William Kyle is just about to complete his final year at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he has been studying with Quentin Hayes. During his college career, he has been highly commended in the Elsie Thurston Prize, the James Oncken Prize and the Alexander Young Prize, and earlier this year he was a finalist in the highly prestigious Frederic Cox Competition. In opera, he has played the Herald in Vaughan-Williams’ The Pilgrim’s Progress and Le Géôlier in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites, and he has recently been cast in the principal role of Edmund Bertram in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park. William is a member of the Kantos Chamber Choir, and regularly sings as a soloist with choirs and choral societies: recent concert performances include Haydn’s Creation with Stokesley Choral Society, Faure’s Requiem with Vocalis in Harrogate and Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Leeds Methodist Choir. Next year, William is to stay on at the RNCM to study for a Master’s Degree in Voice, for which he has been awarded a College Scholarship.