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THEO

  • Cambridge University: Music 2:1

  • Harrow: A-Levels: Music A*, Art A*, History of Art A

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

Theo studied at Harrow School and the University of Cambridge, where he graduated with a BA in Music from St John’s College in 2016. During his gap year (2012-13) he was part of the Learning Assistance team at Christ Church Cathedral School, Oxford where he was responsible for working 1:1 with children facing learning difficulties, most often Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). These children were aged between 10 and 13, working towards their 11+ and 13+ examinations.

Whilst at Cambridge, Theo sang in the renowned Choir of St John’s College, regularly touring internationally and broadcasting live on radio and television, including the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in France and the lying in state of Lee Kuan Yew.

More recently, Theo has made the transition to opera. He currently studies on the Opera Course at the Royal College of Music and has played the roles of Bottom in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dr Malatesta in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, and the title role in Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky). In November 2017 he created the role of Johannes Kepler in the world premier of Kepler’s Trial which was staged as part of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s exhibition, ‘Opera: Passion, Power and Politics’.

Aside from music, Theo has an enthusiasm for painting, which has led to several exhibitions of his landscapes. He is also a keen runner and squash player.

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

Theo has been a mentor with Oppidan since May 2017, mainly helping with 11+ preparations (interview practice, English, Maths, debating, poetry, art appreciation, etc.), Music, and GSCE Religious Studies.

Testimonials 

"He was fabulous, thank you!" Mother of GCSE Student, April 2018 

"You can take direct credit and huge pride in what you have done for B, not only in achieving this stellar set of results (in his words, the best he could possibly have hoped to achieve) but also in a huge course correction of his perception about what he is capable of academically. This will be life-changing for him. Thank you for your belief in B and the personal care you all put in to helping him achieve his true potential, despite the fact that the system and circumstances were not in his favour." Mother of GCSE student, August 2018