The English soprano, Nina Bennet, studied Philosophy and English at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, before embarking on musical training at the Royal College of Music in London. Whilst there, under the tutelage of Margaret Cable she gained a Graduate Diploma in Singing and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Early Music. She now studies with Annette Thompson.
Recent concert platform work has included Haydn's Creation and Nelson Mass, W.A. Mozart's Coronation Mass, Requiem and the C Minor Mass under Jeremy Backhouse in Guildford Cathedral. She has also performed Haydn's Little Organ Mass and Gabriel Fauré's Requiem with the City of London Sinfonia, J.S. Bach's Magnificat (BWV 243) under Timothy Brown, J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232) and Monteverdi's Vespers with Charivari Agreable in St John's Smith Square, J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) with Peter Schreier, also in St John's, and Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Cadogan Hall.
Nina Bennet is becoming increasingly in demand in contemporary music performing Harrison Birtwistle's Nine Settings of Celan with Kokoro, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's contemporary group, and Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire with Sequenza at the Oxford Lieder Festival. Last year she performed the European premiere of Sebastian Currier's Vocalissimus, also with Kokoro. Equally at home in both Jazz and Gospel, she recently performed with Ken Burton in his piece Take Time to Change, and sang the Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts in Cadogan Hall.
Nina Bennet is also a versatile consort singer and recently toured Germany, Italy and Spain with the Academy of Ancient Music under Richard Egarr. She appears regularly with the BBC Singers, London Voices and Geoffrey Mitchell Choir in recordings for Opera Rara.