Jacob Lawrence recently completed a BMus at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Anna Connelly. This year, he undertakes an honours year on scholarship at Melbourne.
He performs frequently as a soloist with many of Melbourne’s leading ensembles including the Consort of Melbourne, La Compañia, the Australian Chamber Choir, Gloriana, e21 Vocal Ensemble, Consort Eclectus, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and the Team of Pianists.
This year, Jacob was runner-up in the Australian National Liederfest. He also performed the role of Alcindo in Pinchgut Opera’s production of Vivaldi’s La Ninfa e il Pastore for ABC Sunday Live at Goossens Hall, Sydney, and will appear again with Pinchgut in December in Gluck’s Iphigéne en Aulide. He performed as the Evangelist in three performances of Bach’s Johannespassion in Melbourne and Sydney, and as Aeneas in two productions of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the RMPO, and the Peninsula Summer Music Festival, opposite Fiona Campbell. He also sung Britten’s last orchestral song cycle, Nocturne, with the Melbourne University Symphony Orchestra.