Leanne Fitzgerald, a 25-year-old Mezzo-Soprano, graduated with a Bachelor of Music honors degree from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in 2014. She currently studies with countertenor Stephen Wallace and repetiteur Mairead Hurley.
Leanne is a regular performer as soloist and chorister with a number of different Irish ensembles. As a member of the Irish Youth Chamber Choir under the baton of conductor Greg Beardsell, Leanne appeared with Irish artist Julie Feeney in 2011 and also with English popular band Elbow at Electric Picnic music festival in 2012. Leanne was soloist with IYCC for two consecutive national tours of Ireland and participated in the BBC Proms performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall, London, In 2012/13, Leanne was selected for a choral internship with Chamber Choir Ireland conducted by Paul
In 2015, Leanne joined Irish a cappella vocal ensemble Ardú. She has since performed with the group at the Cork International Choral Festival, St. John Smith Square (London), London A Cappella Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Ardú, with Leanne, have performed on RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ Lyric FM, Dublin City FM and BBC Radio Ulster. Ardú were awarded National Vocal Ensemble Champions at the City of Derry Choral Festival in 2015 and placed as runners-up in the Lyric FM Choirs for Christmas competition 2015. Leanne continues to perform and record with Ardú on a regular basis in Ireland and abroad.
Leanne has also frequently performed as a chorus member for the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Wide Open Opera and Opera Theatre Company and is often a deputy singer for the Christchurch Cathedral Choir, Dublin.