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Carolyn Holt

Solo, Orchestral and Choral Singer

Carolyn is from County Kildare. She was the winner of the Dermot Troy Prize for the best Irish singer in the 2019 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition and recently sang the role of Sister Helen Prejean in the UK staged premiere of Dead Man Walking in Glasgow to great critical acclaim.

Carolyn is in demand as a soloist with orchestras and choral societies throughout the UK and Ireland where critics acclaim her “wonderfully dark, rich tone”. In 2020 Carolyn sang The Angel in Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius with the Guinness Choir at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

Carolyn has been awarded many prizes including the inaugural Irish Heritage bursary for performance in 2015, the Audience Prize in Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice, the Trench Award, the Geraldine McGee Bursary, the Mahler Prize and the P.J. Geoghegan Memorial Cup (ESB Feis Ceoil).

Carolyn recently completed her studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland having previously graduated with Distinction from the London’s Royal Academy of Music in 2017, where she was a Kohn Foundation Bach scholar and was awarded a DipRAM for outstanding performance.

Carolyn Holt - Solo, Orchestral and Choral Singer