Jane Wilkinson

Jane trained as a lyric Soprano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland gaining a BMus (Hons) and then at the Royal College of Music where she was awarded a graduate diploma. At the Royal College of Music, she won the Godfrey van Someran competition for English song and was a runner up in the BBC Radio 3 Kiri Te Kanawa competition. Her solo recital work has taken her across the UK Europe and South Africa. She has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, the Usher Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall among many others.

Operatic performances include Marriage of Figaro (Mozart), The Vanishing Bridegroom (Weir), Ronaldo (Handel), Cendrillon (Massent) and Dido and Anaeus (Purcell). She has premiered three lead roles; Louise in These things happen (Jonathan Pease), Romola in The Clown of God (Mander), Death in The Ancient Mariner (Mander), Woman One in Hey! Jack! (Nasseur) and Cynthia in The Dowagers Oyster (Mander).

Jane has an extensive and varied recording career; starting with the early learning Centre education CDs, to new compositions in the English song genre, all the way to lead vocals on four albums with the folk rock group Otherworld.

Oratorio plays a large part in Jane’s singing career; she has been soprano soloist in Gloria (Vivaldi), Te Deum (Dvorak), C Minor Mass (Mozart), Requiem (Mozart), Messiah (Handel), Israel in Egypt (Handel), Magnificent (Rutter) and Nelson Mass (Hayden). Jane’s work with chamber orchestra includes Egmont (Beethoven), Knoxville Summer of 1915 (Barber), Four Poems by Emily Bronte (Robin Walker), Shepherd on the Rock (Schubert) and the Coffee Cantata (Bach).