Joshua Oxley, 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Quarter-Finalist
Joshua Oxley in a exciting young tenor based in Sydney. During studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, he won a full scholarship to the prestigious ESTIVO Summer School in Verona, Italy. Here he studied with Lella Cuberli and Fabio Centanni. He has been tenor soloist for St. Andrew’s Cathedral (Handel, Messiah; Bach, Cantata No. 4, No. 80, No. 115) and has sung as a ley clerk and deputy at both St Andrew's Cathedral and St Mary's Cathedral. Other solo concert performances include: Mozart's Requiem, Bach's St John Passion, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and Bernstein Mass (Conservatorium Centenary) and many more.
Joshua has performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as Tchaplitsky (Tchaikovsky, Pique Dame, cond. Ashkenazy), in the ensemble for Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer (cond. Robertson), and for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s concert performance of Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust (cond. Sir Andrew Davis). Roles Joshua has performed include Alfredo (Verdi, La Traviata, Opera New England), Mozart (Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozart and Salieri, Bare Bones Opera), Remendado (Bizet, Carmen, Opera New England), and Frederic (Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance, Chatswood Musical Society). At the Sydney Eisteddfod, Joshua has twice been the recipient of the Ronald Dowd Memorial Prize, Finalist in the Opera and Arts Vocal Final, Semi-finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship, 2nd Place in the Joan Sutherland Memorial Prize (21-25).
He was also awarded the BBM Scholarship for Music to fund a study trip to the United Kingdom. During his time overseas, he was accepted into Dennis O’Neill’s academy of voice in Cardiff, Wales. Currently he is studying with Rowena Cowley, completing a postgraduate diploma at the Sydney Conservatorium, and is an associate artist with Pacific Opera.