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Vocal alum and TL tutor tops classical chart

Wed 2 June 2021

Georgi Mottram secures number one within 24 hours of releasing her debut single.

Since graduating from Trinity Laban’s vocal programme in 2013, Georgi Mottram’s versatility as an artist has flourished. She has performed in Opera Galas alongside Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, made her West End debut in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Adelphi Theatre and appeared on BBC’s Friday Night is Music Night.

Now, her latest success has defined her as a number-one selling artist, having topped the Official iTunes Classical Chart earlier this month with her first solo project ‘Dream Believe’.

Georgi recorded the original track in her home studio in Jersey after returning to the Channel Island last year. This was due to the cancellation of international tour dates with her classical crossover group Ida Girls London, due to Covid-19.

Georgi told Jersey Evening Post

“All my work had been taken away from me and I had so much time on my hands so I started recording covers and uploading them to YouTube. Shore Records then reached out to me off the back of one of my covers and wanted to sign me. Songwriters Warwick & Young, who wrote my single, also said they wanted to work with me and it evolved from there. Prior to the pandemic I would never have thought of producing a solo single.”

Released on 14 May, the track entered the chart at number two due to a high level of pre-orders before climbing to the top spot the same day.

On making it to number one, Georgi comments –

“I am over the moon at the news about the No.1 in the iTunes Classical Charts. Trinity Laban promotes being a unique artist by finding your authentic voice and being open and receptive to new ideas and new music. This ethos has helped me greatly in the forming of my career. I was especially thrilled to reach No.1 with an original classical crossover song.”

With a successful eight-year career under her belt, Georgi has been inspiring final-year BMus students in her role as a tutor on Trinity Laban’s Artist as Innovator module for the past two years.

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