Taylor has completed his Bachelor of Music with first class honours & his Masters of Music under the tutelage of Kristin Darragh & Gina Sanders. He is currently undertaking a Masters of Music in Advanced Opera Studies. Taylor debuted his career at 18 as Le Remendado in Festival Opera’s Production of ‘Carmen’ (2016). He has since performed the roles of Gastone in ‘La Traviata’ for Festival Opera (2018), Spallanzani in The University of Waikato’s Production of ‘Tales of Hoffman’ (2020), and Rinnuccio & Gherardo for The University of Waikato’s production of Gianni Schicchi (2022). He has extensive experience as an oratorio soloist performing with Napier Civic Choir, Cantando Choir, Edgecumbe Choir, Bach Musica, and Scholars Baroque around Aotearoa for the following productions: Handels Messiah,Haydns Creation, Petite Messe Solenell & Durante’s Magnificat.
He placed first in the Dame Malvina Major Foundation Waikato Aria Competition (2022) and more recently placed first in the South Auckland Performing Arts Competition recital and aria as well as gained most points overall for male competitor. Taylor currently is a part of the Te Pae Kōkako Aotearoa New Zealand Studio Artist programme and is also involved in NZ Opera’s production of m(O)rpheus as an ensemble soloist performing in Auckland and Wellington.