Ronald Nairne

Samling Artist Programme: 2007

Ronald studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama for five years with Alan Watt and Stephen Robertson and then at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of Glenville Hargreaves and Jonathan Papp. A former principal scholar at Paisley Abbey, he pursues a keen interest in Oratorio although the course he is now on is an opera one. He appeared with the RSNO, the SCO, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestraand the London Baroque Players.

He has sung the role of Banquo in Macbeth, Ramphis in Aida, Kecal in The Bartered Bride, The King in Ariodante, Zuniga in Carmen, Frere Laurent in Romeo and Juliet, Sarastro in The Magic Flute, Masetto and The Commendatore in Don Giovanni and he appeared in the London Premiere of Judith Weir’s A Night at the Chinese Opera.

Ronald has been supported by The Countess of Munster Trust, The Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship, The Robertson Trust, The Cross Trust, The Scottish International Education trust, The Musicians’ Benevolent Fund and the Royal Academy of Music. He was a recent winner of the Susan Chilcott Award, won the Frank Spedding Lieder Prize at the RSAMD and was a Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist.