Winner of the 2009 Kathleen Ferrier Competition, soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon studied at the Royal College of Music and was a participant in the 2011 Salzburg Festival's Young Singers Project.
Recent concert engagements have included appearances with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis at the Edinburgh Festival; the London Symphony Orchestra with Bernard Haitink; the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Kurt Masur; the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Andris Nelsons and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with Vasily Petrenko.
Her engagements this season and beyond include Mahler’s Symphony no. 4 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sylvain Cambreling; Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Mozart concert arias at the Wigmore Hall with Ian Page and the Classical Opera Company (of which she is an Associate Artist) and Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Edward Gardner.
On the opera stage she will sing Contessa Le nozze di Figaro for Glyndebourne on Tour; Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte for the Rome Opera and Micäela Carmen for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin.
In recital her appearances include Trinity College Cambridge and the Leeds Lieder Festival with Malcolm Martineau; the Musée d'Orsay and Birmingham's Barber Institute with Simon Lepper and the Wigmore Hall and the Buxton, Hay-on-Wye and Oxford Lieder Festivals with Gary Matthewman. She features on the Complete Poulenc Edition accompanied by Graham Johnson which will shortly be released by Hyperion Records.
She studies with Janis Kelly.