Celebrating Victoria Lambourn (Class of 1998)
Ms Lambourn attended Somerville House from 1994 to 1998 and upon graduation, she undertook tertiary studies at the Royal Northern College of Music (UK), where Ms Lambourn completed a Bachelor of Music Performance with Honours, a postgraduate diploma in opera, and a Master of Music Performance.
Ms Lambourn began studying piano at the age of 3 and a year later began cello lessons. Whilst a high school student, she studied singing, piano, cello, and composition at the Queensland Conservatorium Music School. Ms Lambourn performed her first operatic role at the age of 15 when she performed Dido in the Somerville House production of Dido and Aeneas.
Ms Lambourn has performed in Australia, Germany, England, Italy, France, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia and has given several concert tours of China, including a concert in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, which was broadcast on national television. On her return to Australia, Ms Lambourn has performed regularly with Opera Australia and the state opera companies. On the concert platform, she has performed with all of the Australian symphony orchestras, including concerts conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy and Sir Andrew Davis.
Earlier this year Ms Lambourn performed Ravel’s Shéhérazade at the Sydney Opera House. She has won numerous competitions, scholarships and awards.
Ms Victoria Lamburn was honoured with the 2018 Principal’s Award for her contribution to music.
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