Success for Vocal and Drama students

  • Congratulations to BA in Drama graduate Gavin Fullam who has been cast in the role of Gus/Augustus in the  forthcoming production of Arcadia . Gavin is also in Christ Deliver Us and Macbeth, both on the Abbey mainstage.
    Gavin most memorably played the part of Puck in last year's graduating production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Also news from the USA.  Recent graduate, soprano Sarah Dolan, a student of Mary Pembrey has just been accepted on Scholarship into the San Francisco Conservatory. She joins mezzo Kate Allen who is currently on Scholarship there.
    The renowned San Francisco Conservatory is rated as second only to the Juillard School in New York.
  •  The Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival recruits singers from all over the world for their summer scholarship programme in Lubeck, Germany.They held auditons in Ireland in January. Of the ten Irish singers chosen, seven are students of the Conservatory.
    They are: Sarah Dolan Niamh Fitzgerald Katy Kelly Jennifer Hughes Gina Oberoi Ross Scanlon Owen Hynes.
    They will spend six weeks in Lubeck studying with, among others, Christopher Hogwood, Bobby McFerrin, Rolf Beck and Stefan Parkman. Following this they will tour to Bamberg , Germany and to Santander in Spain.