Ossian Huskinson (Photo by James Blay)

Ossian Huskinson is a young bass currently studying with Mark Wildman and Iain Ledingham at the Royal Academy of Music, where he is one of the Bicentenary Scholars. Having recently completed his Masters there with Distinction, he now continues his studies as part of Royal Academy Opera.

A prolific performer, Ossian has been one of the soloists for the Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series at the Royal Academy of Music, and has recently joined the Academy Song Circle. He has performed regularly in the Vocal Faculty operatic scenes. Past roles performed in these include Curio (Giulio Cesare), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Rocco (Fidelio) and Colline (La bohème). Ossian also sang the role of King René in the Royal Academy Opera’s Spring 2019 production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta in a performance which was described as “resonant and richly musical”. He looks forward to continuing his work with Royal Academy Opera, performing as Sarastro in their Autumn production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.

Other notable performances include Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Handel’s Messiah with Lincoln Cathedral Choir, Bach’s St John Passion with Jonathan Willcocks at the Leith Hill Music Festival, and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Fauré’s Requiem with Beverley Choral Society.

Ossian’s time at the Academy has been generously supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Drapers’ Company, the Lucille Graham Trust, and the Kochan Trust, to whom he is grateful for their tremendous contributions to his studies. Additionally, he is extremely thankful to the numerous interested persons in Lincolnshire and Nottingham who have also offered their support. Ossian is also supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, through partnership at the Royal Academy of Music.