Sarah-Jane Brandon, winner of the 2009 Kathleen Ferrier Competition, studied at the Royal College of Music where she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Rose Bowl for Exceptional Talent. She is also the winner of the Maggie Teyte Prize, a Samling Scholar and recipient of a Miriam Licette Scholarship. Sarah-Jane was a participant in the 2011 Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project.
Recent concert engagements have included appearances with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis at the Edinburgh Festival; the London Symphony Orchestra with Bernard Haitink; the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Kurt Masur; the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Andris Nelsons and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with Vasily Petrenko.
Her engagements this season include Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Edward Gardner; Mahler’s Symphony no. 4 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sylvain Cambreling and Mozart concert arias at the Wigmore Hall with Ian Page and the Classical Opera Company (of which she is an Associate Artist) and her forthcoming appearances also include Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Viennese Gala Concerts with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Thomas Rösner and Mozart’s Requiem with the Hallé Orchestra and Nikolaj Znaider.
On the opera stage she has sung Micäela Carmen for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin and Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte for the Rome Opera and and her future engagements include Pamina in a new production of Die Zauberflöte for the Opera de Nice; Desdemona in a new production of Otello for the Cape Town Opera and Contessa Le nozze di Figaro for Glyndebourne on Tour.
Her recital appearances include the Musée d’Orsay and Birmingham’s Barber Institute with Simon Lepper, the Wigmore Hall and the Buxton and Oxford Lieder Festivals with Gary Matthewman, the Meads Music Festival with James Baillieu and Trinity College Cambridge and the Leeds Lieder Festival with Malcolm Martineau.