Hester Dart is a London based alto/mezzo with an interest in baroque, contemporary and new music repertoire.
Currently they are finishing a Masters of Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire (to be completed in 2023) under Neil Baker and Robert Bottriel.
Hester made their debut on the alternative opera stage at the 2019 Grimeborn Festival, in Verity Lane’s The Crane. In January 2022 they created the role of Elem in Edward Jessen’s sonic theatre work, Syllable. In summer 2021 and 2022 Hester was generously awarded bursaries to study with Juliet Fraser and members of House of Bedlam at Dartington Summer School, where they explored contemporary vocal technique and collaborative composition.
Hester is a founding member of The Ruffians, a new music collective which is set to debut in 2023.
Also upcoming in 2023 is the launch of Vox Urbane, a vocal ensemble led by Helen Meyerhoff and Dan Ludford-Thomoas, that Hester is pleased to have become a member of this year.
In summer 2023 Hester is planning a solo recital on Filth which will be the culmination of their master’s research. To stay up to date with this and more, a newsletter sign up is available on the contact page.