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WAAPA graduate accepted into Royal Academy of Music

Thursday, 16 June 2011


Congratulations to Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) graduate Krystl Ride, who was recently accepted to study music at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London.

One of the most highly sought after music schools in the world, the Royal Academy of Music has produced such talents as Dame Felicity Lott and Katherine Jenkins.

Krystl will complete the Bachelor of Music at WAAPA this year and then embark on the two year Master of Arts - Principal Study Singing at the prestigious institution.

She will be mentored by legendary soprano Julie Kennard as part of the course.

Krystl is one of a small number of singers that have been accepted into the program, which is designed for students who demonstrate operatic potential.

Krystl has had a love for singing since she was young, having been mentored by her experienced grandmother Patsy Hemingway who introduced her to the world of opera.

“I am determined to become an internationally acclaimed opera singer and share my beloved music with the world,” said Krystl. “Music is my life.”

Krystl has joined up with the Australia Business Arts Foundation (ABaF) to raise money for this unique opportunity in London. She will be holding two performances prior to departing – her graduation recital on Monday, 20 June and a final fundraising concert at Nedlands Uniting Church on Saturday, 13 August.

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