Daisy Livesey is in her third year as an undergraduate soprano at the Royal Academy of Music and is taught by Alex Ashworth and Iain Ledingham. Daisy began singing at Oxford Girls’ Choir at the age of eight and there nurtured a love of early music, performing operas of Purcell and Handel. Highlights of her studies at the Academy include working with John Butt, Eamonn Dougan, Iain Ledingham and Philippe Herreweghe as a choir member and soloist in the Bach series concerts, in addition to masterclasses with John Mark Ainsley and Nick Pritchard (externally). During the Academy’s Bicentenary, Daisy was a soprano soloist in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen directed by Laurence Cummings. Daisy often works with Oxford Bach Soloists under Tom Hammond-Davies and was a soloist in their recent performance of St John Passion, having been part of their motet series in 2022-23. Alongside her scholarship with Oxford Bach Soloists, Daisy held a scholarship with Thames Philharmonic Choir directed by Harry Bradford, 2022-23, and now sings as a scholar at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square directed by Max Barley. Other recent engagements outside the Academy include a St John Passion with Arcangelo directed by Topi Lehtipuu in a collaboration with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, and Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment directed by Václav Luks. An experienced recitalist, Daisy was awarded the Collingwood Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Society Bursary for Young Singers in November 2022.