Trio Accanto was formed in 1994 and consists of Marcus Weiss (saxophone), Nicolas Hodges (piano, since 2013) and Christian Dierstein (percussion). This group of three soloists bound together by a unique approach to chamber music has been praised for its “mastery” and “world-class interpretations”. The scoring of saxophone, piano and percussion is common in jazz, but was a rarity in classical music (leading to the description “a jazz trio that does not play jazz”) until Trio Accanto turned this situation around, stimulating close to one hundred composers to write new works over the years. Major figures such as Mark Andre, Georges Aperghis, Aldo Clementi, Michael Finnissy, Vinko Globokar, Georg Friedrich Haas, Toshio Hosokawa, Helmut Lachenmann, Brice Pauset, Rolf Riehm, Wolfgang Rihm, Salvatore Sciarrino, Martin Smolka, Christian Wolff and Walter Zimmermann have contributed to the trio’s repertoire, along with a substantial list of younger composers from around the world. A rigorous and increasingly broad-ranging programme of commissions continues, including works by Beat Furrer, Evan Johnson, Misato Mochizuki and Rebecca Saunders.

Trio Accanto has performed at festivals in Donaueschingen, Witten, Darmstadt, Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Freiburg, Huddersfield, Basel and Saarbrücken, as well as at Eclat (Stuttgart), Munich Biennale, Maerzmusik (Berlin), Salzburg Festival, Wien Modern, Tage für Neue Musik (Zurich), and further afield in Madrid, Seville, Chicago, Viitasaari (Finland) and at the Takefu Festival (Japan). The trio’s CD recordings have appeared on Kairos, HatHut, Edition Zeitklang, Assai, Verso and Wergo (Funambules, featuring music by Aperghis, Riehm, Schöllhorn and Prins, and Songs and Poems, featuring Dohmen, Thomalla, Zimmermann, Rihm and Clementi.)

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Daniel Hyde is a versatile musician: a conductor of orchestras and choirs, a world-class organist, a natural leader and a broad-minded academic. Daniel is soon to take up what is arguably the most prestigious post in British choral music; Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge. This position is a nurturing and inspirational role to which he will give himself generously. It is these qualities he brings, in abundance, to all his music-making.

Born in the UK, schooled as a chorister at Durham Cathedral, he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 17 and won the organ scholarship to King’s College, Cambridge, later taking up the position of Director of Music at Jesus College, Cambridge. In 2009, he became Informator Choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was also an Associate Professor. In 2016 Daniel moved to the USA where he is currently Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City.

Increasingly in demand as a choral and orchestral conductor, Daniel has worked with the BBC Singers, the London Bach Choir, Britten Sinfonia, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and City of London Sinfonia amongst others. Most recently in New York he conducted the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys alongside the renowned Orchestra of St Luke’s and New York Baroque Incorporated.

Daniel’s broad-ranging discography can be found on the Opus Arte, Linn, Naxos and EMI and Priory labels.

A phenomenal organist, Daniel has performed throughout the world giving recitals. Whilst his focus is now on conducting and directing he still remains keen to promote the organ particularly in an orchestral setting. He has appeared at the BBC Proms on numerous occasions, and made his solo debut there in 2010, performing Bach’s Canonic Variations at the organ of the Royal Albert Hall.

As an ensemble player he has appeared with Phantasm, the Britten Sinfonia, The Tallis Scholars, Aurora Orchestra, Gabrieli Consort and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields amongst others.

Daniel will succeed Stephen Cleobury as Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge in October 2019.

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After performing in tango grand-maestro Astor Piazzolla’s legendary quintet for over a decade, and appearing on iconic Piazzolla recordings including Tango: Zero Hour, La Camorra and Central Park Concert, Ziegler has led his own groups for over 25 years, refining and re-imagining the bounds of the modern tango tradition.

The Pablo Ziegler Trio was awarded Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2018 for their album, Jazz Tango, marking the first ever nuevo tango release to win a major Grammy. Touring throughout the world with his trio, quartet and mixed ensembles, Ziegler has performed at such esteemed venues as Carnegie Hall, Muziekgebouw, Sydney Opera House, Colon Theatre, Sala Villa-Lobos del Teatro Nacional, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Blue Note, Birdland, Ravenna Festival, Verbier Festival, SFJAZZ, JVC Jazz Festival, Tokyo Jazz Festival, among others.

