The English bass, David Shipley, studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded first class Bachelor of Music dgree (with Honours) and Master of Art degree, as well as a DipRAM. In 2008 he won the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for Young Singers. He is currently (2014) a scholar on the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Janice Chapman.
David Shipley has performed as a soloist at venues including the Salle Pleyel, Paris; L’Auditori, Barcelona; the Kölner Philharmonie; Kings Place; Cadogan Hall; the Barbican; Christ Church Spitalfields, and the Royal Albert Hall. He has featured as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, Monteverdi Choir and Classical Opera Company, working with such distinguished conductors as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Andrew Davis and Sir Mark Elder.
Recent highlights include Glyndebourne’s Billy Budd at their summer 2013 festival, at the BBC Proms, and in New York; the role of the Drum-maker in Jonathan Dove’s Pinocchio at the Guildhall; and several live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3. Highlights during his time at the Royal Academy of Music included the role of Sarastro in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte for the Academy Opera School and performances in the Royal Academy of Music - J.S. Bach: The Cantatas. He joins Monteverdi Choir on its 50th Anniversary tour (2015) and performs as soloist at 50th Anniversary Monteverdi Choir celebrations at Salzburg Festival.
Shipley Shipely is a Classical Opera Company Associate Artist. He is represented by Intermusica worldwide.