Gemma Summerfield and Sebastian Wybrew first struck accord in 2014 when they met at the Royal College of Music. They take pride in programming exciting pathways through recitals and this has stood them in good stead to launch a career as a duo. Sebastian played for Gemma's first major competition in 2015; the Kathleen Ferrier Awards. On this occasion Summerfield won First Prize and the Loveday Song Prize and duly credits this win to the creativity and flexibility that this partnership allows. Further recognition of their work together came in the form of the Jean Meikle Duo Prize awarded to the pair at the 2017 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. They went on to be finalists in the Concours Musical International de Montreal in May 2018 and you can watch this performance above.
They have continued to work closely together and it has been noted that their bond of friendship breathes a unique 'life' into their performances. Performing together regularly on concert platforms around the UK and across the Globe means that Sebastian and Gemma have a wealth of experience and a long and varied list of repertoire possibilities. This allows them to create new and unique recitals to suit the individualities of venues and audiences.
Concert enquires for the duo can be made through the 'contact' page of this website.