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Susan Hamilton

Susan Hamilton

The internationally acclaimed Scottish soprano, Susan Hamilton, began her musical career at the early age of eight when she became one of the first girl choristers in the UK at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh. She is a noted soloist specialising in Baroque and Contemporary music and has worked with many leading orchestras, ensembles and conductors. She has appeared at major international festivals in Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada, Mexico and the US including the Edinburgh International Festival, and the Boston Early Music Festival and she broadcasts regularly on both television and radio. In 1996 she co-founded the Dunedin Consort. She is the Artistic Director of the Scottish based early music ensemble Laudonia.

Her many recordings include a Gramophone Award winning performance of Handel's Messiah and Acis and Galatea, and Esther also by Handel, Bach's St Matthew Passion and B Minor Mass, Ferrabosco Consort Music and The Walsingham Consort Books (Ricercar), and A’e Gowden Lyric a recital of songs by Ronald Stevenson with pianist John Cameron. Later this year will see the release of Laudonia’s first recording The Grand Tour. Also soon to be released is The Thistle and the Rose songs from Scotland and England with the acclaimed lutenist Matthew Wadsworth.

Susan Hamilton effortlessly skips through a delicious 'Rejoice greatly'.... (Gramophone Magazine, David Vickers)

Susan Hamilton's solo contributions are outstanding. (BBC Music Magazine, Nicholas Anderson)