Flora York Skinner
Flora York Skinner was born into a musical family and has for most of her life lived in mid Wales where she is closely associaited with local musical life. Flora graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a II:i and studied for her postgraduate diploma at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she was taught by Alwyn Mellor, Angela Livingstone and Michael Pollock.

Flora is a versatile artist. Her operatic roles include Maurya 'Riders to the Sea',
Dido 'Dido and Aeneas, Night'Faery Queen', Jack's Mother 'Into the Woods', 'Leonora 'La Favorita', and;Emilia 'Otello'. Her concert repertoire includes the Bach Passions, Cantatas, Easter Oratorio and Magnificat; Berlioz 'Les Nuits d'Eté; Beethoven Mass in C; Brahms 'Alto Rhapsody'; Durufle Requiem; Elgar:The Music Makers, Sea Pictures and The Dream of Gerontius; Haendel Messiah; Hayden Masses; Mozart Requiem and Schumann Frauenliebe und leben. Flora is also well known as a recitalist, having given concerts at home in Wales, on Bermuda and on tour throughout the US.
Flora was a finalist in the Susan Chilcott scholarships and has been the recipient of the Dame Shirley Bassey Scholarship, the Jenkin Phillips Memorial Award and the Sir Geraint Evans Scholarship.