|Last updated: 20 May 2012|
Martene Grimson came to prominence after being awarded second prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Competition. Originally from Sydney Australia, she studied at Sydney Conservatorium before moving to London to study at the Royal College of Music’s Benjamin Britten Opera School and then at the National Opera Studio.
Martene has worked with Orchestras including Bayerischer Rundfunk, Orchester Wiener Akademie, Concerto Köln, Scottish Chamber Operchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the BBC Concert Orchestra and has sung under conductors such as Thierry Fischer, Frans Bruggen, Ulf Schirmer, Sir David Wilcocks, Pierre Cao ,Martin Haselböck, Antony Walker, Ian Page, Brian Kay and Nicolas Cleobury.
She recently performed at the Sydney Festival, joining Oscar-nominated actor John Malkovich and Martin Haselböck in The Giacomo Variations, a “Chamber Opera Play” based on well-known lothario Giacomo Casanova and has now joined the cast on their other production; The Infernal Comedy. This production is touring countries including Austria, Germany, Russia, Cyprus, Georgia, Colombia, Peru and the USA.
Other recent performances include; Aminta (Il re Pastore) for the Classical Opera Company, Nannetta (Falstaff) for Mid Wales Opera and concerts with the Oxford Bach Choir, Waynflete Singers and Polski Chór Kameralny under Jan Lukaszewski.
News May 2012
Martene travels to the Schauspielhaus in Dresden to perform once again in the production of the Infernal Comedy for the Dresdner Musikfestspiele.Read more.
Martene joins the Classical Opera Company to sing Melia in Apollo et Hyacinthus for concerts in St George's Hall Bristol on the 11th May and Cadogan Hall London on the 14th May. Read more.
News April 2012
Martene performs in Brahms' Requiem with Brian Kay and the Leith Hill Music Festival.
News March 2012
Martene sings Mozarts Mass in C minor at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London with Goldsmiths Choral Union under Brian Wright.
Martene sings Handel's Messiah with the Guildford Choral Society and Brian Kay at Guildford Cathedral.
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