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Renowned soprano Lisa Milne to teach at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Lisa Milne
Image caption Lisa Milne is to take up the role of vocal coach at RCS

The renowned Scottish soprano Lisa Milne is to become a teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS).

The 44-year-old, from Aberdeen, will take up her role as a vocal coach at the Glasgow school for music, drama and dance in the next academic session.

Milne has performed in many of the world's finest opera houses, opera companies and festivals.

The RCS graduate said she was looking forward to working in a "world-leading musical environment".

"I am delighted to be joining the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland," she said.

"I'm looking forward to working in such a vibrant and world-leading musical environment.

"As an alumna of the RCS, I appreciate the training that goes on behind the scenes and I cannot wait to get started, working colleagues and students to ensure the continued visibility of the RCS's reach nationally and internationally."

'World-leading singer'

Milne was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2005 for services to opera and music.

The renowned recitalist has appeared at the Aix-en-Provence, Edinburgh and City of London festivals, the Oxford Lieder Festival, London's Wigmore Hall, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and at the Schumannfeste in Dusseldorf.

RCS Principal Professor Jeffrey Sharkey said she would bring unique qualities to the school.

"Lisa is one of the world's leading opera singers with an enormously distinguished international career," he said.

"She is an inspirational performer and teacher and her passion for her art will motivate the next generation of opera singers from the RCS.

"I am delighted she will be returning to her alma mater where students can learn from one of the finest singers in the world."

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