Rebecca Lowe has a BA in Music from Magdalene College, Cambridge, where she won the Arthur Sale Poetry Prize, and a MA in English Literature and History from Birkbeck College, London.
She has interned at BBC Radio Drama, and used to work as a Conservative Party parliamentary researcher. As a soprano soloist, recent professional engagements have included Mendelssohn's Elijah at the Bowes Museum, Haydn's Theresa Mass, the Rutter Requiem, and a concert performance of Handel and Purcell operatic solos and duets.
She has performed solo recitals in venues such as the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and has studied singing with Charles Brett, Elizabeth Brice, David Wilson-Johnson, and Lynne Dawson. As a conductor, she has directed works including John Blow's Venus and Adonis, Tippett's Five Spirituals, and Handel's Messiah.
She likes Kingsley Amis, Ralph Lauren, the North Cornish coast, and Paul Temple, but dislikes Literary Theory, Henryk Górecki's Totus Tuus, and architectural Brutalism, and is staunchly opposed to euthanasia. She has a particular interest in twentieth century English Song, and the operatic works of Handel, Mozart, Benjamin Britten, Harrison Birtwistle, and increasingly, Richard Strauss.
Her favourite performers include Renée Fleming, Danielle De Niese, the LSO, and John Eliot Gardiner; she enjoys going to Glyndebourne, and Evensong and Benediction at All Saints, Margaret Street, after lunching at La Poule au Pot in SW1.