“Sparkling Swedish soprano” Johanna Wallroth was thrust into the limelight in 2019 when she took First Prize in the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition. She has subsequently joined the Opernstudio of Wiener Staatsoper for two seasons and was the recent recipient of the 2021 Birgit Nilsson Scholarship. Originally trained in ballet, Wallroth shifted her principle focus to voice, going on to graduate from Vienna’s Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (MDW). She made her operatic debut in 2013, as Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro) at Ulriksdal Palace Theatre, Stockholm, and subsequently appeared as Eurydice (Orfeo ed Eurydice) at MDW, Despina (Così fan tutte), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) at Vienna’s Schlosstheater Schönbrunn and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at Moscow’s Gnesin Academy. She has ssung Ismene in Telemann’s Orpheus at Vadstena Castle and performed Sandmännchen and Taumännchen (Hänsel und Gretel) at Norrlandsoperan, Umeå.
Recognised at the highest international level as one of the UK’s leading accompanists, he has performed worldwide alongside the world’s greatest singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Florian Boesch, Elīna Garanča, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Sir Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Dame Felicity Lott, Anne Sofie von Otter, and Sonya Yoncheva. He has appeared at the world’s principal venues including Barbican Centre, Berlin State Opera, Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Mariinsky Theatre, Metropolitan Opera, Munich Opera, Paris Opera, Royal Opera House, La Scala, Teatro Real, Salzburg Mozarteum, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Musikverein and Wigmore Hall, amongst others. Malcolm is a Professor of piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music and an Honorary Doctor and International Fellow of Accompaniment at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.