Namrata Shah soprano
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music (Honours), Leeds University.
Master of Arts Degree in Western Classical Vocal Performance, Leeds College of Music.
Namrata Shah grew up in Kenya where she sung for the vice president and performed at various venues in both Hindustani classical and Western classical voice. She then gained her Bachelor of Arts in Music (Honours) from Leeds University and completed her Master of Arts in Western Classical Vocal Performance at Leeds College of Music.
In the United Kingdom, she has performed in recitals, concerts and operas. She was part of Leeds Youth Opera and was sponsorship secretary for the Opera Society at Leeds University where she performed in shows and gala nights as both chorus member and soloist. She sung with Leeds Baroque Choir and Leeds Philharmonic Choir. Over the last two years she has won the Lieder, French song, British composer and Opera classes in the Wharfedale, Pontefract and York music festivals. She has understudied ‘Countess Almaviva’ in Leeds College of Music’s production of The Marriage of Figaro and was part of British Youth Opera’s 2011 chorus in London.
She also enjoys working in the early years education sector and headed ‘Music For Little People’ classes for 0-5year olds in the Leeds area from 2010 – 2012. This was inspired by working with the Education Departments at Opera North and Glyndebourne Opera House. When she is home in Kenya she works with various musical societies and charities such as, Art of Music, Ghetto Classics, Kenya National Youth Orchestra and Opera for School Fees.
Namrata is currently teaching Western Classical Voice and Music at the KM Music Conservatory in Chennai.