Recent season highlights include a performance at Lincoln Center Out of Doors on a shared bill with the Paul Taylor Dance Company.  The evening included a set by Ziegler’s quartet – described by The New York Times as “rapturous” – as well as a historic, first-ever collaboration: Taylor’s Piazzolla Caldera with live accompaniment from the Pablo Ziegler Ensemble.  In summer 2012, Ziegler joined violinist Lara St. John at the Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Piazzolla’s historic Central Park Concert of 1987, in which Ziegler also played.  The 2012 concert brought the largest crowd in the 107 year history of the Naumberg Orchestral Concerts series.

In addition to performing with his own groups, Ziegler has been a featured guest soloist with many major orchestras, playing his own compositions as well as the music of Piazzolla with the Colorado Symphony, the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, the Presidential Orchestra of Turkey, the Charleston Symphony, the Metropole Orkest in the Netherlands, and Jazz Sinfonica Orchestra in Brazil.

Pablo Ziegler’s Tango Meets Jazz project – which for over ten years saw an annual week-long residency in New York, starting at the Jazz Standard and later taking residence at Birdland Jazz – paired Ziegler’s quartet with guest artists including Branford Marsalis, Regina Carter, Stefon Harris, Paquito D’Rivera, Kenny Garrett, Joe Locke, Randy Brecker, David Sanchez, Nestor Torres, and others.

Ziegler’s most recent recording, JazzTango with his JazzTango Trio, won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album.  This was the first time nuevo tango won a major Grammy.  Ziegler’s recording, the Latin Grammy-nominated Amsterdam Meets New Tango (Zoho Music 2013), paired his quartet with the Netherlands’ Metropole Orkest, playing his most famous works arranged for jazz orchestra.  His work as music director, arranger and pianist for bass-baritone opera star Erwin Schrott earned an Echo Klassik Award in 2011 for the album Rojotango.  Ziegler’s 2005 release, Bajo Cero, won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Tango Album, and in 2008, his album Buenos Aires Report made the final list of nominees for the same honor.  Other major recordings include 1998’s Tango Romance with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and 1996’s Los Tengueros with Emanual Ax.

Ziegler has been artist-in-residence at major institutions, such as the Latin American Music Center at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and the MusicUnitesUs Intercultural Residency Series at Brandeis University.

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Sincere, versatile and with a curious mind, British conductor Gabriella Teychenné works extensively in both symphonic and operatic settings. She engages in a wide repertoire ranging from early through to contemporary works, and in the 2018-2019 season debuts with the Residentie Orkest The Hague conducting Mozart’s Requiem, and participates in showcases and workshops with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Orchestre de Picardie.

Gabriella is currently engaged as a member of the Equilibrium Young Artists scheme run by Barbara Hannigan, who has described her as possessing a “positive energy and fierce talent [which] were inspiring to me and to the players in the orchestra”. As part of the initiative she works closely alongside Barbara Hannigan, and will this season assist on productions with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Cleveland Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra, preparing works by Bartók, Haydn, Ligeti, Kurtág, Sibelius, Gershwin, Debussy, Schönberg, Mozart and Berg. Additionally she will be assisting at La Monnaie De Munt’s production of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress with the LUDWIG Orchestra.

Since 2017 Gabriella has been mentored by, and worked as assistant conductor to, Vladimir Jurowski at the London Philharmonic Orchestra, both in the UK and on tour to Japan, in repertoire including Magnus Lindberg’s Triumph to Exist (a major new commission performed at a concert commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I), Enescu’s Oedipe, as well as Czech and Russian music. He says of her, “Gabriella Teychenné is not only musical, she is radically passionate about the music. Music means the world to her and her passion is infectious, and as a conductor she can convince others to follow her along this path”.

A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Gabriella was involved in the world premiere staging of Peter Ruzicka’s opera Benjamin at Staatsoper Hamburg in spring 2018.  Over the course of the coming years she will be working extensively with contemporary group Ensemble unitedberlin, and as part of this conduct twelve world premieres alongside German baritone Dietrich Henschel.

Born in England in 1993, Gabriella began her musical studies as a violinist at an early age. As an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge, she read Political Philosophy, following which she pursued a Master’s degree in Violin and Conducting at the Royal College of Music, and an Artist Diploma in Conducting at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. She has been taught in masterclasses by Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi, Colin Metters, and Mark Heron, and is generously supported by Help Musicians UK Foundation.

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Louise Winter was born in Preston, Lancashire, and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. She made her début in 1982 with Glyndebourne Touring Opera as Dorabella Così fan tutte and subsequently sang Tisbe La Cenerentola, Zerlina Don Giovanni, and Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia for the company.

Her most recent roles include Gertrude in Brett Dean’s Hamlet (Glyndebourne on Tour), Marcellina (Royal Opera House), Madame Larina Eugene Onegin (Garsington Opera), Anaide in Leoncavallo’s Zazà (Opera Holland Park), Wife in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek with Music Theatre Wales at the Linbury Studio Theatre and on tour in the UK and Korea, Kabanicha Katya Kabanova (Longborough Festival), Madame de la Haltière Cendrillon and Ragonde Le Comte Ory (Blackheath Concert Halls). She created the role of Susan in Huw Watkins In the Locked Room (a co-production between Music Theatre Wales and Scottish Opera), gave the world premiere of Charlotte Bray’s Out of the Ruins for mezzo-soprano, youth chorus and orchestra at a Gala Concert for the Royal Opera House in February 2015, and recently created the role of Pilar in David Sawyer’s The Skating Rink for Garsington Festival.

Previously she has sung title role Carmen and Marguerite La Damnation de Faust (English National Opera), Olga Eugene Onegin (Royal Opera House/Canadian Opera Company/Glyndebourne Festival Opera), Sesto La clemenza di Tito, Edwige Rodelinda, Pauline Pique Dame (Glyndebourne Festival Opera), Brangäne Tristan und Isolde, Venus Tannhäuser and Lady Macbeth in Ernst Bloch’s Macbeth (Frankfurt), Preziosilla La Forza del Destino (Rouen).

Louise Winter has sung with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle, the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis, the Hallé Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder, the Philharmonia Orchestra under Sir Charles Mackerras, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Carlo Rizzi. She has taken part in many of the BBC Proms over the last decade. As a recitalist she has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, St John’s, Smith Square, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Bath, Belfast and City of London Festivals and at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Her recordings include the complete songs of Frank Bridge for Hyperion, and Haydn Masses under Richard Hickox for Chaconne. Performances on DVD include the Goddess Diana La Calisto conducted by René Jacobs.

Highlights in the 18/19 season have included Governess Pique Dame (Royal Opera House) and Maya in Howard Moody’s Agreed (Glyndebourne). Louise will sing Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro at The Grange Festival this summer.

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Martin Hässler is an alumnus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s prestigious opera programme where he studied with Rudolf Piernay and Janice Chapman. He won second prize at Thomas Quasthoff’s Das Lied – International Song Competition (2011), first prize at Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin – junior (2010), and Best Singer’s Award at the Gerald Moore Competition London (2010).

In 2016 Martin gave his debut at Garsington Opera as Captain in Eugene Onegin followed by Lliam Paterson’s The 8th Door at Scottish Opera and Hans Rotman’s Spiel im Sand at Oper Halle and Oper Magdeburg. Opera appearances at the Guildhall School in 2014/15 included notably Hans Werner Henze’s Ein Landarzt and Phaedra. In 2009 he was a prize winner at Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg and sang Collatinus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with the company. A year later he also appeared as Siegfried in Schumann’s Genoveva at Tonhalle Düsseldorf.

In his 2018-19 season engagements include both Ravel’s L’heure Espagnole (Don Inigo) at Opéra National de Lyon, Verdi’s Nabucco (High priest of Bel – alongside Leo Nucci) in Lyon, and at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Opéra de Vichy, Marius Felix Lange’s Schneewittchen (Zwerg Adi) at Oper Leipzig and his debut in the role of Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte at Nevill Holt Opera. Concert performances include St Matthew Passion with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi at the Duomo di Milano, and the Auditorium di Milano.

