Former Choral Scholar wins international singing prize

Edward Grint

Edward Grint (KC 2001)

Former Choral Scholar Edward Grint has just won a prize in the 3rd International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti, Innsbruck. The competition attracted 100 young singers from 33 countries and Edward took the second prize.

He was awarded €3,000 and an opera role at the Theater an der Wien. He will be singing Arcas in Gluck's Iphigenie en Aulidewhich this autumn.

Since leaving King's, Edward has continued to study music and to pursue a career in singing. He has just graduated from the International Opera School at The Royal College of Music, and has already sung parts in over ten operas. He has also performed as a soloist with leading ensembles from the UK and abroad, and has been signed up by the music management company Hazard Chase.

Below is a video of Edward singing "Jove's command shall be obey'd" from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, recorded at the singing competition.

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10 September 2012