Teacher and soprano Lynda Lee has been at the forefront of Irish classical music for nearly thirty years.
During her singing studies with Dr. Veronica Dunne, Lynda was the recipient of many awards and bursaries, as well as finalist in both the Lombard and Ulster Music Foundation and the RTE Musician of the Future. She also represented Northern Ireland at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.
As a performer, she made her operatic debut with Opera Theatre Company in Handel’s Tamerlano and went on to have a long association with the composer, performing at many Handel Festivals in roles such as Agrippina, Irene (Tamerlano), Xerxes (Title role) and Zenobia (Radamisto) for which she was nominated for best performance by Opernwelt Magazine.
Other performance highlights include the Soprano Soloist in the Stabat Mater (Pergolesi) on Valentia Island in a collaboration with the artist Dorothy Cross; Female Soloist in Jonathan Miller’s staged version of Bach’s St Matthew Passion recorded for the BBC; Elizabeth in Wagner’s Tannhaüser at Opera Leipzig with the Gewandhaus Orchestra; soloist in Handel’s Messiah at the Vatican in the presence of Pope Benedict. She also performed many roles as a company artist at Oper Leipzig including Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Mutter (Hänsel und Gretel) and Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia).
Lynda joined the vocal faculty at RIAM in 2008. She holds an MA in Music (Performance) from the CIT Cork School of Music for which she was awarded the Gold Medal for that year.
Since joining the Academy, Lynda continues to perform regularly, including with the Academy Chamber Ensemble both in Ireland and abroad, including performances China and Latvia.