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Madison Nonoa

New Zealand soprano and Lies Askonas Fellow Madison Nonoa holds a Masters in Music (Distinction) from the Guildhall school of Music and Drama where she studied under the tutelage of Yvonne Kenny. Madison made her debut at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera as First Siren Rinaldo, and was selected as a 2020/2021 Jerwood Young Artist for the Festival. Madison is a current Samling Artist and Britten-Pears Young Artist and a former Dame Malvina Major Emerging Young Artist with New Zealand Opera, where she made her debut as Papagena Die Zauberflöte. Madison has performed nationally and internationally with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra as a concert soloist resulting in a CD recording “Noel! Noel!” and with the London Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall. Competition highlights include being the first prize winner of the Dame Malvina Major Arias in Christchurch and Wellington, as well as being awarded the first prize in the Napier Aria, Tauranga competitions and receiving 2nd prize in the New Zealand Aria Competition. She was a semi-finalist in the London Bach Singing competition and the International Handel Singing Competition and a finalist in the 2016 Lexus Song Quest. She acknowledges the ongoing support of the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Dame Malvina Major Foundations.