British baritone Paul Grant is a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, and in 2019/20 will become the second British singer to join the prestigious Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan since the programme began.
Grant was born in Edinburgh and studied with Glenville Hargreaves and Jonathan Papp at the Royal Academy of Music where he was a member of the Academy Song Circle and was a soloist for the RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series. He is a Britten Pears Young Artist, alumnus of the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto and won the 2018 Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award.
In the 2018/19 season, Grant was an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera where he appeared in performances of Bartered Bride, Fantasio, and Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 as well as covering the role of Sparck Fantasio.
Performance highlights include a gala concert at Victoria Hall, Geneva, recitals at The Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Leeds Lieder and Oxford Lieder Festivals and masterclasses with Thomas Quasthoff and Sir Simon Keenlyside.
Recent operatic performances include Robert in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Minsk Man in Jonathan Dove’s Flight and Le Podestat in Bizet’s Le Docteur Miracle with Royal Academy Opera as well as covering the title role in Don Giovanni with British Youth Opera.