Louis Hurley studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Project by Louis Hurley

Based in Perth, WA

Louis has accepted a scholarship to study in the Guildhall School's prestigious Artist Masters Program over 2 years.

Louis will relocate to London where he will continue his studies (recently graduating from WAAPA) to pursue a performance career specialising in opera and art song. The two year course offered by the Guildhall has proven to be one of the most beneficial opportunities available for emerging professionals on a global scale, with graduates consistently finding themselves in burgeoning performance careers around the world.

Louis Hurley is a tenor from Perth, Western Australia. He completed his Bachelor of Music and Graduate Diploma of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), majoring in Classical Performance and Opera.

During his time at WAAPA, Louis performed in productions of Handel’s Acis & Galatea (Acis) and Ibert’s Angelique (The Englishman) as well as Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Starveling). He also performed the titular role in WAAPA’s production of Britten’s comic opera Albert Herring, and was part of the world premiere of Guy Noble’s Opera! The Opera as Radames.

Louis Hurley was a finalist for the Helen Court Prize for WAAPA’s Young Performer of the Year in 2015 and was awarded the inaugural Stacey Scholarship as well as Art Song Perth’s Evelyn and Ralph Thompson Scholarship in 2016. He accepted a Scholarship to study in the Guildhall Artist Masters programme at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and will start in September 2017.

In the meantime Louis is performing for West Australian Opera as part of the West Australian Opera Chorus. Louis has performed in masterclasses with artists such as Graham Pushee, Richard Gill, Merlyn Quaife, Stuart Stratford, Mary King, Dr Graham Johnson and Dame Felicity Lott.

Arts Initiative Australia will help Louis by developing and managing a viable innovative philanthropy schedule and support him in approaching foundations and funding bodies for grants. In total Louis requires a further $60,000 over 2 years to cover course and living costs (in addition to the significant scholarship he has already been awarded).

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Andrew Batt-Rawden