Grace Davidson was born in London in 1977 and began her musical career at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where she studied violin and piano. Her singing with the Finchley Children’s Music Group led her to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Albert Hall.
She won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Beatrice Unsworth and Jonathan Papp, gained her Bachelor of Music and postgraduate degrees and was a winner of the Early Music prize. She also reached the finals in both the English Song Competition and the London Handel Competition.
Before her solo debut with Metronome and her album A Portrait, Grace Davidson was a regular consort singer with all of UK’s leading ensembles, such as The English Concert, The Monterverdi Choir, The Gabrieli Consort, Ex Cathedra, Alamire, The Tallis Scholars, I Fagiolini and Tenebrae.
As a soloist specialising in the Renaissance and Baroque periods, Grace Davidson has performed on many of the world’s most prestigious stages - London’s Barbican, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and New York’s Lincoln Center – and worked with famous conductors like Philippe Herreweghe, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Paul McCreesh, Sir Roger Norrington and Iván Fischer.
Grace Davidson’s career is immensely versatile as she has sung for many modern composers in the classical, crossover, pop and film industry. Amongst her most unexpected work you will find the soundtrack of Pirates of the Caribbean and Prometheus, national anthems in the Madjeski Stadium for the England “B” versus Byelrorussia match and Jeffrey Archer’s Christmas party. Grace Davidson is also Eric Whitacre’s soloist of choice and she features on his Grammy Award winning “Light and Gold” 2011 album and “Waternight”.
She has appeared in both television series of Sacred Music, including her singing the Pie Jesu from Faure's Requiem. Grace Davidson took part in performances of Job Talbot’s score Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for the Royal Ballet and was featured on Christian Forshaw’s albums Renouncement and Midwinter.