Malaysian-Born British Soprano, Eyra Norman BMus (Hons), DipABRSM, is a John Lewis Partnership Scholar currently completing her Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music, London, where she was previously a Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Scholar during her Bachelor of Music (Hons). Having achieved a first in her bachelor’s degree with the guidance of Veronica Veysey Campbell, Eyra now continues to further her musical development under the tutelage of Russell Smythe and Bryan Evans. Eyra is also a Drake Calleja Trust Scholar for 2023-2024. Eyra made her national debut as Belinda in Dido and Aeneas with the English National Opera and the Unicorn Theatre in 2019. Eyra, “whose sweet soprano tone and natural presence promise much” (Erica Jeal, The Guardian 2019), has continued to perfect her craft through her large range of repertoire, and her use of experimental performance art through painting. Eyra recently won second prize for the RCM Lies Askonas Competition in 2023 and holding a place in the finals in 2022. Eyra has also performed as a soloist in concerts at the Royal Festival Hall in Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Edward Gardner, Wigmore Hall, the Elgar Room (Royal Albert Hall), the Dora Stoutzker Hall and St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong, where she notably performed for the Prince of Liechtenstein. Eyra also made her Coliseum debut in 2022, with the English National Opera Chorus performing Hayden’s 7 Last Words on the Cross conducted by Eammon Dougan and Thompson’s 7 Last Words of the Unarmed conducted by Kellen Grey. Eyra will be a part of the Oxford International Song Festival Master-course with her duo partner, Daniel Adipradhana, this October.