Born and bred in the heart of Pembrokeshire in West Wales, soprano Jessica Robinson started her singing career at a young age as a competitor in local eisteddfodau. Jessica is currently in her final year at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as a student on the MA Opera Performance course. Jessica gained a first class honours undergraduate degree at the RWCMD. She is the recipient of an Aneurin Davies Memorial Award, The Mansel Thomas prize, The Margaret Tann Award and the Elias Soprano award.
As an oratorio and concert soloist, she regularly appears in concerts all over the UK as guest artist with many renowned male voice choirs such as Treorchy, South Wales and the London Welsh Male Voice Choir. Internationally, Jessica has performed in New York, China and Italy. A personal highlight for Jessica was performing to the Welsh rugby team at the Welsh Assembly during a champagne reception celebrating their success in the 6 Nations Championship. She has also sang with the CBSO in a performance of Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music for Radio 3, and performed the soprano solos of Handel’s Messiah at the Wales Millennium Centre.
Operatic roles include: Countess Le nozze di Figaro, Lady Billows Albert Herring and Fox Cunning little Vixen (RWCMD); Spirit Dido and Aeneas (Opera’r Ddraig) Nora Riders to the Sea (Bute Park Opera) Worker/Semi Chorus Gair ar Gnawd (Welsh National Opera/S4C).
Jessica is an artist on the prestigious Live Music Now scheme, is a Musicians’ Company Yeoman and also performs regularly as an artist with Music in Hospitals.
Upcoming performances of Jessica include the Countess in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, soprano soloist at the Albert Hall’s 1000 Voices annual concert and the role of Heavenly Voice in Grange Park Opera’s 2016 Production of Verdi’s Don Carlo.
Jessica is the 2016 Prince of Wales Scholar and is generously supported by a Musicians’ Company Award, the Tillet Trust, Colin Keer Trust, The Pantyfedwen Trust and The Arts Council of Wales.
Jessica was awarded the Dorothy Davies-Ingram award in 2015 and would like to thank the choir and everybody involved for their support.