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Teresa Shaw

Vocal Tutor

Educated at Manchester University and the Royal Academy of Music,Teresa Shaw has performed as a soloist with many major opera companies and orchestras including The Royal Opera, English National Opera, Opera North, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and The London Philharmonic Orchestra. She has broadcast regularly on Radio 3 and has made a number of television appearances working with directors such as Jonathan Miller,Tony Parsons,Annabel Arden and Lucy Bailey.Teresa has a particular interest in contemporary music and has performed in a number of world and UK premieres including East and West at the Almeida Festival,The Wildman at Aldeburgh and The Death of Klinghoffer in Lyon. She has appeared with Electric Phoenix and The London Sinfonietta at major venues and has made a number of recordings with these ensembles including ‘Sinfonia’ (Berio) and “Hagoromo” (Jo Kondo)

An outstandingly versatile artist,Teresa has tackled a wide range of roles in musical theatre including Anita (West Side Story), Nancy (Oliver) and Eliza Doolittle. In a more classical vein she played Titania and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as Helen in King Priam and has recorded with many of the UK’s major orchestras and professional choirs including the Monteverdi Choir (Sorceress), Sinfonietta Voices (Grand Pianola Music and Nixon in China).

Teresa has worked as a voice artist on many film and TV soundtracks, including The Lord of the Rings, A Christmas Carol,The Phantom Menace, Kung Fu Panda,The Phantom of the Opera and gamers will hear her voice on “Destiny” . Her studio experience encompasses live satellite link up work, recording to film track and live radio broadcast both spoken and sung. Teresa is an experienced and much sought after teacher and is an Associate Lecturer in Voice at the University of Chichester. 


“The star of the show, unquestionably though, was Teresa Shaw’s lovely, impassioned Composer....she palpitated with love and emotion, the embodiment of music” Hugh Canning, Sunday Times.

“She is hugely likeable as a creature of the stage” Opera Magazine