Award winning young Soprano Allison Bell is fast gaining a reputation as one of the leading and most exciting performers of 20th and 21st century music. Born in Tasmania, she studied Music and History at the University of Sydney together with acting at The Australian Theatre for Young People. Continuing her studies in Europe she received numerous awards including the La Scala Prize and scholarship to study with Virginia Zeani at the Viñas Competition in Barcelona. Allison was universally praised for her performance creating the role of Sierva Maria in the world premiere of Peter Eötvös’ opera Love and Other Demons at Glyndebourne. A frequent guest with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and collaborator with Vladimir Jurowski, she was soloist for the UK premieres of Alfred Schnittke’s Three Scenes, Three Madrigals, and Der Gelbe Klang, an acclaimed debut performance of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire at the Wigmore Hall, Grisey’s Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil and Polly Peachum in Die Dreigroschenoper in Paris and London. With the LPO under Michal Dworzynski she performed Gorecki’s Third Symphony.