Jillian Bain Christie is my ‘go to’ soprano. She has premiered many of my works including the soprano solo in my First Symphony, and we have worked and continue to work together incredibly regularly. 

I love her voice, her passion in performance and her dedication to the score. From The Queen of the Night Aria to a small Scottish Folksong, she treats all as a piece of art that needs care and a special vision.

Professor Paul Mealor FRSA
Classic BRIT Award-winning Composer

Jillian is an award-winning Scottish artist and soprano currently based in Norwich. She is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London. Jillian continues to study privately with Joan Rodgers CBE.

Recent projects include premiering the soprano solo in Paul Mealor’s Symphony No.1 ‘Passiontide’, with James Jordan, the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera; the creation of the title roles in two operas by Joe Stollery, in association with Tête à Tête and SOUND; a solo album of songs by Robert Burns entitled Ae spark o’ Nature’s fire with pianist Catherine Herriott; and a solo exhibition at the Barbican Library, London.

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