Nicholas Mogg studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Mark Wildman and Iain Ledingham, where he is the recipient of the Baroness de Turckheim Award. He is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist, a Drake Calleja Scholar, a soloist for the RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series, and a member of the Academy’s prestigious Song Circle. In 2015 he won the Joan Chissell Schumann Lieder Prize, the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize, and the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform. Nicholas is extremely grateful for the generous support of the Drake Calleja Trust, Lady Clare Fund, George Law, Josephine Baker Trust, Drapers’ Company, and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. He previously read music at Clare College, Cambridge, where he was a choral scholar, and was later an apprentice in the Monteverdi Choir. In 2016 he will join Royal Academy Opera.
Operatic roles to date include Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro for Hampstead Garden Opera; Vicar in Albert Herring for Mid Wales Opera Young Artists; Falke in Die Fledermaus for Cambridge University Opera; and Starveling in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shadwell Opera at the Edinburgh Fringe. Opera scenes include Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia, Guglielmo Così fan tutte, and Schaunard in Leoncavallo La bohème. Nicholas sang with the Garsington Opera Chorus in the 2013 season, at the Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival in 2014, and at the Bavarian State Opera in 2015. He will return to Garsington Opera in 2016 as an Alvarez Young Artist.
Recent and future highlights include his debut recitals at the Wigmore Hall and at the Oxford Lieder Festival, his solo debut with the Monteverdi Choir singing arias in Bach’s St Matthew Passion under Sir John Eliot Gardiner in cities across Europe, Bach’s solo cantata for bass Der Friede sei mit dir (BWV 158) at RAM, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Athalia, Monteverdi’s Vespers and L’Orfeo in Versailles, Montano in Verdi’s Otello under Richard Farnes, the title role in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, and performances of Gluck Orphée et Euridyce at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Nicholas is the recipient of Musicians’ Company Concordia Concert.