British baritone Hugo Herman-Wilson was born in London and read Theology at the University of Cambridge, where he held a choral scholarship at King’s College. He is currently an RCM Awards Holder supported by the Aldama scholarship at the Royal College of Music studying with Dinah Harris, generously supported by the Josephine Baker Trust and the Help Musicians UK Maidment Award.
Hugo is passionate about song singing, and whilst at Cambridge worked regularly with the pianist Joseph Middleton. In 2017 he was a Britten-Pears Young Artist, as well as being awarded the Audience Prize at the Somserset Song Prize and reaching the final of the Lies Askonas Competition. In 2018 he was also a finalist in the RCM's English Song Competition. He has participated in masterclasses with Andreas Scholl, Ann Murray, Malcolm Martineau, Roger Vignoles, Brindley Sherratt and Sir Thomas Allen.
Recent solo highlights include Second Officer/Blazes The Lighthouse (RCM International Opera School), Peter Quince A Midsummer Night's Dream (RCMIOS), Leporello Don Giovanni (Cover, British Youth Opera), Polifemo Acis and Galatea (RCM/Lawrence Zazzo), Il Commendatore Don Giovanni (Cambridge University Opera Society), Ping/Mandarin Turandot (Choir 2000), The Protector, Written on Skin, Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sir Joseph Porter HMS Pinafore, Sid Albert Herring, Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte and The Count The Marriage of Figaro (RCMIOS Scenes), Bach B Minor Mass (Guildford Choral Society/Wilcocks), Handel’s Messiah (St John’s, Smith Square/Heason), Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Brahms’ Requiem (Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Cleobury) and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music (Buckingham Palace/Wilson). Contemporary and collaborative projects include threads, a short opera combining music by Stephane Crayton, dance, theatre and Monteverdi; Free // Falling, an electroacoustic piece for solo voice by Matthew Lomax; and We the People, a satirical piece for voice and piano by Stella Fiorenzoli with libretto by Donald Trump.