'... the splendid, strong-willed Jane of April Fredrick, whose terrific dramatic sense, reflected both visually and vocally, revealed the music as not just dramatic but utterly riveting.' - Roderic Dunnett, reviewing April Fredrick in John Joubert's Jane Eyre
American-born soprano April Fredrick grew up in Wisconsin and initially trained as a violinist before studying voice at the University of Northwestern St Paul in Minnesota and at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
She has made albums for SOMM Recordings, and is the first affiliate artist of the English Symphony Orchestra - an organisation she has been singing with since 2015.
Further information: aprilfredrick.com
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