Stephanie Smith & Emma Cayeux

Stephanie Smith & Emma Cayeux – Soprano & Piano Duo

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 Series.

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 chamber music.

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 Kirby.

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.

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