London-based soprano Zoë Bonner was resident singing teacher for the members of RBC from September 2012 to summer 2014. Following a Masters dissertation in cross-genre vocal technique, Zoë has continued to study classical technique and Accent-Method breathing with renowned British Voice Association practitioners Linda Hutchison, Ron Morris and Sara Harris. It is her firm belief that, supported by the dual pillars of solid technique and improved self-belief, every singer can gain vocal stamina and flexibility and make the most of their time in the choir. As well as giving individual singing lessons in Reading and in central London, Zoë currently acts as voice and language coach to Aldeburgh Music Club and co-directs their annual summer choral workshop.
As part of a busy portfolio, Zoë is a popular soloist with choral societies across the UK and has made numerous television and radio appearances for the BBC. In ensemble, Zoë has performed across Europe with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Gabrieli Consort and is about to record a second collection of contemporary Christmas music with the choir of Worcester College, Oxford for Resonus Classics. Zoë is a long-standing member of the BBC Daily Service Singers and Philharmonia Voices and is a regular member of the renowned professional octet at St Paul’s, Knightsbridge. Critically acclaimed for her ‘refined artistry’ and ‘emotionally truthful characterisation’, her early forays on the operatic stage have proved popular with critics and audiences alike.
Zoë graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2009 with an MMus in classical voice, the prize for opera, winner of the French and German song competitions and the vocal faculty Gold Medallist.