Kayla Collingwood



I am a Paris-based mezzo-soprano, originally from New Zealand.

My mission is to share the incredible history, works, and people of classical music with new (and existing!) audiences. 


Beginnings: I completed my training (MMus, Grad. Cert. Theatre Studies) in New Zealand in 2016, where I had been establishing a busy performing and teaching life. The next step was to explore the possibilities overseas and to take charge of developing a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Taking flight: In 2017, I moved to Paris on the au pair programme - studying French and working in childcare. I continued to study singing privately, began networking and performing in France, and became fluent in French. I spent time fostering my dreams and making plans to realise them.

Building: At the end of 2018, I moved to London as a professional nanny. During this time, I really began to build. I knew for sure that singing was to be my primary focus, but I also knew that I had a passion and talent for educating and promoting classical music. I completed a business qualification, developed my first recital in line with my vision, and prepared to re-start my career.

Now: I am a singer, with renewed vision and passion. I am a writer (see WRITING page to learn more), with more experience, skill, and depth. I am a business owner, finally bringing my plans to fruition.

I hope you will join me on this journey! 

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