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Mr David Watkin-Holmes
Mr David Watkin-Holmes

Biography

David originates from Herefordshire and sang with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain before studying music performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he was awarded the St Clare Barfield Rose Bowl for Operatic Distinction. He was also a scholar in the Samling Artist Programme with Sir Thomas Allen, as well as a finalist in the Sir Geraint Evans Memorial Competition and winner of the Mario Lanza Opera Competition.

He studied traditional Italian School bel canto as well as modern Estill Voice Training methods with Neil Howlett and Paul Farrington respectively, and as a teacher he specialises in classical, crossover and musical theatre styles. As a performer his broad repertory includes the premieres of several dramatic works with appearances for Clonter Opera, Co-Opera Ireland, English National Opera Studio, European Chamber Opera, Mid Wales Opera, Opera Minora (Netherlands), Perth Festival Opera, Stowe Opera and Wexford Festival Opera, and recordings for Mirasound Klassiek, Naxos Marco Polo and Priory Records.

David is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy as well as the Incorporated Society of Musicians, and in addition to his private teaching practice is a senior lecturer at the Leeds College of Music, a lecturer at the University of Huddersfield (also an external examiner), and formerly an associate tutor at the Universities of York and York St John, and head of singing at the Birmingham School of Acting.

Contact David

Address: SHEFFIELD
Yorkshire (South)
S2 3GG
Mobile: [email protected]

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