Dasha Papysheva is a Russian Soprano currently in her second year at the RNCM, studying with Peter Wilson. A recipient of laureate awards at multiple national Russian competitions, such as the “Silver Voice” (Moscow), “Nightingale” (Vladivostok), she has a wide array of achievements under her belt. At the end of 2015, she was awarded the laureate prize at the international classical singing competition “Opera Idol” held in New Zealand. In December 2015, Dasha received the award of Dorothea Franchi Cup from the Epsom Music Competition held in Auckland, NZ. She was nominated at the “Art Premium People Awards” prize in February 2016, and the following spring won the Grand Prize in the national Russian competition “Russian Spring”, comprising some of the top Russian conservatories and music universties. She is also a soloist in the FEFU choir based in Vladivostok, Russia, which won a gold medal in one of the nominations at the “World Choir Games”, Sochi in July 2016.
During her first year in Manchester, she had the opportunity to be involved in a project curated by RNCM composers, a live installation “Juliet the moon”, first premiered at the Manchester Central Library. In 2017, she collaborated with pianist/composer Aaron Breeze to form the PapyshevaBreezeDuo and are currently preparing their 2018 season consisting of concert series across Manchester.
Highly passionate about recital and concert singing, Dasha enjoys various genres of music. She is fascinated by the exploration of different musical styles, and seeks in integrate it in her creative practice as a performer.