Adam O’Shea (tenor)
Adam has been singing publicly from a young age, performing solo in the largest national venues in the UK, including the O2 Arena, the Manchester Evening News Arena and The Royal Albert Hall. As a member of a young male quartet called Just Four, Adam reached the finals of Music for Youth in Birmingham and was selected to perform in the BBC Proms. Funding from Future Talent in 2008 enabled Adam to take up a place at Chetham’s School of Music where he studied with mezzo-soprano Helen Francis and pianist Alison Harvard.
While studying at Chetham’s Adam has given many solo recitals and ensemble performances including a performance alongside The Bach Choir in Verdi’s Requiem at The Royal Festival Hall, Pizzeti’s Requiem Mass at Bridgewater Hall and most recently in Mendelssohn’s Elijah in the BBC Proms.
Adam has given master classes collaborating with the association Sing-up, to encourage singing and performance technique. In 2011 Adam was invited to perform for H.R.H Prince Edward, at a reception held at The Savoy. In July Adam was a guest of the Grieg Academy of Music to give three solo recitals in Norway at The Grieg Festival Hall. He has most recently started at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he studies classical voice with the renowned tenor Adrian Thompson and piano with Julia Samojlio.
He has recently been invited to become a member of the Guildhall Consort directed by Eamonn Dougan (Associate Conductor of The Sixteen). Later this year Adam will be taking on the role of Tancredi for Montiverdi’s Opera ‘Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda’.
“My aspirations for the future have only been made stronger by Future Talent, who have encouraged and supported me in my ambitions. I think Future Talent has been the best thing to happen to me all year and I truly owe so much to this wonderful organisation.” (Adam O’Shea)