Ella Taylor is a soprano with a passion for performing contemporary music and works by women and gender non-conforming artists. They are a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where they gained Distinction in MA Performance, a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital, and the Charles Norman Prize. Operatic work includes La Contessa Le Nozze di Figaro (Strand Chamber Orchestra), Zweite Dame Die Zauberflöte (Lyric Opera Studio Weimar), and Galatea Acis and Galatea (Royal Academy of Music). They have also created the roles of Susanne Meyer in Jonathan Higgins’s Schutzwall (Tête à Tête) and Father in Alex Mills’ and Gareth Mattey’s A Father is Looking for his Daughter (Rough for Opera/Second Movement), as well as performing in scenes as Agnès in Written on Skin, Governess in The Turn of the Screw and Leonore in Fidelio. On the concert and oratorio stage, Ella is in demand as a soloist. Notable highlights include Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs at Sheffield Cathedral, Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire at the Royal Academy of Music, and a performance on BBC Radio 3 of Oliver Knussen’s Trumpets at the British Composer Awards. Their repertoire includes many of the major oratorios by Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart. Winner of the Lesley Garrett Opera Prize (David Clover Singers Platform), they were also commended in the Mozart Singing Competition and awarded of BBC Chorister of the Year.