Isabella Shaw, originally from Denver, Colorado, is a mezzosoprano. She has performed as a soloist in international festivals including American Spring (Americké Jaro) and the International Haydn Music Festival (Haydnovy hudební slavnosti) and Musica Figurata. In 2013, she was awarded Early Music America’s Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship, which has funded further education in medieval music performance. Opera performances include the Second Woman in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Spring in The Fairy Queen (Cambridge). Isabella received her training at Trinity College of Music and the University of Cambridge, where she held a Choral Award (Clare College). Isabella has gained further training through workshops and coaching with artists such as Benjamin Bagby, Wolodymyr Smishkewych and Norbert Rodenkirchen of Sequentia, and Mauricio Molina, Claire Piganiol, and José Pizarro, Joel Fredericksen, Julie Hassler, Lorenzo Charoy, and Corina Marti. In addition to co-directing Motus Harmoncius, she has performed with Ensemble Inégal, Musica Florea, and ensemble Philokallia. She currently studies voice with Vitomir Marof and Markéta Cukrová.
Isabella also writes poetry and fiction.