Alison Shone

Alison was born in St Asaph, Clwyd but grew up in Nottingham and is a keen, life long supporter of Nottingham Forest.

Although she was awarded a place at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester when she was sixteen, she instead decided to stay in Nottingham and continue her education at Clarendon College.

At the age of eighteen she was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Janet Price and Jonathan Papp.

She successfully completed her BMus degree at the Academy and was also awarded the Licentiate Diploma.

She gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Performance with distinction from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she continued to study with Janet Price.

Alison has won numerous singing prizes including the prestigious Sir Geriant Evans Award twice during her studies at the Royal Welsh College.

As a soprano soloist she’s been under the baton of conductors such as Richard Hickox, Nicholas Kramer, and Sir Neville Marriner. She has taken part in various recordings of opera, oratorio and sacred music on labels such as Chandos, Priory Records and Hyperion. An experienced oratorio singer, Alison has sung with many of the leading choral societies and has also appeared in various music festivals throughout the country. She has sung frequently with the BBC and appeared on television a number of times.

She is also a regular singer on Radio 4’s Daily Service with the Welsh Chamber Singers.

She now lives in South Wales with her husband Dean and their two children Anja and Oskar, who keep her very busy.

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