Biography

British soprano Olivia Moss graduated from the University of York with a BA (Hons) in Music in 2016 and continued her studies with Rosa Mannion, with additional lessons from Mary King. Olivia is honoured to be the recipient of The Gus Christie Award 2018 from Glyndebourne, awarded to support a young singer with exceptional promise. Olivia is now working towards her performance Master’s degree at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, studying with Outi Kähkönen.

Performance highlights include being a soloist in Bernstein’s Mass at the Royal Festival Hall under the baton of Marin Alsop, singing Suor Dolcina in Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Heraklion Piano Festival, Crete), Emmeline in Purcell’s King Arthur (Richmond Opera) and in recent concerts at the Sibelius Academy, The Funtington Music Group, Bognor Regis Music Club and Chichester Festival. Olivia is also featured on the film soundtrack for The Postcard Killings (Good Films Collective).

This year Olivia looks forward to singing in Lee Mingwei’s Sonic Blossom at the Ateneum Gallery, Helsinki and Caterina in Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz with Sibelius Academy Opera.

Olivia has been selected for the British Youth Opera workshops programme, the Oxenfoord International Summer School Opera Scenes programme and the Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers. Olivia was also chosen for the Glyndebourne Academy 2017, where she benefitted from an intensive training programme, led by Mary King. For the 2016/17 academic year, Olivia studied at the Morley College Opera School.

Passionate about exploring and promoting contemporary music, Olivia has performed as part of the Chimera Ensemble, the York Composers’ Collective and all soprano ensemble Philomel. Olivia enjoys collaborating with composers and is proud to have premiered several works as a soloist.

Alongside her singing, Olivia was the Assistant Musical Director for Richmond Opera (2019), the Director of the Choir of Fortnum & Mason (2017-19) and she teaches singing and piano.