Maisie is an experienced soprano based in London, UK, and performs as a soloist and chorister across the country and internationally.
Maisie was a member of the Genesis Sixteen scheme in 2017-18, and a Choral Scholar at St Martin-in-the-Fields 2018-19. Maisie is now a regular soprano with their professional ensemble St Martin's Voices. She deputises regularly across London, including at Royal Hospital Chelsea, the Tower of London and St Stephen Gloucester Road. She is also an experienced session singer, working on soundtracks for programmes such as the highly acclaimed BBC comedy Fleabag, as well as recordings with London Contemporary Voices. She has performed at numerous high-profile events, including as the Anthem Singer at the Varsity Rugby Match in Twickenham in 2015, and at the funeral of Professor Stephen Hawking in 2018. Maisie is a soprano with close harmony group the Chetwynd Consort and has performed with ensembles such as the Armonico Consort, the Sixteen, the Carice Singers, Vox Luna and as a soprano soloist for Stanmore Choral Society. Maisie performs regular solo recitals around London.
After studying voice and clarinet at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music and singing with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Maisie studied Music at Christ's College, Cambridge, where she was an academic and choral scholar under Professor David Rowland. She won the Charles Blackham Memorial Competition 2017 for a vocal recital of Schumann, Chausson and Holst, the Sir Ian McFarlane Award for Excellence for academic, personal and extracurricular achievements, and the Canon Greville Cooke Prize for First Class Results in Music. Maisie continued her studies to MPhil level, graduating with Distinction in 2018 and singing in the choir of Gonville and Caius College under Dr Geoffrey Webber. As a choral scholar she toured extensively, to Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, America, Canada and the US.
Maisie has achieved significant success as an academic musician. An abridged version of her undergraduate dissertation won the Andrew Goodwin Memorial Prize in 2018, exploring Lauryn Hill's 'Doo Wop (That Thing)'; you can find out more about the prize and read Maisie's winning essay here. Her MPhil research focused primarily on British female rap and hip-hop, and her additional work explored the presentation of gender through music in film, klezmer music in post-war Europe, and the music of Bob Dylan during the Cold War. Continuing her interest in research and writing, Maisie combines her busy singing career with policy work in the charity sector through working at ACEVO, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.