is also kindly supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the South Square Trust.
Beth was extremely delighted to win the prestigious Governor’s Recital Prize at RCS in April 2016 and the Elgar Spedding Memorial Lieder First Prize in March 2017. She has participated in masterclasses with renowned singers such as Sarah Connolly, Susan Graham and Sir Thomas Allen.

Her operatic credits include Constanza in Haydn’s “L’Isola Disabitata”, Annina/Flora in Verdi's "La Traviata" and Olga in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”. Beth made her soloist debut with the RSNO Mozart’s Requiem "Come and Sing event" in April 2017.