British/Australian soprano Lauren Lodge-Campbell was recently awarded both 2nd Prize and Audience Prize at the 2018 Handel Singing Competition. Lauren studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Janice Chapman and Yvonne Kenny, and at the Queensland Conservatorium in Australia with Margaret Schindler. In 2019 she will join the 9th edition of Le Jardin des Voix, the young artist programme of William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants.
At the Guildhall School Lauren was the winner of the Susan Longfield Prize and the Franz Schubert Institut Lieder Competition. The latter awarded her a full scholarship to study at the Franz Schubert Institut in Baden, Austria. In 2017 Lauren was the winner of the inaugural Cheltenham Bach Choir Competition, the Schubert Society Song Prize at the London Song Festival, and a Semi Finalist in the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition with duo partner, Michael Sikich.
Opera roles include Princess The Hogboon (LSO, cond. Simon Rattle), which Opera Magazine described as "given with touching simplicity and luminous vocal beauty"; Venus Venus and Adonis, Amore Il ballo delle ingrate (Brighton Early Music Festival); Gretel Hansel and Gretel (Iford Arts); Tante Friedelena The Great Passion (Dartington International Festival); Ensemble The Return of Ulysses (ROH, Roundhouse); Vixen The Cunning Little Vixen, Drusilla L’incoronazione di Poppea, Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro, A Woman/The Plaint The Fairy Queen (all Queensland Conservatorium); Lauretta Gianni Schicchi (Sound Thinking Summer School); Matsya Floods (Queensland Conservatorium/Brisbane Festival, World Premiere).
Recent concert engagements include Handel Messiah (London Handel Orchestra); Bach St Matthew Passion (Dartington International Festival); Bach B Minor Mass (Cheltenham Bach Choir); Bach Cantatas 71, 76, 129, 172 (Tilford Bach Society); Bach Christmas Oratorio; Schubert Mass in G; Rutter Magnificat. Lauren performed as a soloist with the Queensland Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra and was a member of the Guildhall Consort, most recently performing Vivaldi Juditha Triumphans with the Venice Baroque Orchestra at the Barbican Hall.
A keen recitalist, Lauren has performed in recital at Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Leicester International Music Festival, London Song Festival, LSO St Luke’s and the Holywell Music Room, Oxford. A member of the Guildhall Song Guild directed by Graham Johnson OBE, Lauren has participated in masterclasses with such artists as Roger Vignoles, Julius Drake, Elly Ameling, Richard Stokes, Dame Emma Kirkby and Dame Felicity Lott.
Lauren’s upcoming roles include Serpetta La finta giardiniera (Les Arts Florissants); Minerva Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria (Pinchgut Opera); as well as an appearance at the London Handel Festival with the Southbank Sinfonia.
Lauren is grateful for the generous support from the Carpenters' Company (Henry Osborne Award), the Australia Day Foundation UK Trust, the Kathleen Trust, the Carne Trust, and the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.