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Namrata Shah BA(Hons), MA (Vocal Performance) Namrata grew up in a musical family in Kenya where she sung Hindustani classical at home and Western classical voice as head of choir in school. She gained her BA Hons in Music from Leeds University and completed her MA in Western classical vocal performance at Leeds College of Music, performing in recitals, concerts and operas. She was a member of Leeds Youth Opera and was sponsorship secretary for the Opera Society at Leeds University, where she performed in shows and gala nights as chorus member and soloist. She sung with Leeds Baroque Choir and Leeds Philharmonic Choir. She won the Lieder, French song, British composer and Opera classes in the Wharfedale, Pontefract and York music festivals. She has understudied Countess Almaviva in Leeds College of Music’s production of The Marriage of Figaro and was part of British Youth Opera’s 2011 chorus in London.

Namrata enjoys working in the early years education sector and headed 'Music For Little People' classes for 0–5 year olds in the Leeds area in 2010–2012. This was inspired by work with the Education Departments at Opera North and Glyndebourne Opera House. When she is home in Kenya she works with various musical societies and charities including: Art of Music, Ghetto Classics, Kenya National Youth Orchestra and Opera for School Fees. Namrata taught Western classical voice, music history and theory, and directed opera scenes at KM Music Conservatory, India, founded by the composer A. R. Rahman. In August 2014 she sung the roles of Second Dame and Second Knabe in Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar’s production of Die Zauberflöte. . In late 2014 she will be singing the role of Zerlina in the Opera for School Fees production of Don Giovanni in Kenya.