Joanne Roughton-Arnold began her vocal studies with
Esther Salaman while a postgraduate violinist at Trinity College of
Music, before going on to pursue postgraduate vocal studies at
Birmingham Conservatoire. In 2004 she was awarded the
Conservatoire’s inaugural Postgraduate Certificate prize and she
completed the Master of Music in 2006.
performances have included concert appearances at the Wigmore Hall
and the Royal Academy of Music, Sarah Whitehead in Malcolm
Williamson’s English Eccentrics under Lionel Friend (Birmingham
Conservatoire), Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte (Birmingham
Conservatoire Opera Scenes), recitals in London, Birmingham and
Bedford, soloist in Dallapiccola’s Commiato with the Thallein
Ensemble under Edwin Roxburgh (Birmingham Conservatoire), Hippolyta
in The Fairy Queen / A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Birmingham
Conservatoire) and soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah (Bedford
Messiah Choir). She has been a member of the chorus for full
productions of Le Nozze di Figaro (Stowe Opera) and The Fairy Queen
(Birmingham Conservatoire), and in scenes for Lucia di Lammermoor,
Suor Angelica, Carmen, Die Zauberflöte and Orfeo ed Euridice
(Birmingham Conservatoire Opera Scenes).
In 2005 she took part in the prestigious London
Masterclasses, singing for Nelly Miricioiu, with whom she now
studies. She has been selected to join Rosalind Plowright’s class at
the 2007 London Masterclasses, to be held in July at the Royal
Academy of Music. She has also taken part in masterclasses with Emma
Kirkby, James Bowman, Christoph Ritter, Alison Mary Sutton,
Catherine Bott and Richard Jackson.
She is a versatile musician with wide ranging musical
interests. Her repertoire includes contemporary music, opera,
oratorio, early music and English, French, German and Russian song.
Her extensive experience teaching music makes her ideal for
education and outreach work and in 2005 she was a workshop leader at
the Royal National Institute for the Blind annual Music Day.
She is being supported by the Elizabeth Eagle Bott
Memorial Fund and the Snowdon Award Scheme.
Sunday 9th March 2008
The Great Hall, Bedford School,
De Parys Avenue, Bedford
Bach: Mass in B minor
Bedford School Choral Society
Tuesday 3rd June 2008
St Paul's Church, St Paul's Square, Bedford