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Greg Tassell

Greg Tassell was born in Pembury, Kent and attended Dulwich College Prep School before being awarded a Choristership to Durham Cathedral in 1990. He studied music at Exeter University and in 2008 completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music where he learned with Ryland Davies and Robert Aldwinckle and continues to study with them both. During his time at RAM he reached the final of the 2008 London Handel Competition (finalists prize) where he performed with the London Handel Orchestra under Lawrence Cummings. He was also a regular guest in masterclasses with Robert Tear and worked with Sir Colin Davis and Trevor Pinnock on various RAM projects.

Upon leaving the RAM Greg began work with English Touring Opera’s education department and from February will begin operatic training with the company whilst covering 2nd Priest in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and other minor roles in Janáček’s Katya Kabanova and Bellini’s Norma. The ETO spring tour begins on March 10th.

Greg’s recent performances have included recitals with pianist Simon Lane, a performance at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury Cathedral, a debut with the King’s Consort under Matthew Halls at the Wigmore Hall in their inaugural Young Artists Concert and opera gala performances with The Little Opera Company at the Flavel Theatre Dartmouth and Powderham Castle in Devon. Before his ETO commitments begin Greg will perform with the London Handel Collective on February 17th, give a recital at the London Handel Festival on March 3rd and during a rare tour break will appear with Blackheath Choral to sing tenor solos in Mozart’s Mass in C minor on March 29th.

Greg is passionate about English song and performs regularly at Finchcocks Piano Museum with Richard Burnett and Steven Devine. In September 2006 he was runner-up at the John Kerr Award for Early English Song and will perform there at the Finchcocks Summer Festival on September 12th with lutenist Zak Ozmo.

Greg also enjoys being on the cricket field where he opened the batting for his school 1st XI. These days his standards have slipped somewhat but he features whenever he can for the Bromley 4th XI!