Grace performed extensively as both a chorister and soloist during and after her time at Edinburgh University 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. Recently she performed in 'Liminal' a one-woman production at the King's Head Theatre, devised by
Le Gateau Chocolat.
Grace has also performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Central Hall Westminster and Southwark Cathedral.
Grace is passionate about making opera accessible for all through outreach and community projects and regularly works for Birmingham Opera Company in this capacity. She has also enjoyed working for the ENO Baylis Opera Squad and English Pocket Opera which work extensively in schools across the UK. Grace is excited to have been chosen this year for The Royal Opera House Engender x WeGrow mentoring programme.
Grace recently made her debut at Opera Holland Park this Summer in the ‘Cunning Little Vixen’ playing the Rooster and Jay.
Grace is a versatile lyric soprano of Ugandan and Zimbabwean descent based in London. 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 who has performed all over the world. Operatic roles include Aksinya 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk’ for Birmingham Opera Company which won The Royal Philharmonic Society award (2019) and the title role of Treemonisha (Spectra Ensemble) at the Grimeborn Festival (2019)
She has also recently sung chorus in 'L’amico Fritz' for Opera Holland Park and 'Porgy and Bess' for Grange Park Opera.
'warmly inflected and expressive singing...'