Verity Wingate

Samling Artist Programme: 2016

Hampshire-born soprano Verity Wingate began her vocal training as a specialist singer at Wells Cathedral School where she studied with King’s Singer Nigel Perrin and soprano Isobel Buchanan.

After Wells, Verity attended the Royal Academy of Music to study for her Bachelor of Music degree. Whilst there Verity was a member of the prestigious Bach Cantata series choir and toured with them to New York, Boston and Leipzig in their collaboration with the Juilliard School and Masaaki Suzuki. She also performed Steve Reich’s Drumming with percussionist Colin Currie and made her debut at the Aldeburgh Music Festival performing Janáček and the premiere of Ryan Wigglesworth’s Echo and Narcissus with Mark Padmore, Pamela Helen-Stephen and the composer himself.

Verity is now studying for her masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studies with Janice Chapman. This year Verity has made several debut appearances at well-known venues. In May she made her debut singing the Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes at the Wigmore Hall with Alisdair Hogarth and the Prince Concort. She went on to make her debut at LSO St. Luke’s singing the Michael Head song cycle Over the Rim of the Moon and in September Verity sang Mendelssohn and Schumann Lieder at the Mendelssohn-Saal in the Gewandhaus, Leipzig as part of a masterclass week with German tenor, Peter Schreier. Verity is generously supported for all her studies by Help Musicians UK. Studying for a postgraduate would not be possible without their help.