Mae Heydorn is a Mezzo Soprano/Contralto from Sweden and Germany. She was awarded the President’s Prize by Dame Gwyneth Jones at the Wagner Society Singing Competition 2014. This concluded a year of working for Glyndebourne and Grange Park Opera singing the covers of Mrs Grose in The Turn of the Screw and Polina in Pikovaya Dama.
A keen singer of songs and chamber music Mae is the winner of the Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists and she received the first prize in The British Schubert Society’s Song Competition. Mae sings in recital in the Barbican Hall, Cadogan Hall, St Martin in the Fields, the Oxford Lieder Festival, for the British Schubert Society, the Battle Arts and Music Festival and in the Music at Oxford concert series.
She performs with orchestras throughout the country including the Leicester Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Choir, the Isis Ensemble, The English Chamber Orchestra and the Southbank Sinfonia.
Mae studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated with distinction in 2012. The same year she made her solo debut at Glyndebourne Festival Opera as the Woodpecker in The Cunning Little Vixen.
Upcoming roles are Marcellina with Regent Opera and Bianca understudy with Glyndebourne Festival Opera as well as concerts in the UK and abroad.
Mae is a musician and mentor on Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now! scheme bringing classical music to all corners of society.