Ossian Huskinson is a young bass currently studying with Mark Wildman and Iain Ledingham at the Royal Academy of Music, where he holds one of the Bicentenary Scholarships. Having 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 is one of the singers in the Academy’s Song Circle. Ossian made his principal debut with Royal Academy Opera performing 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”. Since then he has sung as Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, as well as the role of Le Philosophe in their Spring production of Chérubin. He looks forward to performing as Bottom in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in November.
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 Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with City of Cambridge Symphonic Orchestra.
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.