"...a show-stopper - pure vocal champagne."
Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph
"...already a fast-rising star."
Fiona Maddocks, Guardian
British soprano Gemma Summerfield was winner of both First Prize and the Song Prize at the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, as well as the Jean Meikle Prize for a Duo at the 2017 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. A graduate of the Royal College of Music International Opera School, the Georg Solti Accademia and the Verbier Festival Academy, she is also a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians (and a recipient of their Silver Medal) and a Classical Opera Emerging Artist.
Engagements this season include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne); Pianomania concert at Cadogan Hall and Bach Magnificat, B Minor Mass and St John Passion (all for Al Bustan Festival).
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Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte)
Bury Court Opera
Leading the cast was Gemma Summerfield, who only recently left the Royal College of Music but already displays astonishing maturity. Her Come scoglio coupled heroic punch with exhilarating passagework, and Per pieta was shaped with searing sensitivity.
Nina Lejderman, Bury Court Opera