Vivien Hamilton

Vivien is currently Lecturer in Voice at Monash University, and conducts the Monash University Women's Choir, also teaching at the University of Melbourne. Her recent work covers many styles and contexts, from the role of Mrs Anderson in the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of Sondheim's A Little Night Music, to her performance as soprano soloist in J.S. Bach's St. John Passion at the Festival of Perth.

Vivien Hamilton (soprano) is an early music vocal specialist based in Melbourne. A graduate of the University of Western Australia, she studied singing with Molly McGurk and guest teachers Nigel Rogers and Jane Manning, and was research assistant to Professor David Tunley. After moving to London, she studied with David Mason and sang with the Hilliard Ensemble in the first performance and recording of Arvo Part's Passio. While in London, she also sang with Kent Opera, New Sadlers Wells Opera, Mecklenburgh Festival Opera, and the BBC singers.

Vivien is currently Lecturer in Voice at Monash University, and conducts the Monash University Women's Choir, also teaching at the University of Melbourne. Her recent work covers many styles and contexts, from the role of Mrs Anderson in the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of Sondheim's A Little Night Music, to her performance as soprano soloist in J.S. Bach's St. John Passion at the Festival of Perth, with tenor Peter Schreier, and performances with Chamber Made Opera, Melbourne. Her recorded work includes an ABC TV documentary on the Perth Terrace Proms 1999, and CDs on the Move label, notably The Tyrannick Love: Choice Ayres and Songs from the Restoration (1999) with the Orpheus Ensemble, and La Campania with the Renaissance Loud Wind Band (2000).

Vivien Hamilton is featured on the following titles

Tyrannick Love

The Orpheus Ensemble with Vivien Hamilton. Songs for soprano, harpsichord, baroque cello (viol and baroque violins on occasion), each written for famous singers and actresses in popular Restoration dramas of late 17th century England.


Vivien Hamilton also appears on

Music of the Spanish Renaissance

Performer: Voice

If you liked the period music used in the multi award-winning film ELIZABETH then you've already heard La CompaƱia perform ... but don't try to find them on the actual soundtrack album because you'll only find them here on this CD!

Burns and Beyond

Performer

This recording Burns and Beyond comprises a selection of songs written for voice and modern piano, and includes a performance of Percy Grainger's Three Scotch Folksongs which use ancient tunes of Scotland as inspiration.