Beth Taylor is in her first Year Postgraduate study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, taught under Iain Paton. , Beth attained her Bachelor's degree in singing from the rcs with first class honours in July 2016. She was the youngest graduate in the UK to be awarded a Diploma in Music from the Open University, aged 18.
Despite her young age, Beth has already collaborated with many of the UKs foremost professional musicians and is a soloist and ensemble performer for various groups including Dunedin Consort, Sestina, Genesis Sixteen and Kellie Consort. She is a grateful recipient of the Help Musicians UK Fleming Award, a Help Musicians UK Maidment Scholarship in 2017 and is also kindly supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the South Square Trust.
Beth has also recently been appointed Glasgow's U26 Ambassador Representative for Scottish Opera, where she promotes more young goers to attend and appreciate opera. She was appointed vocal tutor with the Paragon Ensemble in 2014 as a qualified music facilitator for young people with complex additional support needs. She is also a coherent French speaker, having achieved her DELF international qualification in French language in 2015 and is also a user of British Sign Language.
Beth won the prestigious Governor's recital prize for singing at the rcs in April 2016 and the Elgar Spedding memorial Lieder Prize in 2017. She has participated in masterclasses with renowned artists such as Sarah Connolly, Susan Graham and Sir Thomas Allen. In summer 2017, she will participate in masterclasses with Dame Emma Kirkby and Jennifer Larmore. Operatic roles include Constanza (L’Isola Disabitata, Haydn) dei Lumi, Aninna/Flora (La Traviata, Verdi) and Olga (Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky). She made her debut with the RSNO as the Alto Soloist in Mozart’s Requiem in April 2017.
"There was gorgeous Monteverdi too, but the highlight of the evening, without a doubt, was the glorious rendering of Psalm 110, Dixit Dominus, by Handel. Each movement held something subtle, something notable, but if I had to pick out the moments, then the striking alto solo section, sung by Beth Taylor with continuo played by Viola de Hoog was pretty special..." (2017, Belfast Cathedral Blog Sestina Spring Concert)
Keith Bruce, The Herald Scotland 15/01/2017 : "Note the name of mezzo-soprano Beth Taylor, because we should be hearing much more of her. Every soloist in Friday lunchtime’s concert was worth the fullest attention, but Taylor’s relaxed approach to Stravinsky’s Cantata from the early 1950s was quite remarkable. Her tone is beautiful but it was the constant sense of power is reserve, only occasionally hinted at in the score, that was truly impressive. She took this demanding music in her stride in a manner that quite contradicted her tender years" (2017)
She is keen to teach privately in classical singing for all voice types and is already very highly praised for ability as an informal but informative tutor!
Please feel free to contact her at anytime with any queries you may have
NB Beth's availability is flexible however occasionally due to other professional engagements, her availablility can change.
Excellent references available on request
Child protection Policy/PVG membership details provided on request
Paragon Music, Glasgow: 2014-Present: private one-one vocal tutor, workshop facilitator and workshop leader.
Private tutor since 2016
Hazelwood School, Glasgow: 2012-Present
Oakgrove Primary School, Glasgow
Open to new learning ideas
Experience performer with first-hand knowledge and advice from current projects and engagements
Wide knowledge of repertoire and various music styles
Focused on what YOU want- relevant information according to your needs!
|Languages||English (British), French|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Open University||2012||Other||Diploma: Music|
|BALFRON HIGH SCHOOL||2012||School||A (SQA) Advanced Higher Music|
|ABRSM||2012||Other||GRADE VIII (MERIT) VOICE|
|Royal Conservatoire of Scotland||2016||Bachelors||BMus (Hones) First Class|