B i o g r a p h y
Aimee completed a Masters in vocal performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2017, where she studied singing with Sophie Grimmer. Whilst at Trinity, she won First Prize in the Roy Pleasance Competition and in the English Song Competition, and was joint winner of the Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Prize, the latter two with her duo partner Neus Peris. In 2018, Aimee won second prize in the recital class at the David Clover Singers' Platform, and was a finalist in the opera class. She recently completed a year's scholarship with the Oxford Bach Soloists, and her recording of solo chants by Hildegard von Bingen on Armonico Consort's album 'Supersize Polyphony' was released in 2019. Aimee graduated from the University of Manchester with a first class degree in Music in 2014, specialising in vocal performance and musicology. She grew up in Hong Kong and South Africa before returning to the UK aged 9.
As a soloist, Aimee performs a range of opera, oratorio and lieder. Operatic roles include Lucy (Menotti's The Telephone) and Virtù (L'incoronazione di Poppea). She has sung Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with Halesowen Symphony Orchestra and with the University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra, and was a soloist in Bach's Magnificat and Cantata 191 with The Suffolk Ensemble at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall. In 2019 she sang Iphis in Grantham Choral Society's Jephtha, and was a soloist for Exeter Bach Society's B Minor Mass. Aimee enjoys performing contemporary music; she premiered Rotem Sherman's song cycle 'Little Matters' with the Trinity Laban wind orchestra, sang in Daniel Chappell's new ballet-opera 'Liturgie' with Spectra Ensemble which appeared at the Tête-á-Tête festival, and in 2017 was part of Oliver Beer's live installation 'Resonance Project' at Thaddaeus Ropac's Mayfair gallery.
As a choral singer, Aimee has sung with groups including The Sixteen, Armonico Consort, Siglo d'Oro, Reverie and Turton Consort. She is a member of the new Chamber Choir of London, and was in the National Youth Choir of Great Britain Fellowship and Genesis Sixteen. She is a professional singer with the Philharmonia Chorus.
Aimee has taught singing at St Helen's in Northwood and at St Marylebone School, and is a resident singing teacher for London Oriana Choir and The Fourth Choir. She has also delivered education work for Wandsworth Music Service, National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Ulster Youth Choir and VCM Foundation (Voces8/Apollo5). She has conducted ensembles including Opera Seria, Salford Choral Society, St. John’s Cathedral Choir in Salford, Ad Solem Chamber Choir and Manchester University Chorus. She has also conducted for the Hallé's corporate choirs scheme, and was the Musical Director of Macclesfield Mydel Choir from 2015 to 2016. Aimee is currently a secondary school Music teacher at St Marylebone School.
Aimee's Masters degree was generously supported by the George Fentham Birmingham Charity, Philip Bates Trust and Joseph Scott's Educational Foundation.