Faryl Smith is a soprano whose performance repertoire includes opera, classical and classical crossover. Her diverse concerts draw a wide range of audiences, and she particularly enjoys introducing new audiences to classical music. Faryl has released two albums with Decca Records both in the UK and the US and works frequently with many different charities. Her first album became the fastest-selling classical debut album in chart history. Faryl also become the only classical star to receive a Gold Disc with their debut album within the first week of release.
Faryl started her career at the age of 12 on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent. Her success at a very young age created many exciting opportunities to perform both nationally and internationally.
Faryl has performed for HRH the Queen several times during her career, at the Epsom Derby, the Festival of Remembrance and The Royal Variety Performance. Faryl had the honour of singing in front of HRH Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex, at the Duke of Edinburgh Cup prize giving dinner and also at the Prince’s Trust Butterfly Ball, both at Windsor Castle. Faryl was honoured to have been invited to sing for Anne, Princess Royal at The Tower of London.
Faryl was privileged to perform with Jose Carreras at Hampton Court Palace and has also shared a stage with Placido Domingo, Jonas Kaufmann and Angela Gheorghiu performing at the 2009 Classical Brit Awards.
In 2010 Faryl was nominated for a Classical Brit Award in both categories for Best Album and Young Performer, the youngest ever performer to be nominated for two classical awards. Faryl was also awarded a Silver Clef Nordoff Robbins Classical award, the youngest ever to be awarded. Faryl’s achievements encouraged many young people to appreciate classical music. She was then invited to the Royal Academy of Music by Gareth Malone to help inspire children to learn more about classical music, which was aired on BBC 2.
Faryl is an ambassador for The Llangollen International Eisteddfod, Beryl Thyer Memorial Africa Trust and Abigail's Footsteps charity. She has also worked with many charitable organisations, including Great Ormond Street Hospital, Help the Heroes, The Sick Children’s Trust, Asthma UK, Teenage Cancer Trust, Barnardo's Children’s Charity, Cervical Cancer Research UK, Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Faryl regularly performs the National Anthem at many different sporting events at Twickenham, Wimbledon and Wembley. She has performed several times at the FA Cup Final in front of an estimated 8 million viewers and also the Six Nations Rugby games. Due to her experience Faryl had the honour of being on a judging panel auditioning hundreds of people for one lucky person to sing the National Anthem at Wembley for the RFL Challenge Cup Final 2017. Faryl was honoured to be the first National Anthem singer invited back to perform at Wembley Stadium since the coronavirus pandemic ahead of the EFL Sky Bet Play off Finals.
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Faryl has had the privilege of singing at The Royal Albert Hall several times and regularly performs in theatres around the country. Faryl toured theatres with The International Harp Ensemble, the tour was called 'The Magic of a Thousand Strings' and Faryl sang a wide range of music. Corporate events have also enabled Faryl to work internationally. She was invited to Brussels to sing for the European Associations Awards. Has performed several times in Dubai at the Global Retail Awards and in The Dubai Opera House..