Rebecca Leggett


Rebecca Leggett is a 2020 master’s graduate of the Royal College of Music where she was an Ian Evans Lombe Scholar. Before this, Rebecca completed her undergraduate degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in 2018 graduating with First Class Honours, the TCM Trust Silver Medal for Voice and the Alan J Kirby Conducting Prize. 

Rebecca is a keen early music soloist and recently became one of the OAE’s ‘Rising Stars’ for 2023/25. In the spring, she made her Les Arts Florissants debut performing a ‘Divine Hymns’ programme at their Festival de Printemps 2023. Her recent concert highlights include singing Bach’s St. John Passion with the OAE with Mark Padmore at Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, making her Wigmore Hall concert debut with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen and Handel’s Messiah with Edward Higginbottom and the Instruments of Time and Truth. 

Recent stage highlights include playing the role of Cupid in John Blow’s “Venus and Adonis” for Blackheath Halls Opera and a UK tour, to venues such as Sadlers Wells, with contemporary ballet company Rambert, performing Monteverdi’s ‘Lamento della Ninfa’, with guitarist George Robinson. 

In April, Rebecca was a finalist at the Kathleen Ferrier Award 2023 with pianist George Ireland at Wigmore Hall. She is the recipient of the Coro Nuovo Young Musician of the Year 2018, and was made an ambassador of the competition which seeks to support young musicians from Sussex. At the RCM she won the 2020 Brooks-van der Pump English Song Competition and received the Audience Prize for the 2019 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards. Whilst at Trinity Laban she was awarded the Wilfred Greenhouse Allt Prize for Oratorio & Cantata and first prize in the Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Competition. 

Rebecca, alongside pianist George Ireland, received first place at the 2022 LSD British Art-Song Competition, selected by Sir Thomas Allen. Song is high on the agenda for Rebecca and in recent years she has given recitals for the Lewes Song Festival and London Song Festival. Last autumn, Rebecca and pianist Dylan Bewley-Perez performed in an Emerging Artist slot for the Oxford Lieder Festival and joined countertenor Hugh Cutting in a duet version of his programme ‘Untethered’ for the Thames Concert Series. She recently shared a recital with Brindley Sherratt for the Ludlow Festival run by Iain Burnside.