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Creative CV

Updated: Jan 6, 2022

Henry R Pyne's CV


Name: Henry Pyne


Date of Birth: 9/10/1998


Telephone No: 07555 449103



Address: Flat 90, Admiral House, Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 0DP

[Home Address: Lobden, Upper Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6PY]


Studied at Royal Welsh Conservatoire: vocal and operatic studies (this course covers opera, musical theatre and acting)


Living In Lockdown

Lockdown was extremely challenging; however, I was lucky and found a lot of opportunities some of which included: Choir recordings for St Pauls Cathedral, Online sessions with the fantastic Dean John Wilson and his VC8 Pro doing acting through song, collaborations with fellow students to produce two choral videos directed by Thomas Mottershead, A whole season of masterclasses with the National Student Operatic Society and getting to perform for the opera legend Austin Gunn. 


Writing and recording my new monologue making chocolate brownies, Collaborations with Opera North Youth Group, 1 to 1's with Martin Pickard director of opera north, being part of The Choir Of Solidarity Project which can be found on YouTube, Musical Theatre Project Under the Spotlight led by Andy Reiss, west end director and performer, and Katie Leeming also a west end performer and choreographer. Both are now part of the touring production of Beyond the Barricade. I've also recently completed two brilliant masterclass courses conducted by The Actors Warehouse lead by Studio Annelise Bianchini and Director Steven Bowyer. Cast in the roles of Marcellus and Grave Digger 2 Hamlet in London at the tower bridge theatre directed by Gavin McAlinden of which, despite not being able to do the performances due to covid , I attended all rehearsals.


In addition, I have completed a writer’s workshop series with the Almeida Theatre London. These workshops were designed to inspire young black writers and were led by brilliant writers like Daniel Ward, Yolanda Mercy, Lolita Chakrabarti (who’s play HYMN featuring Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani we got to watch) , Rachel De-Lahay. Furthermore, we had Q & A’s with the writers and got to present our own monologues and play/tv script ideas. The Q&A’s were hosted by Abi Falase Creative Producer of HYMN.


I have also attended multiple musical theatre training programmes. Led by the likes of Dean John Wilson who (Played Aladdin in Westend Touring Production) and by Daniel Koek who is currently in Australia’s national touring production of Phantom of the opera as Jeweller and First Phantom Cover, he also was one of the youngest actors to play Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. I attended workshops, 1 to 1’s, q and a’s with west end actors, group masterclasses, showcases for agents and much more. Both provided amazing insights for straight acting, spoken word, breath control, tone, acting through song, belting and runs to name a few. I also am currently waiting for my final few classes with Daniel, who also runs a live west end sessions showcase, before which he picks his students from the course attended to perform.


Recently I have completed a 6 weeklong intensive course and 1 to 1’s with George Gallagher called The Actors Instinct. This course culminated in a showcase which I have recordings of as well and was watched by directors, producers, casting agents and casting directors from all over the USA and London.

In addition, I was recently asked to perform at BEAM2021 at Hackney Empire in London by a Cardiff composer, who saw my performance account on Instagram and asked me a week before the performance, if I would do this paid musical theatre opportunity. Their new musical is called Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake and is streaming at stream.theatre and Broadway OnDemand across the entire USA.


Finally, I have now successfully passed the first round of auditions for the WNO young company's production of Shostakovich’s Cheryomushki and received a recall audition in December.



I'm happy to send videos and links to performances if you like to see. I would also like to highlight the fact that i completed this alongside term time and helping my mother nurse my terminally ill father with cancer. Which due to covid we didn't receive much help due to regulations.


Lockdown was extremely challenging; however, I was lucky and found a lot of opportunities some of which included: Choir recordings for St Pauls Cathedral, Online sessions with the fantastic Dean John Wilson and his VC8 Pro doing acting through song, collaborations with fellow students to produce two choral videos directed by Thomas Mottershead, A whole season of masterclasses with the National Student Operatic Society and getting to perform for the opera legendary performer and director Austin Gunn.  

Writing and recording my new monologue making chocolate brownies, Collaborations with Opera North Youth Group, 1 to 1's with Martin Pickard director of opera north, being part of The Choir Of Solidarity Project which can be found on YouTube, Musical Theatre Project Under the Spotlight led by Andy Reiss, west end director and performer, and Katie Leeming, who's also a west end performer and choreographer.


