Rowan Pierce, soprano, is from the Northeast of England. She has performed as soloist with Ashley Solomon conducting Florilegium at the Brandenburg Choral Festival and in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Bath International Early Music Festival. Rowan won the Van Someren Godfery Prize at the Royal College of Music in 2013 and has also performed with Iain Burnside as a member of his ‘Journeying Boys’ production. Notably, Rowan was featured soloist with the RCM Baroque Orchestra in Handel’s cantata Tra le fiamme as a part of the 2013 RCM International Festival of Viols. She works with noted Handel specialist Eiddwen Harrhy at the Royal College of Music and has sung for Rebecca Evans, Mark Padmore, Dame Emma Kirkby and others in masterclass. Previous performances include Handel’s Messiah & Dixit Dominus, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion and B Minor Mass, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, and Mozart’s Requiem. While Rowan works across several genres including opera, oratorio and song, she has a special affinity for the music of the baroque.