Originally from Salisbury, Wiltshire, Jessica began her vocal training at the age of 14, studying for a number of years under Meinir Williams and James Ottaway. In 2014, Jessica was awarded a scholarship to further her musical training at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Having completed her Bachelor of Music with honours from the RBC in July 2018, Jessica continued her studies as a postgraduate student under the tutelage of Louise Crane. Whilst at the Conservatoire she also benefited from coaching with Robin Bowman, Andrew King, Matthew Rose, Stephen Barlow, Roderick Williams OBE and Paul Wingfield.
Whilst in Birmingham, Jessica has taken part in many high profile performance opportunities, such as singing the Alto Solo in Mozart's Requiem in Birmingham Symphony Hall, and has recorded John Rutter's Requiem with BBC Radio 3 as part of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir.
PREVIOUS ROLES AND EXPERIENCE
ABOVE: Jessica as 'Maman' in Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's 2016 Production of Ravel's 'L'Enfant et les sortileges'.
BELOW: Jessica as 'A Woman' in RBC's 2016 production of 'Riders to the Sea'
Photo credit for both images belongs to Graeme Braidwood photography
Competitions, Masterclasses and Oratorio:
-Finalist in the Ashleyen Opera Prize 2019
-Finalist in the Edward Brookes Lieder Prize 2019
-Finalist in the Birmingham Conservatoire SInging Prize 2019
-Prizewinner (3rd Place) In the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize 2017
-Alto Solo in Mozart's Requiem at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Conducted
by Michael Seal (November 2018)
-'Lady Bertram' in RBC's Production of Dove's 'Mansfield Park'- (2019)
-'Dritte Dame' in RBC's Production of Mozart's 'Die Zauberflote' (2019)
-'The Witch' in Akorn Production's 'Into the Woods' by Sondheim (2018)
-'Mrs Peachum' in RBC's production of Britten's 'The Beggars Opera' (2017)
-'Clara' in RBC's production of Offenbach's 'La Vie Parisienne' (2018)
-'Marcellina' (cover) in RBC's production of Mozart's 'Le Nozze de Figaro' (2017)
-'Maman' in RBC's production of Ravel's 'L'Enfant et les Sortileges' (2016)
-'A Woman' in RBC's production of Vaughan-Williams' 'Riders to the Sea' (2016)
Opera Scenes Roles:
-'Bianca' Britten's 'Rape of Lucretia' - RBC's Opera Scenes (2016)
-'Hedwige' Rossini's 'Guillaume Tell' RBC's Opera Scenes (2017)
-'Carmen' Bizet's 'Carmen' RBC's Opera Scenes (2018)
Chorus in the following productions:
-Verdi's Requiem, Conducted by Sir Barry Wordsworth in the Adrian Boult Concert Hall, Broadcast live for BBC Radio 3.
-Winterbourne Opera's production of Gounod's 'Faust' (2015)
-RBC's Opera Scenes, yearly from 2015-2017, including choruses from:
-Puccini's 'La Boheme'
-Puccini's 'Madame Butterfly'