Luke Terence Scott


Luke Terence Scott is a Scottish baritone whom has recently graduated with a Masters of Music in Opera from the Sibelius Academy under the tutelage of Hannu Niemelä. Scott is also an alumni of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Scott’s operatic roles include the world debut of Borys Slykovtich in Uljas Pulkkis’s opera All the Truths We Cannot See performed both in Helsinki and Los Angeles, David L’amico Fritz, Sid Albert Herring, Guglielmo Cosìfan tutte, Ben The Telephone and City Marshall Henry Street Scene. Scott made his debut at Savonlinna Opera festival as Paris in Roméo et Juliette in 2023, and will make his debut as a soloist with the Finnish National Opera in the spring of 2025 in Animal Farm, portraying the role of Mr. Pilkington. Prior to that, in 2024, Luke will perform at the Prague National Theatre for the Opera Nova Festival. In the world premiere of Šimon Voseček's opera Ogres, Luke will sing the baritone solo part.

On the concert and competition stages, Scott was heard at the Palais Garnier in France, where he was a finalist in the 7th edition of the Paris Opera Competition. Familiar in competitions, he has been a finalist in the Havets Röst, Elizabeth Harwood Prize and a semi-finalist in the Vincerò World Singing Competition, Hjördis Schymberg Award and Helsinki Lied. In 2023 Scott won the Audience Prize of the Finnish Wagner Society.

He has sung as a soloist for Savonlinna opera festival, Sinfonia Lahti, Buxton International Festival, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Vaasa City Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra’s CommunityChoir, Helsinki Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Prométhée, and Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Throughout his career so far, Scott has had the pleasure of working with conductors such as Jorma Panula, Markus Lehtinen, Yves Abel, Adrian Kelly, Stephen Barlow, Nicholas Kok, Chloé Dufresne, Clark Rundell, Stephen Barlow and Stephanie Childress.

Scott has participated in Masterclasses with Patrick Fournillier, Jorma Hynninen, Soile Isokoski, Juha Uusitalo, Kevin Murphy, Kamal Khan, Sir Mark Elder, Sir John Tomlinson and Roderick Williams OBE.

Scott is proud to have had his studies and career generously supported by the Finnish National Opera foundation, Taike, the Martin Wegelius Foundation, Selim Eskelin Foundation, Oopperan Kummit RY, Scottish International Education Trust, Caird Trust, the Leverhulme Trust and finally, the Hope Scott Trust.

“Scottish baritone Luke Scott sang abundantly handsomely as David the Rabbi, the opera’s Amorina”

Hannu-Ilari Lampila, Helsingin Sanomat

“Luke Scott’s cheerful and supple voiced Sid”

Hannu-Ilari Lampila, Helsingin Sanomat

“Butcher boy Sid charmingly played by Luke Scott”

Jan Granberg, Huvudstadsbladet

“David the Rabbi was strongly played by Luke Scott in both casts”

Jan Granberg, Huvudstadsbladet

VIDEO: Libera me | Fauré | Luke Terence Scott

Scotbaritone Luke Terence Scott performing the beginning of the Libera me in Fauré’s Requiem. Performed alongside the Vihti Chamber Choir, orchestra formed by members of the Tapiola Sinfonietta and Lohja Sinfonietta. Performed in the 18th Century Vihti Church.