Jake Muffett (baritone) graduated from the University of York with a BA (Hons) in Music and holds an ABRSM Licentiateship in vocal performance. He is currently studying on the Artist Masters course in vocal performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he receives vocal tuition from John Evans. Jake’s studies are generously supported by the Behrens Foundation, the Tillett Trust, the Grantham Music Club and Grantham Choral Society. In September 2016 he will progress to the Guildhall’s prestigious opera programme, and continue his studies with John.
Recent roles of note include Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Giovanni, and Sid in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring. His most recent operatic role was Noye in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde conducted by John Lubbock in Oxford in October 2015. Jake recently made his international concert debut in Versailles where he performed as soloist in Monteverdi’s Vespers with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir. The performance of Carmina Burana with The Really Big Chorus at the Royal Albert Hall in July 2016 marks his London concert debut in a major venue and he is very much looking forward to performing such an excellent work with the group. Jake is currently part of the 2016 Glyndebourne Festival Chorus.
Having recently completed his apprenticeship with the Monteverdi Choir he now sings with them as a regular member and appears with the group in concerts across Europe and America. As well as a singer Jake is a keen clarinettist and has played with a variety of orchestras and ensembles as well as running his own wind chamber ensemble the York Wind Soloists. Playing the versatile combination of clarinets, saxes, flute and oboe, Jake can be heard in instrumental concerts in London as well as musical theatre productions.