As a recitalist Martin has sung at the Berlin Philharmonie, Deutsche Oper Berlin accompanied by Philip Moll, Schloss Herten (Klavierfestival Ruhr) with Graham Johnson, at the Oxford Lieder Festival with Sholto Kynoch and Bengt Forsberg, at LSO St. Luke’s and at the Vienna Musikverein. In 2012 he took part in the BBC’s Schubert Festival accompanied by Graham Johnson. Other recent highlights include his debut at the Wigmore Hall in June 2013, recitals in Paris (Fondation Singer-Polignac), Amsterdam and Schubert’s Winterreise at Milton Court in London.

Concert appearances include Bach’s Passions, Haydn’s The Creation and Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (under Howard Arman) and Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem as well as Mendelssohn’s Elias and Paulus. In December 2012 he gave his debut at the Gewandhaus Leipzig with Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and in 2016 with Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Handel’s Jephtha at Tonhalle Zürich.

Looking further ahead, Martin returns to Opéra de Lyon to sing Ratzekahl Irrelohe, and Oper Leipzig for performances as Monterone Rigoletto. On the concert platform he joins Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi to sing Mahler Rückert Lieder, and sings a recital alongside Christina Gansch as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival 2019, accompanied by pianist and festival Director, Sholto Kynoch.

Artist Website: www.martinhaessler.com

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Pianist Zlata Chochieva first came to international attention with her highly-praised recordings of works by Chopin and Rachmaninov, establishing her as a distinctive voice amongst pianists with a deep affinity with these composers. Hailed by Gramophone as “the possessor of a comprehensive technique who brings an inner glow to every bar”, Zlata Chochieva has been regularly appearing at many prestigious concert halls, most notably at Herkulessaal (Munich), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Philharmonie de Paris, Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Victoria Hall (Geneva), Sala Verdi (Milan), Tivoli Concert Hall (Copenhagen), Casa da Música (Porto), Belem Cultural Center (Lisbon), Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow), Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and Grand Hall of Saint Petersburg Philharmonia.

She has performed with numerous major orchestras, including the Russian National Orchestra, the National Philharmonic of Russia, the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra. Conductors Zlata has enjoyed working with include Mikhail Pletnev, Simon Gaudenz, Terje Mikkelsen, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Tugan Sokhiev and Vladimir Spivakov.

In the 2018/19 season, Zlata will give her Wigmore Hall debut in March 2019, in a programme of Rachmaninov, Chopin, Liszt and Scriabin. She will perform in Moscow with the Svetlanov State Orchestra at Tchaikovsky Hall, and with the National Philharmonic of Russia at Rachmaninov Concert Hall. Furthermore, she has been invited to perform twice in the Serate Musicali series in Milan, having just been appointed its new “Artist in Residence” from 2019/20 for three seasons. She will also give recitals around Russia, the US, and Europe.

Over the years Zlata has acquired many international competition prizes, including Szymanovsky International Competition (Poland), Tivoli Piano Competition (Denmark), Mozart Prize at ARD Competition (Germany), First prizes at Frechilla-Zuloaga Competition (Spain) and Alberto Fano Piano Competition (Italy) and Silver Medal at the First International Piano Competition of Santa Catarina (Brazil), where she was also declared Best Performer of Chopin and Audience Favorite. She has been regularly invited to leading music festivals, including the Miami International Piano Festival, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival (as a Gilmore Rising Star in the 2017-18 season), the «Rarities of Piano Music» in Husum, the Lugano festival «Il Progetto Martha Argerich» and the Lucerne Festival.

Her Chopin Complete Etudes disc for Piano Classics was selected as an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, and included in Gramophone’s list of 10 greatest Chopin recordings: “It is certainly one of the most consistently inspired, masterfully executed and beautiful-sounding versions I can recall.” (Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone). Her 2015 CD of the Complete Etudes-Tableaux of Rachmaninoff has likewise earned critical raves and been nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award.

Zlata was born in Moscow and is now a resident of Salzburg. She first appeared on stage at age 5, and made her debut with an orchestra two years later performing Mozart’s Concerto KV. 453 at the Grand Hall of Moscow State Conservatory. Her teachers have included Mikhail Pletnev at the Central Special Music School and Pavel Nersessian at the Moscow State Conservatory. Subsequently, Chochieva completed two years of postgraduate studies under Professor Jacques Rouvier at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg where she was appointed his assistant in 2013.

