Introducing Our Soloists III: Colin Murray


Please meet our Bass Soloist for the Mozart Requiem on 2nd June, Colin Murray:

Colin Murray is currently studying at the Alexander Gibson Opera School with Scott Johnson. In 2015, he was the recipient of the ‘Rising Star Award’ from the John Mather Charitable Trust and is grateful to the Trust for their support of his ongoing studies.

Colin’s recent operatic engagements include the title role in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland production of Ullman’s ‘Der Kaiser von Atlantis’ and covering the role of ‘Belcore’ at the inaugural New Generation Festival in Florence. In his time at the RCS he has performed several roles, including ‘Le Roi Mark’ in a rare staged performance of Frank Martin’s ‘Le Vin Herbe’, ‘Don Alfonso’ in Mozart’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ and ‘Father’ in Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel und Gretel’ in a performance opening the 2016 Saint Magnus Festival on Orkney. Outside the RCS, Colin is a founding member of the company Raucous Rossini: most recently performing the role of ‘Don Parmenione’ in Rossini’s ‘L’Occasione fa il Ladro’, touring Scotland, England and Italy.

Colin is an accomplished concert soloist and award-winning ensemble singer. He is also an alumnus of the National Youth Choir of Scotland. In 2017, he was the baritone soloist for the Scottish premiere of Herbert Howells’ ‘Sir Patrick Spens’ in the centenary year of its composition and has appeared in several other high profile performances, including ‘priest/angel of the agony’ in Elgar’s ‘Dream of Gerontius’ in Glasgow’s City Halls. He is passionate about ensemble singing and in 2017 won the Governor’s Recital Prize for Chamber Music at the Royal Conservatoire, part of the first vocal ensemble ever to do so. Colin is a founding member of the ‘RCS Voices’ and a regular choral scholar with the choir of Paisley Abbey.

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