British baritone James Newby is the winner of the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award. That same year he was awarded the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Voice Fellowship, and in 2015 received the Richard Tauber Prize and overall Third Prize at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn International Song Competition.
After initial studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, he joined Glyndebourne Festival Chorus in the summer of 2016 and continues his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Robert Dean. Operatic work includes the title roles in Eugene Onegin (Brent Opera) and Don Giovanni (Moon Little Opera), Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas (Trinity Laban Chamber Choir), Gobrias in Belshazzar and Apollo in Orpheus in the Underworld (Trinity Laban Opera), Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Suffolk Opera) and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte (Everybody’s Theatre Company). James also enjoys a busy schedule on the concert platform and recently made his BBC Proms debut singing Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music under Sakari Oramo. Future plans include a recital at the Leeds Lieder Festival with Joseph Middleton and in the Imperial Recital Series with Gary Matthewman.