Margaret Holmes-Drewry

Job title

Visiting Tutor, Singing

Profile

Margaret is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. She took masterclasses with Birgit Neilson at the International Bereton Symposium in 1993, as well as with Geoffrey Parsons, Martin Isepp and Paul Hamburger. She has also studied with Professor David Pollard at the Guildhall School of Music.

Margaret now focuses on teaching singing, including masterclasses and is on the list of teachers that may be recommended to students who have had consultation lessons at the Guildhall. She specialises in finding a free voice production through good use of breath control and though classically based, her work can be adapted to suit any style. Her students find benefits both vocally and in general confidence.

Productions

Concert performances include: Kent Opera, Three Choirs Festival, The Dyslexia Association, Thrive, the Mayhew Centre, and as a soloist in Dubai and Thailand.

Operatic performances include: The Countess in The Marriage of Figaro (Norwich Festival), Zaida in Il Turco in Italia (Richmond Festival), Leonora in Chimaroza’s Le Astuzie Femminili, Giacinta in Mozart’s La Finta Semplice, (Ham House Richmond), and Dorabella and Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte (English Chamber Opera), Micaela in Carmen (Seven Oaks Festival), Servilia in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Mimi in La Boheme at St James’s Piccadilly, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Prince’s Theatre London), and Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana (Royal Spa Theatre Warwick).