Jacob Phillips was born in London and raised in Cheshire. As a student at the Royal Academy of Music, under the guidance of Professor Mark Wildman, Matthew Fletcher and Iain Ledingham, he has been the recipient of a number of prizes.
Competitively, he has won the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Society Bursary award and the 2017 Somerset Song Prize’s Most Promising Young Singer. Whilst studying at the academy, Jacob has been generously supported by the Philip Hattey Scholarship and the Josephine Baker Trust.
Highlights of his career to date include Ein Deutsches Requiem (Brahms) in the Chapel of King’s College Cambridge, Nelson Mass (Haydn) in Sheffield Cathedral, Stabat Mater (Dvořák) with Nantwich Choral Society and Messiah (Handel) with The English Baroque Choir.
In opera, he has performed in various capacities: in Orphée aux enfers (Offenbach), Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Pagliacci (Leoncavallo), il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) and as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte (Mozart) with the Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra.