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Name: Russell Scott
Skills: Singer, Soloist, Teacher
Phone: +44 (0) 20 8953 4600
Fax: +44 (0) 797 1045618
Links: Website     E-mail
By the tender age of nine, Russell Scott, a London schoolboy, had developed a talent as a cabaret organist and made two LPs, which had totalled sales of over 100,000 copies. He had appeared on Thames TV's Telethon, helping to raise money for underprivileged children, entertained thousands in the UK, France, Germany and Eire, and guested on many radio and TV programmes, including a special guest spot on BBC TV's "Swap Shop". He studied music during his school years, passing examinations with The Royal Schools of Music and attending The Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. After his studies in 1986, and having raised thousands of pounds for charities throughout the UK from his solo performances, he developed into an all-round cabaret entertainer. He presented and performed many shows across the country including a major summer season on Blackpool's North Pier.

In 1995, having had professional voice training since the age of 11, Russell joined The London Philharmonic Choir where he has performed many of the large-scale choral works including Verdi's Requiem, Aida, Gershwin's Porgy & Bess and Beethoven's "Choral" Symphony. In a 1998 Chandos recording of music by Sir Thomas Armstrong, Russell was one of a small group of singers chosen to premiere several part-songs on disc. During 1996 - 1997, Russell sang regularly with the Exmoor Singers, performing works including Bach's St. John Passion and many chamber works from composers including Tippett, Rachmaninov, Tavener and Finzi. Exmoor Singers were semi-finalists in the 1996 Choir Of The Year competition.

In 1997, Russell performed as a soloist with the Avanti Chamber Orchestra as part of the Royal Festival Hall's Meltdown Festival. At the 1997 and 1998 Resolution Festival, London's biggest open platform for dance companies, Russell was one of the soloists performing works by Tavener, Duruflé and Tippett. In October 1998 Russell sang solo alongside Joan Rodgers in a performance of the Fauré Requiem with the London Philharmonic Choir conducted by Neville Creed. In November 1998 Russell had a small solo role in a concert performance of Peer Gynt with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir conducted by Kurt Masur.

Russell's professional chorus work includes singing regularly with the Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, one that records opera for major recording companies. He also sings with The English Concert and European Voices. In 1999, Russell played the role of Papageno in The Magic Flute, and sang the bass solo in a performance of Handel's Messiah with members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. In 2000, he went on tour performing Bach's St. Matthew Passion with The English Concert in Spain and Germany. He performs oratorio and opera regularly at home and abroad. Russell performed in the 2000 season of the BBC Proms including Handel's Messiah with The English Concert and Wagner's Parsifal with European Voices. Later in 2000, he did concert performances of Gershwin's Porgy & Bess with The Richard Hickox Singers in Cardiff and Swansea, and the solo in Mozart's Requiem with BES. In 2001 he has already sung a small roles in concert performances of Peter Grimes with the CBSO and has been touring with OAE around Europe performing Bach's St. Matthew Passion.



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