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Susanna Fairbairn



I would not be where I am today without Trinity Laban. I had only potential when I applied, having recently converted from flute to singing. Trinity Laban gave me countless golden opportunities, most memorably as soprano soloist in Mozart’s C Minor Mass at Sir Charles Mackerras’ Memorial Concert, when I realised my goal was to become a successful professional soloist and opera singer.

Susanna Fairbairn
Susanna Fairbairn


Susanna Fairbairn attended Trinity Laban from 2008-2011 studying singing with Alison Wells, having previously studied flute at Magdalen College, Oxford. Since graduating, she has gone on to forge a successful operatic and solo career, also completing an MMus with Distinction at the Wales International Academy of Voice. She made her Royal Opera House debut in Gluck’s Orphée, her Wigmore Hall recital debut with duo partner Matthew Schellhorn, and has performed at many other venues around the world. She has toured with English Touring Opera, performing the roles of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, 1st Priestess and Greek Woman in Iphigénie en Tauride, Bice in Pia de’ Tolomei, and Eleonora in Il furioso all’isola di San Domingo. Susanna was a 2013 Park Lane Young Artist, winner of the Selma D and Leon Fishbach Memorial Prize at the 2014 London Handel Singing Competition, and recipient of the Dvořák Prize at the Emmy Destinn Young Singers Awards 2015.