Isabelle Haile is an award-winning Ethiopian-Romanian soprano who has received her vocal training in Moldova, Italy, and the United Kingdom. She began her music studies at the age of seven, playing the piano and singing in one of the most prestigious youth choir in Moldova, named ‘Voices of Spring’. Isabelle sang with the Cantoria of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, is an alumna of the London Youth Choir and a member of the Philharmonia Chorus. In 2018, Isabelle received an entrance scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where she studied under the guidance of Nuccia Focile, Caitlin Hulcup, Florian Thomas and Iain Ledingham. Isabelle completed her Masters with Distinction in Vocal Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in 2020 and was awarded a DipRAM for her outstanding final recital. Isabelle was an Academy Bach Scholar and she worked with conductors such as John Butt, Philippe Herreweghe, Masaaki Suzuki and Iain Ledingham. Isabelle’s studies were generously supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

As an early and baroque music enthusiast, Isabelle performs with ensembles such as the Sarum Consort, Sonoro, Eboracum Baroque and the Lerion Consort. In 2021, Isabelle had her debut at the Brighton Festival in a performance of Couperin ‘Leçons de Ténèbres’. In 2022, the soprano was nominated for the OffWestEnd Theatre Awards for her performance of the role of Second Woman in the Hampstead Garden Opera (HGO) production of Dido and Aeneas by Purcell. Isabelle’s skill in performing sacred music was first recognized in November 2014. The soprano was awarded the ‘Provincia di Roma’ Special Prize for her rendition of Monteverdi’s ‘Jubilet tota civitas’ in the Final of the International Sacred Music Competition 2014 in Rome. In November 2015, Isabelle performed as a soloist in a concert for Her Royal Highness Princess Anne at Senate House with the occasion of Foundation Day at the University of London. Isabelle’s most recent achievement is having been awarded the Audience Prize and joint Second Prize at the International Handel Singing Competition 2024.

Isabelle is interested in new music and she enjoys collaborating with musicians from a variety of disciplines. In 2017, Isabelle was the soprano soloist in Dr. Edward Nesbit’s composition ‘Time Passes’ commissioned for QMUL Orchestra, Choir, and the East London Music Group to perform together in celebration of the 80th and 130th anniversaries of the People’s Palaces. As a member of Chineke!Voices, Isabelle participated in a CD recording of music by Vicente Lusitano – the first composer of African descent to have been published in Europe. With London Voices, she is involved in the recording of movie soundtracks and choral music anthologies released by Oxford University Press. In November 2022, Isabelle recorded her first solo contemporary song cycle by Bernard Hughes and Chinwe D John in collaboration with Grammy awarded pianist Christopher Glynn, and the album was released in October 2023. In the same year, Isabelle sang in the chorus of Carmen with the English National Opera and made her debut at the Zurich Opera House in George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence.

Besides being an accomplished musician, Isabelle also holds a BSc in Economics, Finance and Management, and an MSc in Behavioural Finance from Queen Mary, University of London. Whilst studying towards her Economics degree, Isabelle was a recipient of a scholarship from the Scale Vocal Trust, allowing her to study privately with Amanda Roocroft at the Royal College of Music.

Upcoming events with The Mozartists:

Le nozze di Figaro
21 October 2024 – Cadogan Hall, London
Le nozze di Figaro
23 October 2024 – Teatro Massimo Communale, Syracuse

Isabelle Haile is an award-winning Ethiopian-Romanian soprano who has received her vocal training in Moldova, Italy, and the United Kingdom. She began her music studies at the age of seven, playing the piano and singing in one of the most prestigious youth choir in Moldova, named ‘Voices of Spring’. Isabelle sang with the Cantoria of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, is an alumna of the London Youth Choir and a member of the Philharmonia Chorus. In 2018, Isabelle received an entrance scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where she studied under the guidance of Nuccia Focile, Caitlin Hulcup, Florian Thomas and Iain Ledingham. Isabelle completed her Masters with Distinction in Vocal Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in 2020 and was awarded a DipRAM for her outstanding final recital. Isabelle was an Academy Bach Scholar and she worked with conductors such as John Butt, Philippe Herreweghe, Masaaki Suzuki and Iain Ledingham. Isabelle’s studies were generously supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

As an early and baroque music enthusiast, Isabelle performs with ensembles such as the Sarum Consort, Sonoro, Eboracum Baroque and the Lerion Consort. In 2021, Isabelle had her debut at the Brighton Festival in a performance of Couperin ‘Leçons de Ténèbres’. In 2022, the soprano was nominated for the OffWestEnd Theatre Awards for her performance of the role of Second Woman in the Hampstead Garden Opera (HGO) production of Dido and Aeneas by Purcell. Isabelle’s skill in performing sacred music was first recognized in November 2014. The soprano was awarded the ‘Provincia di Roma’ Special Prize for her rendition of Monteverdi’s ‘Jubilet tota civitas’ in the Final of the International Sacred Music Competition 2014 in Rome. In November 2015, Isabelle performed as a soloist in a concert for Her Royal Highness Princess Anne at Senate House with the occasion of Foundation Day at the University of London. Isabelle’s most recent achievement is having been awarded the Audience Prize and joint Second Prize at the International Handel Singing Competition 2024.

Isabelle is interested in new music and she enjoys collaborating with musicians from a variety of disciplines. In 2017, Isabelle was the soprano soloist in Dr. Edward Nesbit’s composition ‘Time Passes’ commissioned for QMUL Orchestra, Choir, and the East London Music Group to perform together in celebration of the 80th and 130th anniversaries of the People’s Palaces. As a member of Chineke!Voices, Isabelle participated in a CD recording of music by Vicente Lusitano – the first composer of African descent to have been published in Europe. With London Voices, she is involved in the recording of movie soundtracks and choral music anthologies released by Oxford University Press. In November 2022, Isabelle recorded her first solo contemporary song cycle by Bernard Hughes and Chinwe D John in collaboration with Grammy awarded pianist Christopher Glynn, and the album was released in October 2023. In the same year, Isabelle sang in the chorus of Carmen with the English National Opera and made her debut at the Zurich Opera House in George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence.

Besides being an accomplished musician, Isabelle also holds a BSc in Economics, Finance and Management, and an MSc in Behavioural Finance from Queen Mary, University of London. Whilst studying towards her Economics degree, Isabelle was a recipient of a scholarship from the Scale Vocal Trust, allowing her to study privately with Amanda Roocroft at the Royal College of Music.

Upcoming events with The Mozartists:

Le nozze di Figaro
21 October 2024 – Cadogan Hall, London
Le nozze di Figaro
23 October 2024 – Teatro Massimo Communale, Syracuse