Alison Wells was born in Yorkshire and read Maths and Music at Royal Holloway before a postgraduate year at the Royal Academy of Music as a pianist.
She started her career as a singer with a Park Lane Group Young Artists’ Recital at the Purcell Room and has since had a distinguished performing career as a contemporary music specialist, appearing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Gemini, Lontano, and many other ensembles, tackling some of the most challenging repertoire and giving many first performances.
Alison has been teaching for many years and has built up a busy private studio of young professional singers. She has been a vocal professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance since 2001, and is now delighted to be joining the vocal staff at the RCM. Recent student successes have been the winner of the 2016 Ferrier Competition, as well as finalists in the Wagner Competition, Maureen Lehane Awards and Wigmore Hall International Song Competition, leading roles at Longborough Festival Opera, Britten-Pears Artists, and Glyndebourne Chorus members.
Faculties / departments: Vocal Studies