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Louis Hurst BASS BARITONE
Louis Hurst is a young bass baritone studying with Stuart MacIntyre. He studied at RNCM, which was made possible by the generous support of Michael Oglesby, the Drapers Guild, and the Musician's Benevolent Fund. His love of music developed during his time at Manchester Grammar School where he sang as a treble chorister. Louis was also blessed with a musical family, his father being a bassoonist, and he was raised with classical music constantly being played, especially the romantic symphonies adored by his father.
Louis’ performances throughout the country are vast and varied, from opera to solo recital work, and he has had the privilege to work with such renowned conductors as Mark Elder, Mark Shanahan, Richard Hickox, Martyn Brabbins, Stephen Wilkinson, David Hill, Clark Rundell, and Nicholas Kraemer, amongst others. His opera roles have been eclectic and unusual, from a Lion to a Greek King and even God. A core part of his repertoire is English song: he has gained many favourable reviews in concert and competitions, and he works passionately to promote this cultural heritage which is in decline, alongside the poetry so central to the genre.
When Louis isn't singing he can be found at the dinner table enjoying Tanya's cooking.