Together with Misha Dacic, Zlata established the International Festival at Rachmaninov’s estate in Ivanovka and has been a Co-Director since 2018.

Artist Website: zlatachochieva.com

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British – Indian Tenor Caspar Singh studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Adrian Thompson and Susan Waters. In 2017 he was a finalist in the Franz Schubert Institut Lieder prize competition.

Opera performances include Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, L’Aumônier (cover) in Poulenc Dialogues des Carmélites, Tamino in Mozart The Magic Flute, Young Man (cover) in Martinů Ariane, and chorus Tchaikovsky Iolanta all at GSMD, Amphinomus (cover) in Monteverdi Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria; a co-production between the Royal Opera and the Roundhouse conducted by Christian Curnyn, Man in Daniel Saleeb and Oge Nwosu’s chamber opera Occo’s Eternal Act (as part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition), the Good Robber in Judith Weir’s The Vanishing Bridegroom with British Youth Opera, and chorus roles in Beethoven Fidelio at Longborough Festival Opera and in the UK premier of Jonathan Dove’s  The Monster in the Maze at Barbican Hall with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra.

On the concert platform Caspar has performed Handel Messiah at the Welwyn Festival and with Ramsey Choral Society, Bruckner Te Deum at LSO St. Luke’s, Britten Saint Nicolas with Northwood Choral Society, Haydn Nelson Mass with Hertford Choral Society, Orff Carmina Burana with Ealing Symphony Orchestra, Stainer Crucifixion at All Saints’ Church Chalfont St Peter, Mozart Requiem with the City of London School, Dvořák Mass in D with Genesis Chorale and Bach Easter Oratorio with the Guildhall School Consort. A keen recitalist, his recent performances include Britten Winter Words and Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Schubert Die Schöne Mullerin, and In the Great Dawn, Thomas Bove’s setting of Rupert Brooke’s poem ‘Second Best’.

Caspar was an Alvarez Young Artist for Garsington Opera, where his engagements included Italian Tenor in Strauss Capriccio and chorus roles in Die Zauberflöte and Falstaff. He has sung in masterclasses with Helmut Deutsch, Brigitte Fassbaender, Graham Johnson and Margreet Honig, and has worked with conductors including Douglas Boyd, Asher Fisch, Kirill Petrenko and Joana Mallwitz.

Caspar is a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s Opera Studio, where his roles in the current season include Messenger Il Trovatore, Mainfroid Les Vêpres Siciliennes, Erster Gefangener Fidelio, Giuseppe La Traviata, Almeric Iolanta and Coryphaeus Alceste, alongside concerts and recitals with the Opera Studio and at the Munich Opera Festival. In 2019/20, his engagements with the Bayerische Staatsoper include Hans Abrahamsen’s The Snow Queen (the German première) in which he covers the role of the Prince, Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos as part of the 2020 Hong Kong Arts Festival, Wilhelm Meister in a new production of Mignon, and his role debut as Castor in Rameau’s Castor et Pollux under the baton of Ivor Bolton.

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London-born Elizabeth studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and the National Opera Studio, supported by the Peter Moores Foundation. After completing the ENO Opera Works training programme, she created the role of Ludovina in the premiere of Glyndebourne Festival’s new opera The Yellow Sofa.

Elizabeth made her operatic debut as Mimì in Jonathan Miller’s production of La Bohème at the English National Opera in London (which led to her being named as “Best newcomer in opera in 2010” by The Telegraph). The following year, Elizabeth caused a sensation when she returned to the ENO when she jumped-in on opening night as the Countess in their new production of The Marriage of Figaro, directed by Fiona Shaw, a role which earned her uniformly glowing reviews.

Recently, Elizabeth has established herself as a notable lyrico spinto soprano, singing the title role in Puccini’s Tosca, and the role of Elsa in Wagner’s Lohengrin for Theater Magdeburg, Germany. Elizabeth was also nominated for “Singer of the Year 2013” in OpernWelt magazine for her portrayal of Amelia in Simon Boccangera (for which she stepped in to sing the role again with Sir Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra). Elizabeth sang the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Giorgetta Il Tabarro for the Royal Danish Opera, and recently returned there to make her acclaimed debut in the title role of Madama Butterfly.

