Recognized for her ability to communicate with an audience, soprano Lauren Margison is making her mark as a young artist of note. An Alumna of both the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio and the prestigious Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal, she is also laureate of Jeune Ambassadrice Lyrique and is the youngest finalist to appear in the highly competitive Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Vocal Competition. A finalist and prizewinner in the 2017 George London Foundation Awards, Lauren went on to take first prize in the 2018 competition. She appeared as Mimi in a special presentation of La Boheme with Artists of the COC Ensemble at The Four Seasons Centre and was featured in the COC’s searing production of Strauss’ Elektra. She debuted the role of Micaëla in Carmen for the Brott Music Festival in Hamilton and was scheduled for the role at Pacific Opera Victoria, performances put on hold owing to the Coronavirus pandemic. A semi-finalist in the Glyndebourne Opera Cup competition in March 2020, Lauren’s appearance in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 marks her debut with l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec. Further credits include Clorinda In la Cenerentola and Soeur Mathilde in Dialogues des Carmélites for Opéra de Montréal and appearances with the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Cincinnati Pops, Hannaford Street Sliver Band, Highlands Opera Studio, Choeur de Laval, and the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival.