Ossian Huskinson is a young bass currently studying with Mark Wildman at the Royal Academy of Music, where he has a full scholarship.
Ossian holds a First Class Honours degree in Music from the University of Nottingham, where he received vocal tuition from Richard Howarth. Whilst there, he performed as bass soloist in Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Theresienmesse, as well as a chamber performance of Vaughan Williams’s Five Mystical Songs. Ossian has also twice been the recipient of the department’s annual award for exceptional performance.
A prolific performer, Ossian is one of the soloists for the Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series at the Royal Academy of Music. He also performs 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 production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta.
Other performances include Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Handel’s Messiah with Lincoln Cathedral, 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 is the recipient of the Baroness de Turckheim Vocal Scholarship and the Norman McCann Prize. He is extremely grateful for the support of the Drapers’ Company, the Lucille Graham Trust, and the Kochan Trust for their tremendous contributions to his studies, and 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.