Grace Davidson

soprano

 ø biographyGrace was born and bred in London. She began her musical life as a violinist studying at the Junior Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. Whilst training to be a chef at Pru Leith’s School of Food and Wine, she won a scholarship to study at The Royal Academy Of Music. At the Academy she was winner of the Early music prize as well as being a finalist in both The English song competition and The London Handel Competition. Whilst much in demand as a soloist specialising in Baroque and Renaissance music, Grace also enjoys a hugely versatile career singing for many modern composers in the classical, crossover, film and the pop industry. Grace works with Saxophonist Christian Forshaw and is the voice of all three of his albums on the “Integra” label. Grace is a featured soloist as the voice of an evil mermaid in the latest Pirates Of the Caribbean 4 film with music by Hanz Zimmer and can also be heard in the recent Prometheus film.

She is also Eric Whitacre’s soloist of choice, featuring on his grammy award winning ‘light and gold’ album 2011 and Waternight, both on the Decca label.

As a soloist Grace has recorded the ‘Pie Jesu’ from Faure’s Requiem with The LSO, Tenebrae and conductor Nigel Short on the LSO live label, ‘Stabat Mater’ by Paul Mealor with the RPO, Tenebrae and Nigel Short for Decca Records, Bach’s St Matthew Passion for Ex Cathedra/Jeffrey Skidmore on the Orchid label, Monteverdi’s Vespers for Signum with The Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, ‘Dixit Dominus’ on Coro for Harry Christophers, as well as her debut solo album released back in 2007.

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 New releases this year include Monteverdi’s "Pianto Della Madonna" as part of a disc of Monteverdi on the Coro label for Harry Christophers. Grace also features on all 3 of the Sacred music series featured on BBC2 most visibly singing the Pie Jesu from Faure’s Requiem.

Grace has performed as a soloist with some of the world’s leading conductor’s, among them Phillippe Herreweghe, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Ivan Fischer, Sir Roger Norrington and Paul McCreesh.

Recent concert performances include Bach’s Matthew Passion for Philippe Herreweghe and collegium Vocale which toured Europe and America, The role of Belinda for Theatre of Early music, touring Canada and USA, Bach Cantatas BVW 177 Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ,BVW 149, BVW 47 Wer sich selbst erhohet, der soll erniedriget werden, and BVW 120 Gott, man lobet dich in der stille all at The Festival de Saintes, Bach Matthew Passion arias, St Johns Smith Square Steinitz ensemble and Symphony Hall with Ex cathedra on good Friday, Faure Requiem, Birmingham Town hall, CBSO. Monteverdi Vespers with Emanuelle Haim and Le Concert d’Astree.

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