Selected as a Rising Star of 2022 by BBC Music Magazine and Winner of both First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2021 London Handel International Singing Competition, Hilary Cronin studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and was a Robinson Hearn, Trinity College London and Dame Susan Morden Scholar.
Prior to this, Hilary read Music and was a choral scholar at Royal Holloway University of London, where she was awarded The Driver Prize and the Dame Felicity Lott Bursary. She also studied on British Youth Opera’s 2020/2021 Serena Fenwick Programme.
Operatic engagements have included GrillettaLoSpeziale for Baroquestock Opera, MotherHanselandGretel for Silent Opera at Opera Holland Park, SecondWomanDidoandAeneas for the New Generation Festival, Céphise in Rameau’s Pygmalion for the Dunedin Consort and MrsWatersTheBoatswain’sMate for Grimeborne Festival.
Hilary Cronin’s current engagements include PoppeaAgrippina with English Touring Opera, TélaïreCastoretPollux with The Opera Company, tours of J. S. Bach BMinorMass (Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Luxembourg and Newcastle) and ChristmasOratorio (La Scala, Milan; Palais de Versailles; and St Martin-in-the-Fields) with The Monteverdi Choir, StJohnPassion with VOCES8 and StMatthewPassion with the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Beethoven ChoralFantasia with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, BlowandPurcell with The English Concert at the Wigmore Hall, Messiah with the English Chamber Orchestra and The Sixteen, Handel Sileteventi for the London Handel Festival, a HandelGala with Bath Minerva Choir, Haydn StabatMater with Istante Baroque, OdetoPurcell on tour with Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, a recording for La Nuova Musica as SecondWomanDidoandAeneas, Telemann Cantatas on tour with Solomon’s Knot, Vaughan Williams Benedicite with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, LastNight of the Autumn Proms for Raymond Gubbay Ltd and a recital at the 2023 Handel Festival, Halle.
This is her debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.