Lesley Garrett CBE
Lesley Garrett, CBE, is Britain’s most popular soprano, regularly appearing in opera and in concert, on television and CD. She has 13 solo albums to her credit, and has won both critical acclaim and the affection of millions of fans and music lovers.
Internationally Lesley has performed throughout Europe, the USA, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea. She has had a distinguished operatic career in both serious and comic roles, and is currently a member of the board of the Royal Academy of Music.
Lesley has many major television productions to her name, and has appeared in the West End, as well as touring her own gala concerts.
“For those of us who have been blessed to have had a career in music and performance, there is no doubting the value of those people who inspired, encouraged and taught us along the way. But inspiration is not always enough, and there need to be opportunities and partnerships available which will nurture and develop young talent so that it is never overlooked or passed by. I am thrilled to be supporting Future Talent as I firmly believe that there is no greater gift that we can give to the young but the opportunity to fully explore their potential, talent and dreams.” (Lesley Garrett CBE)
Lesley was awarded a CBE in the 2002 New Year’s Honours list for Services to Music.