Biographies



Stuart McDermott - Having first studied Physics at Imperial College London, Stuart then undertook a postgraduate diploma in Vocal Studies at the Royal Academy of Music (supported by the Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust) studying with Philip Doghan and Iain Ledingham. As a professional chorister Stuart has worked with Opera by Definition, Grange Park Opera and Opera Holland Park. As an Oratorio Soloist, Stuart has sung Haydn's Creation, Schubert's Mass in Eb, Dvorák's Mass in D, William Lloyd Webber's The Saviour, Mozart's Coronation Mass, Sparrow Mass, C Minor Mass and Requiem and the premier of Rachel Stott's Companion of Angels. In recital Stuart has performed Schumann's Dichterliebe and Liederkreis and Schubert's Schwannengesang. Other concert work includes singing the role of Otto in a performance of Strauss's Gypsy Baron with the Princes Risborough Choral Society. Stuart recently performed the roles of El Remendado and El Dancairo (Carmen) for Ormond Opera.