Charity Mapletoft

Charity Mapletoft

During the 2022-23 season, Charity Mapletoft made her Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall solo debut to international critical acclaim, having been offered a series of summer concerts due to her competition success. Since 2021, Charity has won prizes in twenty-three international competitions, more than half of those being first and grand prizes.

Grand and/or First Prize: International Mozart Competition Vienna 2023; London Classical Music Competition 2023; Vivaldi International Music Competition 2022 (First Prize with Excellence Nomination); New York Global Music Competition 2022; American Virtuoso International Music Competition 2022; Las Conchillas International Music Competition Chile 2022; London International Music Competition 2022; Franz Schubert International Music Competition 2022; Trinity International Music Competition 2022 (Gold Medal); World Classical Music Awards 2021 (Grand Prize, and First Prize in the Baroque, Modern and Age 26+ categories); Clara Schumann International Music Competition 2021; OSAKA International Music Competition 2021 (New York Regional Round Chief Executive Award; First Prize nominee).

Second Prize: International BTHVN Wien Music Competition 2022; Amadeus International Music Awards 2022; Birmingham International Music Competition 2022; Chicago International Music Competition 2021; Rising Stars Grand Prix – International Music Competition Berlin 2021.

Third Prize: The North International Music Competition, Stockholm 2021 (qualified for Second Prize); Global Music Awards 2021 (Bronze Medal).

Future 2023 competition semi- and final-performances include: Royale Music Competition; Medici International Music Competition; Elizabeth Music Competition; Manchester International Music Competition; Bach International Music Competition; U. K. International Music Competition and the European Classical Music Awards; as well as gala concert performances for True Arts TV. Postponed engagements due to the pandemic include a recording contract with ALOM Records.

Charity’s operatic roles have encompassed: Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro); Héro (Béatrice et Bénédict); Dido (Dido and Aeneas); Aniku (Brundibár); Minerva (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria); Valencienne (Die Lustige Witwe); Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte); Zerlina (Don Giovanni); Lisette (cover; La Rondine); Melanie (Die Fledermaus); Flora, Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw); Coryphée (Le Martyre de saint Sébastien); Vixen Sharp-Ears (The Cunning Little Vixen); Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte); Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring); Lauretta (cover, Gianni Schicchi); Taumännchen, Sandmännchen (Hänsel und Gretel); Adina (cover, L’elisir d’amore); Bellezza, Semele, Hora Seconda (L’Egisto); among others. As a soloist, she has represented British Youth Opera and sung at such venues as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Usher Hall.

In addition to operatic and concert work, Charity has acted in feature films including Muppets Most Wanted (2014), The Riot Club (2014) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Episode VIII) (2017), as well as taken lead roles in Back for the Future (2022), Track and Trace (2022) and The Female Gaze (2022).

Having obtained the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree while still a teenager, Charity currently holds the following qualifications with distinction: M. Mus.; B. Mus. (Hons.); LRAM; LRSM (voice); DipABRSM (voice); DipABRSM (piano).

She would like to give special thanks to her current sponsors, The Nicholas Boas Trust, as well as acknowledge past sponsorships from the following organisations: Help Musicians UK; the Royal Society of Musicians; the Equity Charitable Trust; the Royal Variety Charity; the Royal Theatrical Trust; the Actors’ Benevolent Fund; the Hope Scott Trust; the Hambleton District Trust; Markson Pianos; and the EMI Music Sound Foundation.

You can find Charity’s 2023 18th Century Music Competition vocal performance here.