Soprano Isla MacEwan is studying for a Master of Arts under Alexander Ashworth
She graduated with a first-class honours degree from the Royal Northern College of Music.
Isla is an accomplished oratorio soloist and has performed across the UK. In 2019, she toured Scotland with The Kellie Consort, performing Purcell’s Te Deum and Jubilate accompanied by period instruments. Upcoming engagements include Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle with Chipping Norton Choral Society and Rütti's Requiem with The Phoenix Singers.
On the opera stage, Isla has sung under the baton of Vasily Petrenko in Falstaff with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with the European Opera Centre. Her roles include Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Governess in The Turn of the Screw, Apparition in Macbeth and Mustardseed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
In recital, she has performed in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Bradford Cathedral and Rekstensamlingene Recital Hall in Bergen, Norway.
In 2020 she won the Oratorio and British Song Prize at the David Clover Festival of Singing and was highly commended in the Michael Head Prize at the Academy.
Isla is generously supported by the Caird Trust, Mario Lanza Foundation and Split Infinitive Trust.