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James Newby



My four years at Trinity Laban have been an absolutely amazing experience for me. Firstly socially, I made some of the best friends here I think I’ll ever make, be it staff or fellow peers; but also as a musician I feel completely unrecognisable from the musician that walked through the door four years ago. I am just so grateful to everybody at Trinity Laban for everything they have done for me.

James Newby
James Newby


James Newby graduated in 2016 with a BMus, studying voice with Alison Wells. Before he graduated, he became the youngest winner of the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award and was also the recipient of the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Voice Fellowship. In 2015, he was awarded the Richard Tauber Prize (for best interpretation of a Schubert Lied) and overall Third Prize at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn International Song Competition. James sang Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin in the Perth International Arts Festival, Australia and Schumann’s Dichterliebe in the Trinity Laban Schumann and Poulenc Project, led by Eugene Asti. He joined the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus in 2016 and made his BBC Proms debut the same year in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music conducted by Sakari Oramo.

Photo credit: Ben McKee