Emilie Parry-Williams

Emilie Parry-Williams – Soprano

Emilie Parry-Williams is an award winning Welsh soprano from Glascoed, near Pontypool. Currently studying a Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Emilie received a partial scholarship from the college and was awarded a bursary to join the BBC National Chorus of Wales. She has been singing since she was five years old, and one of her earliest memories is winning her first singing competition at the age of six, singing a Welsh children’s song ‘Mi Welais Jac-y-do’, at her school Eisteddfod.

Emilie graduated with a First Class Undergraduate Music degree with Honours in July 2018 from City University of London, and was one of 9 singers accepted on the biennial Glyndebourne Academy Programme in 2017. Due to her work at Glyndebourne, she was subsequently awarded the 2018 Bill Weston Young Singers Award, which is given once every two years to a singer who has been involved with the Glyndebourne Education programme. She also received the City University Performance Award in July 2018 at her graduation, for achieving the highest performance grade of the year.

Emilie performs regularly in various locations throughout the UK, and enjoys singing both opera, and musical theatre repertoire. Whilst living in London she sang with the Borough Welsh Choir for HRH The Prince of Wales, at a Buckingham Palace garden party, as well as performing in 10 Downing Street for their 2018 St David’s Day reception. Since moving back to her home in Monmouthshire, she has joined the Monmouthshire Community Choir and sings with them regularly as a soloist, as well singing for various weddings, local events and concerts throughout South Wales.

Download a sample repertoire list and visit Emilie's YouTube Channel for a selection of performance videos.