Simon Pratt 

 Baritone 

BIOGRAPHY

Simon Pratt is a baritone studying for his BA (Hons) Music degree at the University of Leeds under the tutelage of Sarah Estill.

Dorset born Baritone Simon Pratt is completing his final year at the University of Leeds on the BA (Hons) Music degree. Simon spent last year studying in South Wales with Jeanette Massocchi having studied with Hilary Thomas and Austin Gunn previously. He is currently studying singing under the joint tutelage of Sarah Estill and Martin Pickard. During his time at university, Simon has performed with the Clothworker’s Consort of Leeds, Leeds Baroque ensemble and was a dep for Leeds Minster choir under Simon Lindley. In his first year of university, Simon was awarded the Frank Toothill performance prize for the highest achieving performers. In 2018, he was then awarded the Lord Snowden performance prize. In 2017, he was the runner up for the Hereford Male Police Choir’s Young Musician’s Bursary.

Simon is establishing himself as an exciting and engaging singing actor. His operatic roles include Figaro Le nozze di Figaro and Koko The Mikado. He has also performed scenes as Papageno Die Zauberflote, Rodrigue Don Carlos, Malatesta Don Pasquale and Don Giovanni Don Giovanni.

Simon’s recent concert performances have seen him performing as guest soloist across the north of England and South Wales. These have included Raphael The Creation, Mozart’s Requiem Mass and Coronation Mass, Jesus in Wood’s St Mark Passion, as well as giving recitals at Ripon Cathedral, St Mary’s Priory Church, Abergavenny and at the University of Leeds.

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Young Leeds-based baritone Simon Pratt starred in this Christmas musical stalwart, giving an accomplished performance with a robust sound across a wide vocal range.

Andrew Hirst

Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Young Leeds-based baritone Simon Pratt starred in this Christmas musical stalwart, giving an accomplished performance with a robust sound across a wide vocal range.

Also during his time at University, Simon has taken part in many high profile masterclasses.

Simon has been lucky enough to attend multiple masterclasses led by acclaimed accompanist Joseph Middleton. He has also attended masterclasses from Louise Alder (recipient of Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at Cardiff Singer of the World 2017), Katherine Broderick and Marjan Kuiper. These masterclasses have covered repertoire from all areas including opera, oratorio and art song. Simon will be beginning his MMus Performance course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in September 2018.

REPERTOIRE

SIMON’S REPERTOIRE LIST

Opera:

Donizetti: Don Pasquale (Malatesta)*

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro (Figaro)

Mozart: Die Zauberflote (Papageno)*

Mozart: Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni)*

Gilbert and Sullivan: The Mikado (Koko)

Gilbert and Sullivan: HMS Pianfore (Chorus)

Gilbert and Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance (Chorus)

Verdi: Don Carlos (Rodrigo)*

*=Scenes

Oratorio:

Bach: Magnificat in D

Bach: St John Passion (Bass)

DurufleRequiem

Faure: Requiem

Haydn: Missa in Tempore Belli

Haydn: The Creation (Raphael)

Haydn: Theresienmesse

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Mozart: Coronation Mass

Mozart: Requiem Mass

Rossini: Stabat Mater

Schumann: Requiem

Wood: Saint Mark Passion (Jesus)

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Figaro himself, the ‘angry yet loveable idiot’, played by Simon Pratt, charmed the whole crowd thanks to his incredible voice and alluring presence.

Nina Litman

Lippy Magazine

SCHEDULE

10/03/2018 – 19:30

University of Leeds

The Mikado – Gilbert and Sullivan

 

18/03/2018 – 15:30

University of Leeds

Missa in Tempore Belli – Haydn

Clothworkers Consort of Leeds

Soprano – Hannah Peace, Alto – Milette Riis, Tenor – Bertie Yates, Bass – Simon Pratt

30/03/18 – 19:30

St Mary’s Priory Church, Abergavenny

Saint Mark Passion – Charles Wood

St Mary’s Priory Church Choir

Tenor – Jon Weller, Bass – Simon Pratt

19/05/2018

Church of St John the Baptist & All Saints, Easingwold

The Creation – Haydn

The Easingwold Singers

Simon Pratt – Bass

05/06/2018 – 13:00

University of Leeds

Final Recital

Repertoire tbc

Vocal Tuition

As well as forming a thriving performance career, Simon is passionate about vocal tuition at all levels.

It is important to create a passion for singing and make it an enjoyable discipline. Simon is always looking for new students in the South Wales area and can also teach Music Theory up to Grade 8. With his former students he has a 100% success rate, and 100% of his previous pupils have received merit or distinction. Please get in touch to discuss further.

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