Singaporean soprano Shimona Rose has just completed a Master of Performance Royal College of Music with a Distinction under the tutelage of Amanda Roocroft. The 2018 Opera Scholar of the Year and 37th Annual Australian National Liederfest winner, she completed a Bachelor of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music before making the move to London. An accomplished performer and recitalist, Shimona began her musical studies with the piano at age 5, achieving an ABRSM Diploma in Music Performance in 2014. Shimona also grew up singing in Wesley Methodist Church in Singapore where she is still welcome to sing every time she returns home. However, her passion lies on the operatic stage and that is where she is determined to pursue her dream.
British Tenor James Cobb studies at the Royal College of Music London, under the tutelage of Dinah Harris, where he is a Scholar. Before taking a Gap Year working at St Paul’s Cathedral, James studied at the Royal College of Music’s Junior Department between 2015-17. Here he began working with Veronica Veysey-Campbell with whom he worked very successfully with for 5 years, and attributes much of his success to. James has performed in Recitals at The Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, Steinway Hall and at Soirées at Breinton.
Jonathan is currently pursuing a PhD in DNA Biophysics at Imperial College London, and he takes an active role in the music scene there. From singing bass in the award winning A Cappella group, The Techtonics, to performing lead roles in operas (recently Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia), you’re certain to find him singing whenever he has free time. He achieved his LTCL Diploma in Singing at the age of 17, and currently has lessons under Roderick Earle at the Royal College of Music.