At Asian Art Advisory we are delighted that client Australian born soprano Jassy Husk is set to make her debut with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in March 2020. Husk has been performing in opera houses and concert halls from the Sydney Opera House to the London Coliseum; across Europe, China and Australia since 2005.
Jassy Husk is an international award-winning, critically acclaimed artist who sings in both classical and popular genres. Her voice has been described by Welsh Tenor Dennis O’Neill CBE as being “outstanding in quality with high levels of musicianship and dramatic insight”. Husk has worked with the opera world luminaries such as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Richard Bonynge Order of Australia CBE, Gerald Martin Moore, and Richard Miller. Her opera performances span Don Giovanni, Fidelio, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Die Fledermaus and more. She has sung the title role in Tosca with Paul Potts, the first winner of Britain’s Got Talent, in 2016.
A recipient of numerous awards, Husk’s accomplishments include the Bel Canto Award Italy, finalist in the McDonald’s Operatic Aria Award, Sydney Opera House; English Opera and Art Song, Sydney Eisteddfod; DJ Mazda Operatic Aria Award, Australia; Thomas Hopkins Vocal Championships; Australian National Association of Singing Teachers; NYIOP International Opera Auditions, Berlin, Komische Oper and a sponsorship by the Tate Memorial Trust, Australia and the Concordia Foundation (UK).
“Magical….She was absolutely brilliant. The quality, the sound, it was just wonderful”…………………Eliza Philips, BBC Radio, September 2019
“Charming and mellifluous voice of Jassy Husk”….. Fiona Maclean, London-unattached.com, September 2019
“Jassy Husk was undoubtedly our favourite performer of the night, showcasing her vocal prowess already in the second aria ‘Alla selva, al prato’ and maintaining that same level of confidence and gusto throughout the night. In particular, Jassy exudes a certain charm each time she steps onstage, be it in song or in acting”…………Bakchormeeboy.com, July 2018
“Jassy Husk provides a touchingly dishevelled Drusilla”……..…Anna Picard, The Independent, April 2011
The agility of Husk’s natural voice have led to effortless strides into avant-garde engagements with electronic dance music group, The Young Punx(2010); Dutch house group, Beatfreakz(2006)and a Europop album(2016). Her edgy musical interpretations then caught the attention of British DJ and international recording artiste, Pete Tong MBE, who featured Husk on his UK No.1 Album Ibiza Classics in 2017. Her collaborations with various artists have seen her work reached the top 10 hit parade in the UK. Husk has also performed on film soundtracks such as The Hobbit and Snow White and the Huntsman.
Husk sings in Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, German and English. In September 2019, she made a personal recording of one of the popular Chinese evergreens ‘The Moon Represents My Heart’ by the late Taiwanese singing icon Teresa Teng in Mandarin. Based in Singapore and the UK, Husk is a versatile performer who believes in inclusivity and immersing herself in the cultural environment that she resides or performs in.
This philosophy has formed the base for an ambitious new collaboration REEF which is about saving the world’s coral reefs. The team hopes the emotional power of music will inspire people to act on climate change. The single Neon City will be launched in 2020, and incorporates actual sound bites from the reef and tonalities used in saving the reef layered with Husk’s voice. In 2021, the 45-minute symphony and contemporary dance work REEF will be staged. The piece echoes her passion for environmental and wildlife conservation. Husk has supported reef regeneration efforts in Southeast Asia
“My classical training is a tool kit that has taken me to where I am today. It provides the platform to expand beyond the boundaries of traditional operatic music opening new avenues of musical interpretation. Living and working in Asia these last few years has opened up exciting opportunities for collaboration across all types of genres and I look forward to working with the talents in this region,” remarked Husk.
In addition to singing, Husk writes poems and lyrics, draws and paints. She runs daily and enjoys being outdoors for inspiration. A firm believer in giving back to the community, she currently teaches singing, as Head of Voice, at the Yale-NUS College, National University of Singapore and adjudicates internationally.
She added, “I am keen to work on productions that speak to contemporary themes. I collaborate with visual artists, poets, and sound artists to produce new, relevant works, which invite audiences to get engaged.”
Concert Information Jassy Husk will be performing with Stephen Layton, Singapore Symphony Children's Choir and Treble Voices of the Singapore Symphony Youth Choir. The evening covers two classics by Fauré, Britten’s Simple Symphony and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s threnody of sorrow for the English composer.
Dates: 27-28 March at 7.30 pm at the Victoria Concert Hall.