Stephanie Hershaw & Nathan Reeves

Stephanie Hershaw & Nathan Reeves - Soprano & Piano Duo

Formerly a student at the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she sang as a soloist in Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” in Milton Court and was awarded the Singer’s Award, Stephanie Hershaw is now studying under Gail Pearson on the BMus Vocal Performance course at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

In 2014, Stephanie was invited to sing in the Pride of Reading Awards and also at the Berkshire County Awards. The following year she took part in an intensive workshop week with Welsh National Opera Youth Opera, and last year with British Youth Opera.

Stephanie has performed various roles including Rose Maybud in Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Ruddigore’, Laurey in ‘Oklahoma!’, Molly Braden in ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ (Opera’r Ddraig), a cover of Ida and chorus member in ‘Die Fledermaus’ (Opera’r Ddraig), a cover of Juliette in ‘The Little Sweep’ (pocket Opera) and a chorus member in ‘Falstaff’ ad ‘Street Scene’, directed by Martin Constantine and conducted by Carlo Rizzi.

In terms of choral music, Stephanie is a scholar at the BBC National Chorus of Wales and has performed with them on multiple occasions. A highlight is performing at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall for three consecutive years, as well as being involved in regular performances at St David’s Hall, Cardiff.

 

Nathan Reeves is a fourth year pianist at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) where he was awarded a scholarship.

Nathan started piano lesson at the age of 12 with a professional pianist in the south of England. In school he often played at concerts both as a soloist and as part of an orchestra. In 2014, Nathan was awarded a runner up prize in the final of the Newbury Young Musician of the year competition, among the judges for which were renowned pianist Angela Hewitt and conductor Sir Roger Norrington. Since entering RWCMD Nathan has regularly participated in chamber music projects and has taken part in various competitions and masterclasses. Last year, Nathan was a finalist in the RWCMD Beethoven sonata competition and commended for his performance in the Chopin competition. His chamber collaborations include a quartet with wind instruments, piano trio and accompanying various singers and string players. Nathan frequently performers in public concerts held both inside and outside of College. He has been requested to give premieres of new compositions written by fellow students from the composition department at RWCMD, one of which was streamed onto YouTube in a live performance.   

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