Professorial Staff - Voice
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444
Mary Wiegold is known for her committed performances of new music and has given over two hundred premieres. She has had many works written for her and in 1989 she started collecting a songbook of works by composers ranging from Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Milton Babbitt to Elvis Costello and Keith Tippett. She has sung in the festivals at Aldeburgh, the Almeida, Bratislava, Brighton, Cheltenham, Glasgow Musica Nova, Huddersfield, Montepulciano and many others.
Opera appearances include the Royal Opera House’s Garden Venture and the first performances of Birtwistle’s opera Yan Tan Tethera with Opera Factory/London Sinfonietta. In 1989 she founded the Composers Ensemble with the composer John Woolrich. With them she has given concerts throughout Britain and overseas (including an Arts Council Contemporary Music Network Tour of her Songbook), set up and led numerous creative education project and made many recordings.
Throughout her career she has been deeply involved in educational work in Britain and abroad. Her work with Gemini in the 1980’s included major projects in Merseyside, East Anglia, for the Arts Council Contemporary Music Network and the Regional Contemporary Network. She has also worked for many other major organisations including Kent Opera, English National Opera’s Baylis Programme, the English Sinfonia and La Caixa Summer School in Barcelona as well as many visits to Dartington International Summer School.
Songbook (NMC D003)