Gemma Summerfield studied at the Royal College of Music’s International Opera School, having graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a First Class Honours degree and gained a Masters in Performance at the RCM. In 2019, Gemma was awarded First Prize in the Concorso Lirico Internazionale de Portofino. Her previous awards have included First Prize and the Loveday Song Prize at the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, The Cuthbert Smith Prize in the Lies Askonas Competition 2014, The Governors’ Recital Prize for Voice 2013, The Norma Grieg Prize for French Song 2013 and the Jean Highgate Scholarship for Singing 2011. Her opera roles have included Pamina (The Magic Flute) for the Scottish Opera, Paula Jordan (Dinner at Eight) for Wexford Festival Opera, Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte) at the RCM and Annina (La traviata) for the Rye Arts Festival. With The Mozartists, she has performed in Jommelli’s Il Vologeso.