Eiddwen Harrhy, Soprano
Eiddwen Harrhy's singing career has taken her to many of the world's leading Opera houses and Concert Halls. Now her teaching is following a similar path, with Masterclasses and one-to-one teaching around the world, including Prague, Vilnius, Stockholm, Berlin, Helsinki, Utrecht, Vienna, Bloomington and - in 2013 - Cologne and Singapore.
She is increasingly in demand in the United States, and will be the guest vocal coach at Indiana University USA during their 2013 Handel Opera Season. In February they will be performing Xerxes, supported by the Georgina Joshi Foundation. She will also give Masterclasses and workshops at the Jacobs School of Music.
Eiddwen's students have won major competitions both in the UK and abroad and are already appearing at National and International Opera Houses.
* Soprano Elin Manahan Thomas is already well advanced on a very successful concert, television and recording career.
* Soprano Eleanor Dennis (Prizewinner Lies Askonas, Miriam Licette, Kathleen Ferrier Finalist) now appearing with ENO and in 2013, the Classical Opera Company and Scottish Opera.
* Soprano Alexandra Hutton (Prizewinner Belvedere, Vienna), and to be Member of the 2013-14 Young Artist Programme at Deutsche Oper Berlin.
* Soprano Abigail Mitchell (Winner Munich Radio Orchestra, Winner Palermo), and in 2013 Apprentice Artist Santa Fe Opera USA. Eiddwen studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music (now RNCM) where she was awarded the Gold Medal Imperial League of Opera Prize. She was the winner of the Miriam Licette Prize leading to further studies in Paris.
She has sung with major orchestras and opera companies around the world.
She has sung in more than 20 Handel operas, from Amadigi to Tamerlano, and is regarded as one of the greatest Handel specialists of her generation.
Her notable roles include Pamina, Michaela, Countess, Alcina, Poppea, Iphigenie, Fiordiligi, Donna Elvira, Octavian, Composer, Katya Kabanova, Madame Butterfly and Marie (Wozzeck).
Eiddwen has worked with many of the great conductors including Davis, Goodall, Solti, Haitink, Gardiner, Elder, Herreweghe, Norrington, Hickox, Jansons, Minkowski, Mackerras, Willcocks, Pritchard, Hogwood and Marriner. Directors include Peter Hall, Philip Prowse, Jonathan Miller, Richard Jones, Graham Vick, John Copley, John Cox, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Götz Friedrich, Anthony Besch and Frank Corsar.
She has performed with the leading accompanists of her generation including Geoffrey Parsons, Graham Johnson, Pascal Roge, Roger Vignoles and Michael Pollock, and performed in Amsterdam, Athens, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Milan, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, St Petersburg, Sydney and Vienna, and Festivals in Glyndebourne, Batignano, Edinburgh, Halle, Aldeburgh, Geneva, Bruges, Lucerne and Hong Kong.
Eiddwen has made many notable appearances in the BBC Proms, and many other broadcast concert performances in the UK, United States and Europe for both television and radio.
She has recorded amongst others for EMI, Erato, Deutsche Grammophon, Harmonia Mundi, Nimbus, Opera Rara and Virgin Classics. Eiddwen is a Fellow of the Royal College, and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.