Other roles include Magda de Civry La Rondine (Opera Holland Park); Fiordiligi Così fan tutte (Theater Magdeburg; Opera Holland Park), Contessa Le Nozze di Figaro (ENO; Opera Holland Park); Governess The Turn of the Screw (Arcola Theatre); Donna Elvira Don Giovanni (Theater Magdeburg; Bergen National Opera); Bess Porgy and Bess (Royal Danish Opera; Seattle Opera); title role in The Merry Widow (Cape Town Opera); title role in The Iris Murder (Hebrides Ensemble).

As well as a successful Rosenblatt Recital, Elizabeth’s concert appearances have included a Gala Concert with Joseph Calleja recorded for Classic FM, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Esa-Pekka Salonen, Verdi’s Requiem, Britten’s War Requiem, Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with Ryan Wigglesworth, and a live performance of Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder on BBC Radio 3 with Donald Runnicles/BBCSSO. Recently, Elizabeth has recorded Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony with BBCSO, and the role of Eigen in Elgar’s Caractacus for Hyperion, both under the baton of Martyn Brabbins.

Elizabeth won the inaugural Voice of Black Opera Competition / Sir Willard White Award in 2009, and she was the opera nominee for the prestigious Breakthrough Award at the 2013 Times/Sky Arts Southbank Awards.

Recent and future engagements include Elizabeth’s US debut with Seattle Opera as Bess Porgy and Bess, Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (title role), Verdi’s Luisa Miller (title role), and Ellen Orford Peter Grimes.

Artist websitewww.elizabethllewellyn.com

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Hailed as “remarkable” by the Daily Telegraph, British trumpeter Matilda Lloyd is a fast-rising young artist with exceptional poise and musicality. Aged 22, Matilda is captivating audiences with her artistry and communication, her flawless technique and the unique character she brings to each and every work.

In 2014, Matilda was winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass Final, and in 2016, gave her BBC Proms solo debut, performing at London’s Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Philharmonic and Alpesh Chauhan. The following year, Matilda won the Eric Aubier International Trumpet Competition in Rouen, France, an achievement which leads her to an international concert debut in Spring 2019 with l’Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen.

Matilda regularly performs with leading orchestras such as the BBC Concert Orchestra (for BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night) and London Mozart Players. In March 2018, she was chosen to replace Tine Thing Helseth for a celebration of International Women’s Day with the Manchester Camerata under Jessica Cottis.

In May 2018, Matilda received a Hattori Foundation Senior Award and a Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Postgraduate Award. As a Park Lane Group Young Artist, she has performed at prestigious London venues such as St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James’ Piccadilly. In Summer 2018 she made debuts at the Ryedale Festival in Yorkshire and at London’s Wigmore Hall.

Alongside her success as a soloist, Matilda has gained much recognition as an orchestral player. She was Principal Trumpet of the European Union Youth Orchestra in 2016 and 2017, touring Europe under Bernard Haitink, Gianandrea Noseda and Vasily Petrenko. Prior to this, Matilda held the position of Principal Trumpet of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for two years, working with Edward Gardner and receiving critical acclaim for her First Trumpet part in Mahler’s Fifth Symphony at London’s Barbican.

A keen chamber musician, Matilda has led the EUYO Brass Quintet at prestigious engagements such as the opening of the EU Residency Building in Amsterdam and at the Austrian Embassy in London, and the EUYO Brass Dectet in various venues across Europe.

Matilda graduated with a First Class degree in Music from Cambridge University in June 2017 and is currently continuing her studies with a Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London. While studying at the Academy with Mark David, Matilda has also participated in masterclasses with Håkan Hardenberger as a Britten Pears Young Artist, sponsored by the Royal Warrant Holders Association Alan Britten Bursary, and with Eric Aubier, Jeroen Berwaerts and Wim van Hasselt.

Matilda releases her debut album Direct Message on the Orchid Classics Label in October 2018, featuring 20th and 21st century works for trumpet and piano with pianist John Reid.

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