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New Zealand soprano Madison Horman has recently completed an Advanced Diploma in Opera at the Royal Academy of Music in London as a Bicentenary Scholar, under tutelage from Nuccia Focile and Ingrid Surgenor with mentorship from Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. She previously attained both her MMus and PgDip with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music where she studied with Eiddwen Harrhy.

Madison has performed the roles of Lady Billows, Countess Almaviva, Mrs Gobineau and Ellen Orford and in concert with the Hallé, Philharmonia Orchestra and the Central London Orchestra. Her debuts include Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall and the Edinburgh International Festival.

Madison recently placed third in the Elizabeth Connell Prize, an international competition for aspiring dramatic voices at Wigmore Hall. In 2024, Madison was runner up in the Clonter Opera Prize, and a semi-finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Award. She was the winner of the 2023 Richard Lewis/ Jean Shanks Prize (RAM) and was runner-up in the 2023 Lockwood New Zealand Aria where she also won the Lieder Prize. She was the recipient of the Tait ROSL Award for most outstanding New Zealand musician as well as a Wayne Sleep Foundation Award.

Madison gratefully acknowledges the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation who have provided her with mentoring and financial support.