Jasmine Is a London based Mezzo-Soprano and has been performing in the U.K. and Europe for the past eleven years.
She was originally a freelance painter studying at St. Martin's College of Art. However, she was highly musical from a young age, receiving Voice, Piano and Violin tuition and after realising music was her true passion, she enrolled in Music and Performance studies at Middlesex University, from which she graduated with honours. She later received her Masters degree in Music Performance (vocal studies) from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she studied with Lynton Atkinson and Helen Yorke.
Jasmine has been a private vocal tutor for ten years, working in various music schools as well as abroad (Sydney, Australia) and currently teaches vocal studies at The London School of Arts, Enfield. She immensely enjoys helping others; her personal and thoughtful approach to teaching enables Jasmine to significantly benefit those with anxiety or vocal issues. She prides herself on her ability to connect with people and build genuine and supportive relationships with all students. By combining this teaching ethic with knowledge of anatomy means Jasmine's lessons always focus on safe and healthy singing techniques whist ensuring the lessons are fun, adventurous, and – most importantly – tailored to each student's individual needs. She has also worked with children with learning disabilities and autism, which opened avenues to conduct lessons as part of a music-therapy programme.
Jasmine divides her time between teaching and performing, enjoying aspects of both helping other to achieve fulfilment from their music practice and discovering her own expressive potential in Opera performance. She has performed at the Barbican, Elizabeth Hall, Blackheath Halls, Hyde Park as well as other, more intimate venues.
Engagements abroad include Baugè Opera festival, performing chorus in ‘Fidelio’, ‘La Bohème’, and ‘Le Postillon du Longjumeau’. U.K. opera credits; the title role of L’enfant ‘L’enfant et Les Sortilèges’, Governess ‘The Queen of Spades’ (Opera Coast), Marquis/Doctor ‘The Trousered Traviata’, Roßweisse ‘Die Walküre’, Wellgunde ‘Das Rheingold’ (Secret Opera), Third Lady ‘The Magic Flute’ (Broadstone Music Series) and Zia Principessa ‘Suor Angelica’ with both NLOP and Ormond Opera. Chorus work includes the small-scaled work ‘It Makes No Difference’, by Simone Spagnolo performed at Tête à Tête Opera Festival, ‘The Sorcerer’ performed at the Buxton Opera House with Oxbridge Opera Company, ‘Riders to the Sea’ with City Lit Opera and ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ ‘Cendrillon’ ‘L’Enfant et Les Sortileges’ all with Trinity Conservatoire Opera.
Another area of keen interest for Jasmine is in the lesser-performed Russian Art Song. As a result, Jasmine has organised many recitals celebrating the Russian Art Song, including the series Forgotten Songs, performed to Cambridge University’s Russian Society, among other venues.
Jasmine is a fluent French speaker, hailing from the small island of Mauritius, and enjoys learning new languages in her spare time.