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Laurence Kilsby

A former BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year (2009), Laurence Kilsby is a British Tenor, Lies Askonas Fellow and ABRSM vocal scholar at the Royal College of Music, supported by the Victoria Robey Scholarship and the Drake Calleja Trust. He holds the Kathleen Ferrier Society Bursary (2018) and competes in the 2021 Das Lied: International Song Competition. Recent solo concert highlights include; Venus and Adonis with Christian Curnyn and the Early Opera Company (Wigmore Hall), St. John Passion with the Gabrieli Consort (Cathédrale de Lausanne), Elijah with Masaaki Suzuki and the OAE (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées), Peter Sellars’ staging of the St John Passion with Sir Simon Rattle and the OAE (Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg), Lieder Recital (Akademie der Künste, Berlin), Esther with the London Handel Festival (Wigmore Hall). Recent operatic work; Apollo/Pastore/Spirito in L’Orfeo (Nederlandse Reisopera), cover Lysander/A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nevill Holt Opera), Phoebus/The Fairy Queen (Waterperry Opera Festival), Lucano/L’incoronazione di Poppea (Longborough Festival Opera). Future engagements include cover Grimoaldo/Rodelinda (RCMIOS), company debut with the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as Lucano/Soldato Primo/Poppea (2022). He also joins the Verbier Festival as a Young Artist this summer.