Audrey Hyland


 Audrey trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama , and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she won all the major prizes for accompaniment and chamber music. She was the inaugural winner of the Sir Henry Richardson Award for accompanists. Her own recital group, Songsmiths,has a reputation for its innovative programming and they recently received great critical acclaim for their Wigmore Hall debut. She regularly performs with exciting artists such as Elisabeth Watts, Mary Bevan, Sarah- Jane Brandon,Anna Huntley, Christopher Ainslie, Nicky Spence, Nathan Vale, Marcus Farnsworth, Gareth John and Jonathan Lemalu. 

Audrey is also in great demand as a vocal coach. She joined the staff at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 1999 and has been awarded an honourary ARAM in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the opera department. She heads the RAM’s prestigious Song Circle. Audrey also coaches at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden on the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, and is a guest coach for Samling Foundation masterclasses and Solti repetiteur course in Italy. She has given masterclasses in London, Stockholm, Seoul, Orford, Montreal and Denmark. 

Recent recitals include appearances at Musée d'Orsay Paris, Wigmore Hall, St John's Smith Square, The Sage, Newcastle, Haddo Arts Festival and the Lyddington Festival.