 Both are now part of the touring production of Beyond the Barricade. I've also recently completed two brilliant masterclass courses conducted by The Actors Warehouse lead by Studio Annelise Bianchini and Director Steven Bowyer. Cast in the roles of Marcellus and Grave Digger 2 Hamlet in London at the tower bridge theatre directed by Gavin Mcalinden of which despite not being able to do the performances due to covid I attended all rehearsals. 

I got into BYO 2020 directed by Stuart Baker.  This was led by Will Kurley and Liz Rowe. This covered all areas of opera singing, acting and character work, German and Italian song , Shakespeare and much more.


In addition, I have completed a writer’s workshop series with the Almeida Theatre London. These workshops were designed to inspire young black writers and were led by brilliant writers like Daniel Ward, Yolanda Mercy, Lolita Chakrabarti (who’s play HYMN featuring Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani we got to watch) , Rachel De-Lahay. Furthermore, we had Q & A’s with the writers and got to present our own monologues and play/tv script ideas. The Q&A’s were hosted by Abi Falase Creative Producer of HYMN.


I have also attended multiple musical theatre training programmes. Led by the likes of Dean John Wilson who (Played Aladdin in Westend Touring Production) and by Daniel Koek who is currently in Australia’s national touring production of Phantom of the opera as Jeweller and First Phantom Cover, he also was one of the youngest actors to play Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. I attended workshops, 1 to 1’s, q and a’s with west end actors, group masterclasses, showcases for agents and much more.

Both provided amazing insights for straight acting, spoken word, breath control, tone, acting through song, belting and runs to name a few. I also am currently waiting for my final few classes with Daniel, who also runs a live west end sessions showcase, before which he picks his best students from the course attended to perform. Previous performers include Kerry Ellis. 



Musical Theatre/Acting Experience:


· Performed at BEAM2021 at Hackney Empire Theatre as part of a new musical called Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling & Wake. This is now streaming on stream. theatre and Broadway OnDemand

· 6 Weeks Intensive the Actors Instinct Course with George Gallagher USA ending in a showcase I have a recording of this also if staff would like to see it.

· Malvern Theatres Young Company: cast member for 5 years appearing in Les Misérables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver! Seussical and Guys & Dolls

· Hereford Gilbert and Sullivan Society: Patience

· Xentricity - Grease Lighting: Courtyard Theatre Hereford

· Filming for 5 months, as a featured supporting artist in series 3 Sex Education!


DBS certificate for work as Tenor Lay Clark at Llandaff Cathedral which involves working with boy and girl choristers.

Choral Scholar at Hereford Cathedral – September 2018 to July 2019 Role in the Cathedral choir principally involves singing 8 services a week with three on a Sunday Eucharist, Choral Matins and Evensong. Additional work with choristers doing chorister lunch supervision on Sundays and helping run theory classes.

Choral scholar at Carlisle Cathedral - September 2017 to July 2018.

· Role in the Cathedral choir principally involves on weekdays singing evensong late afternoon and on Sunday morning eucharist and early afternoon evensong. Also working with choristers and organising chorister tea.

Music Qualifications

· Singing: Recently achieved my ARSM diploma, in which, I received Merit

· Clarinet: Grade 7 (ABRSM Grade 7 merit).

· Violin: Grade 7 (ABRSM Grade 7 pass).

· Music Theory: Grade 6 (ABRSM Grade 6 Pass).

Music Experience - classical

· While at Hereford Sixth Form College I was a Choral Scholar and tenor voice member of the semi-professional Academia Musica, directed by Aryan Arji. Experience included weekly evensong and rehearsals in Hereford Cathedral, performances such as the Bach B minor Mass, and annual tours to Dublin, Belfast, London and Cambridge

· Other experience includes

o Hereford Three Choirs Festival Chorus 2019 performances with The London Philharmonic Orchestra as well as 2 BBC broadcasts with the Three Cathedral

Choirs

o Whilst at Hereford Cathedral I was also fortunate to sing at Bayeux Cemetery for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day broadcast live on BBC Television

o Hereford Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir including the Bernstein Chichester Psalms and The Chilcott Requiem mass and the 300th Anniversary Celebration performance for HRH The Prince of Wales.

o Soloist in the 2017 world premiere in Colwall of Liz Johnson’s Requiem for Aleppo





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