Thursday, December 1, 2016

Introducing British Barihunk Jolyon Loy

British Barihunk Jolyon Loy
Jolyon Loy is a 26-year-old British baritone from Worcestershire, UK, who is new to this site.

Loy can be heard on December 3rd at the Austrian Cultural Forum with Dame Felicity Lott as part of London Song Festival's Lieder Masterclass & Schubert Society Song Prize. Lott will be coaching singers and the Schubert Society Song Prize will be awarded to the best duo at the end. Winners will receive £500 and the offer of engagements with the London Song Festival and the Schubert Society of Britain in 2017.  Second place will be awarded £250 and third place will receive £100. Additional information is available online.

On December 10th and 16th, Loy can be heard in two Russian concerts with Opera Coast called 'The Old Tales of Kitezh Grad', the first in Brighton the second in Pushkin House in London. Singers will perform arias based on Russian fairy tales and folklore from Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Rubinstein's The Demon. Tickets are available online.

Jolyon Loy sings Britten, Handel, Schumann & Strauss:

He began singing at the age of nine as a chorister at Worcester Cathedral, sang in numerous  Three Choirs Festivals, performed for Queen Elizabeth II in the year of her Golden Jubilee, regularly sang as a soloist at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall with Birmingham City Choir and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. At age 17, he joined the Worcester Cathedral Choir as a choral scholar and sang with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and in 2008 was awarded a Choral Scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford University.

He was educated at The King's School, Worcester and the University of Oxford and graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2016.

In 2016, he joined the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus for Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, directed by David McVicar. He has also sung the role of Marquis d’Obigny in Verdi's La traviata for Opera Lyrica, Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute for Hampstead Garden Opera and excerpts from Poulenc's Les mamelles de Tiresias with Salon Opera.

At the Royal Academy of Music, he performed as Onegin in scenes from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Guglielmo in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, The Vicar in Britten's Albert Herring and Count Robinson in Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto.


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