Miriam Allan

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Miriam Allan (born 1977,[1] in Newcastle, Australia) is an Australian Soprano.


Miriam Allan graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia, with first class honours and the University Medal. She received an Australian Postgraduate Award from the Australian Federal Government, and completed a Master of Creative Arts (Music).[2][3]


Miriam Allan has appeared as a soloist with leading orchestras and choirs from all over the world. She has performed with Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, London Baroque, London Handel Orchestra [3] (UK), Les Arts Florissants (France), Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (New Zealand), Concerto Copenhagen (Denmark), Il Fondamento (Belgium), Gewandhaus Kammerchor, Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, Concerto Köln, ChorWerk Ruhr (Germany), Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Chacona[2] and Arcadia, Ironwood Ensemble,[4] Queensland Orchestra[5] and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Australia).

She has worked with many directors and conductors, including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Laurence Cummings, William Christie, Roy Goodman and Stephen Layton.[5] She appeared on numerous recordings, including Pinchgut Opera’s Fairy Queen[2] and Dardanus, The Wonders of the World with Echo du Danube, Mozart’s Requiem with the Leipzig Kammerorchester and Gewandhaus Kammerchor.[2]

She performed in performances of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen[2] with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Israel in Egypt with Maulbronn Kammerchor and Monteverdi’s 6th Book of Madrigals with Les Arts Florissants, and in the Australian premiere of Bach’s reconstructed Markuspassion in the Sydney Opera House under Arvo Volmer.[2]

During her European and Australian tours she often performs major works by Bach, a unique selection of Purcell’s songs from his semi-operas The Fairy Queen, The Indian Queen and King Arthur,[4] Handel's Messiah[2][5][6] and Mozart’s Requiem.[7]

In 2003 Miriam Allan was a prize-winner in the Handel Singing Competition for young professional singers organized annually by the London Handel Society.[6][8] She is a vocal coach at Westminster Under School[2][9] and Head of Singing at Bloxham School in Oxfordshire. Since 2003 Miriam Allan has been based in England.


  1. ^ Miriam Allan - Biography[permanent dead link]. Retrieved 2010-08-06.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Early Music Directory - Individuals Miriam Allan (Performer)". Music Council of Australia. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Miriam Allan (soprano)". The Scarlatti Project. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 
  4. ^ a b "Miriam Allan & Ironwood". Carol Middleton. Australian Stage. 30 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  5. ^ a b c "Messiah". QPAC. Archived from the original on 1 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 
  6. ^ a b "Miriam Allan" (PDF). Melbourne Recital Centre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  7. ^ "Mozart Requiem". The Barbican Centre, London. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  8. ^ "Handel Singing Competition". 2003, 2nd Winner - Miriam Allan. London Handel Society. Archived from the original on 28 March 2010. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  9. ^ "Miriam Allan, Teacher, Westminster Under School". zoominfo. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 

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