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Tanya Hurst - Mezzo-soprano

Winner of the Czech Song Prize at the 2015 Emmy Destinn Young Singer’s Award and Finalist at the 2015 Wagner Society of England’s Singing Competition, Tanya Hurst is a graduate from the Royal Northern College of Music gaining a Master of Music with Distinction under the tutelage of Nick Powell.

In addition to this she holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Performance from the?University of Melbourne and a?Bachelor of Music from the?Queensland Conservatorium. During her studies at The University of Melbourne Tanya was an Associate Artist with The Melbourne Opera Studio.

Her versatility is shown by the depth of her repertoire. From Baroque to Contemporary, having been a principal soloist for the RNCMSU Bach Ensemble to making her debut at Wigmore Hall singing 4 Primo Levi Settings by Simon Bainbridge in 2013.

Operatic credits include The Fox (Cunning Little Vixen), Marenka (Bartered Bride), Micaela (Carmen), First and Second Ladies (Die Zauberflöte),?Soprano (King Harald’s Saga), Popova (The Bear) and Musetta (La Boheme).? Her concert and oratorio performances have involved J. S. Bach’s Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Arvo Pärt’s Stabat Mater, Poulenc's Gloria, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Paukenmesse and?Beethoven's 9th.

She has participated in the British Youth Opera workshops and has been involved with The Divas and Scholars Masterclass & Co.

Her studies have been generously supported by the Lady Turner Exhibition, Clarice Malyon Middleton Scholarship, A E Floyd Memorial Scholarship, Joan Sutherland Society Study Grant, Opus50 Charitable Trust, PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation, a Tait Memorial Trust grant to attend the 2012 London Master Classes and most recently the 'Mona McGlone Scholarship' awarded to her from the RNCM.