Erin Rossington

Award: Sybil Tutton Award

Year: 2020

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Mezzo soprano

Location: Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Hailing from the welsh hills, Erin Rossington is currently studying on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Susan Waters. She previously completed her bachelor’s degree with first class honours at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2019. That same year she won International Voice of the Future at Llangollen International Eisteddfod, Mezzo-soprano solo at the National Eisteddfod, Lieder Prize at the David Clover Singers Platform 2019 and 2020, and the prestigious Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize at the RNCM. She also won Bridgend Male Voice Choirs Diamond Bursary competition this year. Since winning at Llangollen she has had many opportunities such as performing a recital at Conwy Classical Music Festival and soloist in the opening concert of the North Wales International Music Festival.
Erin has performed on renowned stages including the Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and Queen’s Theatre – London. She was thrilled to perform the role of Madame Thernardier in the Urdd's Welsh production of Les Miserables in the Millennium Centre, Cardiff in October 2015. In May 2019 Erin was part of the Spring Opera Showcase at Clonter Opera with Michael McCaffery and Anthony Legge. Erin has also been awarded the Violet Mary Lewis Memorial scholarship for the most promising voice at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 2017. Her career has extended internationally, singing at the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral in Argentina. She was guest soloist for NEW Sinfonia orchestra’s New Year Gala at St. Asaph Cathedral and St. Giles Church, Wrexham.
Her opera roles include; Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte, Mrs Herring Albert Herring, Hermia A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Nancy Martha and Mrs Grose Turn of the Screw. She was thrilled to be one of Garsington Operas Alvarez Young Artists for their 2020 season of Rusalka and Un giorno di Regno. Erin, one of four daughters, visits home as often as she can to help her family on their sheep farm, feeling at one singing on the hills of their mountainous Welsh farm.
Erin’s studies are generously supported by The Countess of Munster Trust, Ryan Davies Memorial Fund and The Kathleen Trust. She is delighted to be a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award holder.
This support from Help Musicians' ensures I will be able to continue my studies in London and begin on the Opera Course at the Guildhall in September. This has been a dream of mine since I first started singing as a young girl. Without your support I would not be able to afford living in London an continue my development as a young artist. I feel very honoured to have your support and can't wait to get back on stage and sing after such an uncertain time, it means even more to have your backing. Thank you ever so much.