Deborah Gjeloshaj studied music at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama specialising in voice, under the guidance of David Joyner and coaches Mollie Petrie and Ann Alderson Bevan: also piano under Aida Gavrioliva and recorder under Marion Scott. In 1991 she was awarded the singers prize for outstanding achievement.
In 1991 she went to Cardiff University where she studied a music degree and was vocally coached by Trixi Unsworth and Beate Popperwell. In 1994 she was awarded the David Evans music award.
After graduating she went abroad to Lugano, giving her the opportunity to study voice with James Loomis and Signora Ferrigini from the Milan Conservatoire.
On returning from Italy she has studied with Professor Ava June and Coach Paul Arden-Griffiths (Founder of London Opera Vocal).
In 2007 she was awarded a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music.
As a professional singer Deborah has experience in many different genres of music ranging from musicals to opera. Her operatic roles have included: Gretel in Hansel & Gretel by Hunperdink; Belinda in dido & Aeneas by Purcell; Papagena in The Magic Flute by Mozart; Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Casilda in The Gondeliers, The Plaintif in Trial by Jury all by Gilbert & Sullivan.
Some of her musical roles covered include: Cinderella in Into the Woods by Sondheim; Millie in Seven Brides for seven Brothers by Chaplin & Jean de Paul & Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera by Lloyd Webber.
Deborah performed regularly with Cameo Opera, taking well known operatic numbers around Carluccio restaurants, hotels and other private venues throughout the South East as part of the Opera à tavola series.
As a pianist Deborah has co directed and played three seasons at the ‘Bluetown Criterion Music Hall’. She regularly accompanies singers and other instrumentalists in recitals throughout the United Kingdom.
Deborah has sung with many orchestras and choirs taking soprano solo’s in the Mozart, Brahms, Gounoud Requiems; the solo in Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and sang in the World Premiere of the late John Tavener’s We Shall See Him As He Is at the Royal Albert Hall with Sir John Tavener himself present.
In 2017 Deborah sang as a guest soloist alongside Julia Hwang the violinist and Stephanie Cole the actress with the Bristol Male Voice Choir as part of the charity concert for BRACE in Bristol.
Kitchen Opera Article from the Kent Life Magazine: https://www.pressreader.com/uk/kent-life/20190101/282157882352285
Index Magazine Honours Award: https://www.indexmagazine.co.uk/lifestyle/west-kent-new-year-honours-who-would-you-choose
Review of Bristol concert: https://www.lordltbristol.org.uk/News-Events/BRACE-celebtates-30th-anniversary