Hazel was born and raised in Glasgow. A skilled opera singer with excellent technique as well as acting ability, Hazel studied at the Royal College of Music in London before returning to Scotland to study at the Royal Conservatoire. She graduated with a first class honours and continued her studies with a masters in performance.
Hazel was chosen to represent the Conservatoire in the Maggie Teyte/Miriam Lycette competition, and successfully auditioned for the MBF awards. Her instinctive creativity earned her roles in productions with the RCS and the Scottish Opera. Through hard work and dedication she went on to earn a place on the MMus in Opera at the RCS.
The journey to becoming an opera singer is a long one, and the MMus offered Hazel the training she needed to prepare herself for professional performance. The course provided the opportunity to develop her skills as a performer and also as a teacher.
How the Award Helped
Hazel received a Dewar Award to support her studies on the MMus at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.