Mhairi Lawson

Whilst still a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Mhairi Lawson won the International Early Music Network Young Artists Prize with the fortepianist Olga Tverskaya, which led to her first CD recording of Haydn’s English and Scottish Songs. Mhairi has performed in opera houses and concert halls worldwide with such companies as English National Opera, Les Arts Florissants, The Gabrieli Consort & Players, The Academy of Ancient Music, The Early Opera Company and The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and with many leading conductors such as William Christie, Sir Charles Mackerras, Paul McCreesh, Jane Glover and Sir John Eliot Gardiner. With Les Arts Florissants, Mhairi has performed dramatic music by Purcell, Charpentier, Landi and Monteverdi at the Cité de la Musique, Paris, and throughout Europe, including London’s Barbican Centre and Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. At the Wigmore Hall, she has performed operas by Purcell, Händel and Hasse with the Early Opera Company. She has performed Händel’s Messiah in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Paris and Barcelona with the Netherlands Bach Society and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Recent and future highlights include Galatea Acis and Galatea in Vienna and at the Wigmore Hall, Iphis Jephtha at the Salle Pleyel, Paris and the Barbican, and The Creation with Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort & Players; Dorinda Orlando for Opera Theatre Company conducted by Christian Curnyn and Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade with La Serenissima at the Buxton Festival; recitals in the Belfast Festival and Brighton Early Music Festival; Bach Magnificat with Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music; Haydn’s The Seasons with Northern Sinfonia; Händel’s Ottone at the Theater an der Wien and Couperin’s Trois Leçons de ténèbres in a European tour with The King’s Consort.