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About Rebecca Lea

Based in London, Rebecca enjoys a busy and versatile career, performing across the UK and abroad with some of the most exciting conductors and ensembles.

As a soloist she has appeared with the Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Ensemble 10/10, Psappha, The Northern Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata, and the Instruments of Time and Truth. She has performed at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals across the UK including the BBC Proms, Oxford Lieder Festival, Brecon Baroque, HCMF, St Magnus International Festival, The Wigmore Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, and The Purcell Room. Rebecca is a member of the BBC Singers, the solo-voice ensemble I Fagiolini and contemporary vocal group EXAUDI, with whom she performs a diverse range of repertoire at venues across the UK and abroad.

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically affected the live-music scene across the world. Pandemic highlights of 2020 include a series of music videos with I Fagiolini, (The Stag Hunt (Jannequin) and Cake Mix (Monteverdi)), performing socially-distanced with the BBC Singers at the exclusively televised First and Last Nights of the BBC Proms, singing in the online Live from London Festivals, performing live-streamed YouTube recitals with the Proud Songsters Collective, and devising and leading vocal workshops over zoom to primary school children as part of the BBC Connecting the Dots programme. She has also been involved in developing and performing in a new, covid-secure concert series in her local area in SW London, aiming to provide live, in-person events to audiences at a time where such performances are scarce.

Rebecca grew up in Macclesfield, Cheshire and read Modern Languages at The Queen’s College, Oxford, before going on to postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Royal Northern College of Music, completing an MMus with Distinction. She has been the grateful recipient of the Oxford Lieder Festival Scholarship, the RNCM Contemporary Music Prize, and the Liverpool Opera Circle Bursary.