British bass-baritone Edward Grint studied at King's College, Cambridge as a choral scholar, and at the International Benjamin Britten Opera School at The Royal College of Music. Edward was awarded 2nd prize at the 3rd International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti in Innsbruck, was a finalist in the 2014 London Handel Competition, and won the Clermont Ferrand competition in France.
On the operatic stage, Edward’s roles include Arcas “Iphigenie en Aulide” (Theatre an der Wien), Adonis “Venus and Adonis”, Aeneas “Dido and Aeneas” (Innsbruck Festival), Father Akita in “Neige” by Catherine Kontz (Grand Theatre Luxembourg) and Teobaldo “Faramondo” by Handel (Göttingen Handel Festival). At the Royal College of Music, Edward performed Count Almaviva “Le Nozze di Figaro”, Isacio “Riccardo Primo” (London Handel Festival), Splendiano “Djamileh”, Mr Delancey “Aqualung” (World Premiere), Garibaldo “Rodelinda” (LHF), John Styx “Orpheus in the Underworld”, Tirenio “Il Pastor Fido” (LHF), 2nd Priest/Armed man “Die Zauberflöte”, Micha “The Bartered Bride”.
In concert Edward has performed with many of the UK’s leading ensembles. Highlights include Bach and Kuhnau Cantatas with The King's Consort (Wigmore Hall), Bach “St. Matthew Passion” (London Handel Festival and The King's Consort), “St. John Passion” (St. Paul’s Cathedral with the London Mozart Players), “Magnificat” with the OAE (Valletta Baroque Festival, Malta), Bach “Coffee Cantata” with Laurence Cummings and the Adderbury Ensemble (Holywell Music Rooms, Oxford), Haydn “Creation”, Handel “Israel in Egypt” (King's College Cambridge), “Messiah” (City of London Sinfonia, and Birmingham with Ex Cathedra), Handel “Dixit Dominus” in Cambridge, Brahms “Requiem” (Cadogan Hall), Verdi “Requiem” (West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge), Britten “War Requiem” (Huddersfield Town Hall), Elgar “Dream of Gerontius” (Ely Cathedral and Cadogan Hall), and Vaughan Williams “Sea Symphony” (National Festival Orchestra).
With a keen interest in contemporary music, Edward has performed Brother “The House Taken Over” by Vasco Mendonca (Aix en Provence, Strasbourg and Antwerp), the world premiere of “The Cool Web – A Robert Graves Oratorio” by Jools Scott in Bath Abbey, and Eddy in Mark Anthony Turnage’s “Greek” in the UK and Korea with Music Theatre Wales. He also recorded the role of The Poet in Edward Hughes’ new opera “When the Flame Dies” and the role of Gavin Waylock in Joe St. Johanser “Clarges”.
Performances last season included Polyphemus “Acis and Galatea” on tour with Opera Theatre Company, “St John Passion” with Les Musiciens du Louvre in Toulouse (Minkowski), a programme of “Chandos Anthems” and “Joseph and his Brethren” at the 2017 London Handel Festival, “Mass in B Minor” with Cambridge University Music Society and Vaughan Williams “Sea Symphony” with Richard Cooke in Canterbury Cathedral.
Engagements in 2017/2018 include appearances at the Kilkenny Festival, “St John Passion” and “Dixit Dominus” with Les Musiciens du Louvre (Minkowski), “Creation” with the Royal Choral Society, Haydn “Schöpfungsmesse” with the City of London Choir, “Don Nobis Pacem” at Canterbury Cathedral, Brahms “Requiem” at St Alban’s Cathedral, “Messiah” with the Hanover Band, “Christmas Oratorio” and “Messiah” with Dunedin Consort, “Acis & Galatea” for the London Handel Festival, “Arminio” for the Göttingen Handel Festival and “Dream of Gerontius” at Canterbury Cathedral.
Pic. Jan Rebuschat