RECIPIENT OF THE JOHN DORRINGTON AND PAM VALENCE SCHOLARSHIP
Leah Phillips is a versatile soprano who holds a BMus from Monash University and BMus Honours in music performance from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. She is currently a second year scholar with Opera Scholars Australia (OSA).
In addition to recital, OSA concerts and eisteddfod appearances, she has recently performed various in opera, operetta, oratorio and musical theatre productions across Melbourne. Ensemble credits include Melbourne Opera (Der Fliegende Hollander, Lohengrin), XL Arts (Dido and Aeneas, Un ballo in maschera), Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Monteverdi's L'Orfeo). She has also covered the roles of Yum Yum (The Mikado) and Euridice (Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo). Later this year she will delve into the world of musical theatre in Babirra's production of The Sound of Music. Leah has also been a chorister with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Monash University Singers, Melbourne University Early Voices and regularly cantors for various churches across Melbourne.
Leah was selected to perform on 3MBS's The Talent in 2018 and presented a program of works by R. Schumann, Copland and Grainger. Her moving performance of 'A Sprig of Thyme' by Percy Grainger was selected as a series highlight.
Off stage, Leah has worked for Opera Australia in regional touring and outreach and is currently digital marketing coordinator at the Australian Music Examinations Board.