Francesca Burbela graduated from the University of Birmingham with a first class honours in Music in 2021. Whilst at the University of Birmingham, Francesca sang with various vocal ensembles including Birmingham University Singers, UoB Vocal Consort, and the Early Music Vocal Ensemble. She has previously sung with a variety of ensembles across the midlands, and joined the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in 2016. Francesca has toured with choirs and orchestras across Europe, and performed at the BBC Proms with both the Birmingham University Singers and the NYCGB. Francesca is also a member of the 2022-2023 Genesis Sixteen Cohort, run by The Sixteen and the Genesis Foundation, and led by Harry Christophers.
Since graduating, Francesca has pursued a variety of freelance work. Roles include Graduate Music Assistant at Loughborough Schools Foundation from 2021-2022, private teacher of singing, violin, and piano, and a whole class music teacher for Leicester Cathedral’s Dio-Sing project. She loves helping children become enthusiastic about learning music. She recently completed two CD recordings, one with Leicester University Chamber Choir of musical shorts written by Paul Edwards, including two solo items, and the other a Passiontide Cantata by Simon Mold with the Knighton Consort.
Alongside her musical work, Francesca enjoys illustrating and teaches ballet up to Grade 8 standard. During the covid-19 pandemic, Francesca took on the role of Publicity Officer for Leicester University Chamber Choir. She occasionally undertakes freelance videography work and since being appointed Publicity Officer for Leicester MusicFest, she has enjoyed combining her love for art and videography with her passion for promoting wider music education.