Lorena Paz Nieto

Award: Tutton Award

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Soprano

Location: Royal Academy of Music

Website: www.lorenapaznieto.com

Spanish soprano Lorena Paz Nieto is with Royal Academy Opera, under the tuition of Philip Doghan and Audrey Hyland. She holds an MA-PrepOpera at RAM, achieving Distinction and a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital. She graduated with 1st Class BMusHons from GSMD.

Concert performances include: BBC Radio3 broadcast- Total immersion:Villa-Lobos at Milton Court and Tyondai Braxton’s Central Market with BBCSO at Barbican’s Music Hall, and with the London Sinfonietta at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Lorena has worked as soloist with orchestras and Choral Societies across the UK. Recent oratorio repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Tippett’s A Child of Our Time and Orff’s Carmina burana. She has done recitals in Belgium, Spain, England, Italy, and France.

Operatic roles include Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazzione di Poppea at Shoreditch town hall (conducted by Jane Glover and directed by John Ramster), Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro at Hackney Empire (conducted by Jane Glover and directed by Dame Janet Suzman), Pannotchka in Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night at Ambika P3 (conducted by Gareth Hancock and directed by Chris Cowell), and Cis in Albert Herring at GSMD. She will play Morgana in Handel’s Alcina in October 2016 (conducted by Iain Ledingham and directed by Olivia Fuchs), and Diana in Offenbach’s Orphee aux enfers in February 2017 at the Hackney Empire (conducted by Gareth Hancock and directed by Martin Duncan).

Winner of the Oxford Lieder YAP 2016 and the Ludmilla Andrews Russian Song competition, finalist of Richard Lewis Award, highly commended in the Marjorie Thomas Art of Song Prize, Commended in the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize and Mozart competition.

Lorena is grateful for the support of the Matthew & Sally Ferrey Scholarship, the Leverhulme Trust Postgraduate Scholarship, the Help Musicians UK Tutton Award, and the Josephine Baker Trust.