'Grace Nyandoro made for an admirable heroine....her soprano metallic and hyper-focused'
Grace is a versatile lyric soprano based in London of Ugandan and Zimbawean descent. She graduated from Trinity Laban with the support of the University of Edinburgh Bucher-Fraser scholarship, Oxford-Lieder Society bursary and Laurence Atwell Trust bursary.
Grace is an experienced soloist, operatic roles include Belinda-'Dido and Aeneas' (Birmingham Opera) and Madame Lidoine - ‘Dialogues of the Carmelites’ (TCM Opera), for which she was awarded the Paul Simms Opera Prize. She has also performed extensively as both a chorister and soloist all over the world including Turkey, Malta, Washington D.C and Hong Kong.
Grace has always been an ardent proponent of new works. She has performed in an Opera North commission ‘The Pied Piper of Chibok’ as Adama Rahel and has also performed the world premiere of 'Diana of Ephesians' a solo concerto for soprano written by Matthew Lee Knowles. Grace has performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Central Hall Westminster and Southwark cathedral.
Recent engagements include Aksinya 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk' for Birmingham Opera Company and Chorus in 'Porgy and Bess' for Grange Park Opera
This year Grace will perform the title role of Treemonisha with Spectra Ensemble in the Grimeborn Opera Festival.