Susan Legg

mezzo soprano

Susan Legg photo

Since winning the National Mozart Singing Competition, mezzo soprano Susan Legg has enjoyed a flourishing career that has taken her to major concert venues throughout the world. Specialising in contemporary song, lieder and chanson, she is regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has recorded for Norwegian Radio. The legendary mezzo soprano Christa Ludwig described Susan's lyric mezzo as ‘a beautiful voice with a fine coloratura’.

Much in demand as a recitalist, Susan has given concerts at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, St. Johns, Smith Square, St. James‘s Palace as well as distinguished venues in Moscow, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Operatic engagements have taken her to Glyndebourne, Bayreuth, Wexford and Aldeburgh Festivals and the Walton Trust, Ischia. In oratorio, Susan has performed all of Elgar‘s works, the Bach Passions, Verdi and Mozart Requiems, and has given performances of Handel‘s Messiah in Mexico. She has also recorded soundtracks for Film, TV and video games and regularly sings with the BBC Singers.

In a celebrated duo with award-winning pianist Ann Martin-Davis, their unique CD of Lutosławski chamber music for the ASV Label won worldwide acclaim. The duo then went on to perform groundbreaking song-cycles from Graham Fitkin, Howard Skempton and Gabriel Jackson which they toured in the major UK music and poetry festivals and further afield in Australia, India and South America.

Susan‘s awards include: the National Mozart Singing Competition; Richard Tauber Schubert Society Prize; Tillett Trust‘s Young Artists' Platform; finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and Belvedere International Singing Competition in Vienna; and British representative in the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Norway.

Susan studied singing with Margaret Kingsley at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio and piano with Clifford Benson and Phyllis Sellick.