Stephanie Smith & Emma Cayeux – Soprano & Piano
Welsh Soprano Stephanie Smith studied at the
Royal Northern College of Music under the direction of Mary Plazas
and graduated with a BMus(Hons) degree in Vocal and Opera Studies.
She is now continuing her postgraduate studies at the Royal Welsh
College of Music & Drama with Gail Pearson.
Roles include cover Kate Pinkerton Madame Butterfly,
Shepherd Boy Tosca, covered and performed Flora’s Servant
La Traviata, Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro
(Heritage Opera) and Jay The Cunning Little Vixen, cover
Dog The Cunning Little Vixen (Co-Opera.Co). During her
time at the RNCM, Stephanie performed Miss Pinkerton Old Maid
and the Thief and Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro at the
RNCM Opera Scenes.
Stephanie frequently appears on the concert platform, and has
been a soloist in many Oratorios including: Mozart Requiem
(Tenby Arts Festival), Rutter Requiem (St David’s
Cathedral), Hadyn Stabat Mater (St David’s Cathedral) and
Jenkins The Armed Man (St David’s Cathedral).
Future performances include a lunchtime recital of Female
Composers for the University of Leeds International Concert
Stephanie gratefully acknowledges the support of the Winship
Foundation, Split Infinitive Trust, Katie Choules Trust, Tasker
Milward & Picton Trust and Hartsheath Charitable Trust.
Born and raised in France, Emma Cayeux started
her piano studies at the age of 6. She studied with Nicolas
Jalowiz, and then with Xenia Maliarevitch, who introduced her to
Having recently graduated from Cardiff University, where she
studied English Linguistics, she is now in her third year at the
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama with pianist James
Emma has had significant experience in ensemble performance,
performing with orchestra as well as smaller ensemble, notably as a
piano duet or accompanying vocalists. She has won the 2015 Brian
Davies accompaniment prize, and is working towards a professional
career as an accompanist.
Download some audio clips and a
sample repertoire list.