Charles Stanford's Legacy

Charles Stanford's Legacy

Friday, 24 March 2023, 8.00pm

A beautiful evening of songs by Mahler, Stanford, Holst, Clarke, Bridge, Coleridge-Taylor, Vaughan-Williams, Maconchy and Dring

Claire Barnett- Jones Mezzo and Rebecca Cohen - Piano

Fast becoming of the most sought-after voices on both the operatic stage and the concert platform Claire Barnett-Jones was a Finalist and Winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021. Recent highlights include her role and company debuts as Fricka Die Walküre at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl in Austria, and as Madame Flora The Medium for Oper Frankfurt, singing the role of Dryad in concert performances of Ariadne auf Naxos at the Edinburgh International Festival, and her European concert debut at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethe’s Faust, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

A sought-after collaborative pianist, Rebecca Cohen has appeared in recital alongside some of Britain's finest singers including Joan Rodgers CBE, Benedict Nelson, James Newby, Claire Barnett-Jones, Ema Nikolovska and Harriet Burns at venues including Wigmore Hall, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, National Concert Hall Dublin, Mozarthaus Vienna, Blackheath Halls London and on BBC Radio 3. Awards include finalist in the Das Lied International Song Competition with soprano Nazan Fikret which featured in the BBC documentary ‘Becoming a Lied Singer: Thomas Quasthoff and the art of German Song’, the Lillian Ash French Song prize, the Paul Hamburger Prize for accompaniment awarded by Graham Johnson and the Viola Tunnard Scholarship as a former Britten Pears Artist.

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Published by bethmcninch on 10 March 2023

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