Michael Gibson

Award: Sybil Tutton Award

Year: 2020

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Tenor

Location: Royal College of Music

Website: michaelgibsontenor.com

Glasgow born tenor Michael Gibson is studying at the Royal College of Music's Opera Studio under the tutelage of professor Janis Kelly. He is an Aldama scholar and is supported by the Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust, the Cross Trust, the Robertson Trust and Help Musicians' UK.

Michael previously graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, completing a Bachelor of Education in Music, and more recently the Royal Northern College of Music, where he completed his Master's under Peter Alexander Wilson.

Recent roles include Azael (L'enfant Prodigue), Ecclitico (Il mondo della Luna) at the RCM Opera Studio and Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) at the RNCM. In opera scenes he has performed as Idomeneo (Idomeneo), Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress), Fenton (Falstaff), Lyonel (Martha), Frederick (The Pirates of Penzance), Jaquino (Fidelio), Novice (Billy Budd), Anatol (Vanessa) and Fritz (L’amico Fritz).

In summer 2019, Michael was a member of the Glyndebourne chorus for their productions of Il barbiere di Siviglia and La damnation de Faust.
As an oratorio and concert soloist, Michael has performed works including Mozart's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Bach's St John Passion and B Minor Mass, Finzi's Dies Natalis and Puccini's Messa di Gloria.

He has also given performances of song cycles including An die ferne geliebte, Winter Words, Ludlow and Teme and Die schöne Müllerin.
Thanks to the support of Help Musicians', I am able not only to focus on my studies at college next year, but also prepare for my first steps once I graduate.