In 2013 Stewart Jackson was awarded the annual Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation (UK) Scholarship during his final year in the Royal Academy Opera Programme. He previously had 2 years of Vocal Studies and then 2 years of Opera School. He enjoyed many successes at the Royal Academy – winning the Royal Academy Pavarotti Prize, Flora Neilsen Song Prize, Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize, Oxford Lieder Scholarship and Chelsea Schubert Song Prize.
Stuart has extensive oratorio experience and has performed with the Academy Choir at Chapel Royal, St James’ Palace, and as part of the acclaimed Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series. Stuart subsequently joined the Young Artists programme at Glyndebourne Festival opera and appeared in the production of “Ariadne Aux Naxos”.