Belinda Montgomery graduated in 1997 from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Voice. She later studied with Emma Kirkby and Evelyn Tubb in England and has since established a freelance career in Sydney, where she is particularly active as an early music specialist. Belinda has appeared with various ensembles, most notably the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Salut! Baroque, Concertato, The Sydney Consort and of course, The Marais Project. She has also appeared with contemporary music specialists, Halcyon. Solo engagements have included Bach Cantatas (The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra), Handel’s Dixit Dominus (Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir), Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Faure’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem and Solemn Vespers (Sydney Chamber Choir) and Steve Reich’s Drumming (Synergy Percussion). In March, 2003, she gave the world premiere performance of Andrew Ford’s new song cycle, Learning to Howl, which later won the APRA award for Best Composition in 2004 as well as the Paul Lowin prize for Song Cycle. As both a soloist and chorus member Belinda has performed extensively with Cantillation, directed by Antony Walker, appearing on many of their ABC recordings. She has recorded music for radio broadcast and has appeared on many CDs for the labels Tall Poppies, Walsingham and Celestial Harmonies.
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