Llongyfarchiadau and congratulations to Vocal and Opera studies student Joseph Cavalli-Price who’s been invited to join Genesis Sixteen, the young artist’s scheme run by Harry Christopher’s The Sixteen.
Joe also studies piano alongside his vocal studies and will be working as a répétiteur on the College’s production of The Gondoliers at The Sherman Theatre.
“Royal Welsh College has really encouraged my studies as both a pianist as well as a singer and I think that’s the beauty of the college, it allows you to be a complete individual, “ says Joe.
“Every student’s journey is unique and, no matter what your background is, or what you choose to study, you’re supported and encouraged to fulfill your own potential and to follow your own path.“
Genesis Sixteen, the UK’s first ever fully funded programme of choral training, aims to nurture the next generation of ensemble singers, providing free tuition and bursaries to cover all additional costs.
Starting in the summer and over the next year there’ll be a series of week-long and weekend courses led by key figures from The Sixteen, including founder and conductor Harry Christophers and associate conductor Eamonn Dougan.
Joe and his fellow Genesis Sixteen members will receive group tuition, individual mentoring and masterclasses run by some of the industry’s top vocal experts.
Joe also played as an accompanist in renowned pianist Malcolm Martineau’s Cardiff Singer of the World masterclass this June.
— Malcolm Martineau (@pianomalk) June 25, 2019
Overjoyed to be joining the @LiveMusicNowUK family! So excited to work alongside incredible musicians in delivering such valuable and rewarding performances which are accessible for all! A privilege to be part of such an incredible initiative! pic.twitter.com/nwXAgHyU29
— Joseph Cavalli-Price (@JoeCavalliPrice) May 13, 2019
Joe grew up singing in his local church choir in Neath, South Wales and soon after joined Only Boys Aloud, performing on Britain’s Got Talent and at Buckingham Palace.
He now works as a rehearsal accompanist for both Only Boys Aloud and Only Kids Aloud.
Since he moved to Cardiff, Joe has sung with the choirs of St David’s Metropolitan Cathedral and Llandaff Cathedral and also with the BBC National Chorus of Wales.
An incredible honour to play as Guest Accompanist at the Festival of Massed Male Choirs at the @RoyalAlbertHall last night. The most breathtaking and incredible experience! Huge thanks to @WelshMaleChoirs for the invitation and for all their support! pic.twitter.com/8S65XTnrwc
— Joseph Cavalli-Price (@JoeCavalliPrice) May 20, 2018
“Growing up, my mum used play all of The Sixteen’s CDs in the car and around the house, so I’ve really grown up listening to the incredible sound of the choir:
The prospect of working with these incredible musicians is hugely exciting”
You can find out more about the Vocal Studies and Opera course here.