Lunchtime Concert

Trinity Laban Vocalists

THU 29 JUL / 13.05

A vocal performance by Anna Marmion, soprano, Olivia Bell, soprano and Aleksandra Myslek, piano

Richard Strauss Sechs Lieder (Brentano Lieder) Op.68
I. An die Nacht
II. Ich wollt ein Sträußlein binden
III. Säus'le, liebe Myrte!
IV. Als mir dein Lied erklang
V. Amor
VI. Lied der Frauen

Previn I Want Magic, From A Streetcar Named Desire

Handel Rejoice Greatly, From Messiah

Poulenc Les chemins de l’amour

Mueller-Hermann Einen guten Grund hat’s
Mueller-Hermann Der letzte Abend

Ernest Charles When I have sung my songs to you

Anna Marmion (soprano) is an Eva Malpass Scholar at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, studying for her MMus with Sarah Pring. Anna has performed the roles of Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) Lucy & cover for Fan in Thea Musgrave’s A Christmas Carol, Lena in Ana Sokolović’s contemporary chamber opera Svadba, Lucy (Menotti’s The Telephone), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), and Amahl’s Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), as well as Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), and Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) in Trinity Laban Opera Scenes. Anna is also experienced in concert performance and oratorio; recent engagements include the world premiere of Denyer’s The Fish That Became The Sun at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the London Mozart Players. Upcoming performances include Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) for Puzzle Piece Opera.

Olivia Bell is a Kathleen Roberts scholar at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, under Tessa Cahill. She previously read English as senior choral scholar at Queens’ College, Cambridge, where she won the Beaumont Award and the Gilbert Ryle Reading Prize. She was a young artist at Bury Court Opera, where she premiered Mad King Suibhne in conjunction with ENO and with Helios Collective, and took part in workshops with the British Youth Opera. This year she won the Carne competition at Trinity with Levedy and worked in masterclasses with Roderick Williams, Rosalind Plowright, Barbara Hannigan and Ubaldo Fabbri. Recent opera credits include: cover Papagena (The Magic Flute), Oxford Opera; The Lost One Maiden (A Time of Empty Tales), Tete a Tete; Maiden (Fliegende Hollander), Rose Opera; Annina (La Traviata), New Sussex Opera; Yum-Yum (The Mikado), the Witch (Hansel and Gretel), First Lady (the Magic Flute), with Opera Anywhere. Olivia's studies are supported by grants from the Kathleen Trust, Split Infinitive Trust, and the Yorkshire Ladies’ Council of Education and a bursary from Rose opera. She is grateful for the continued support of News UK and The Times.

Aleksandra Myslek started her musical education in Warsaw, Poland. Having won the III International Chopin Competition in Budapest at the age of 16, she was given opportunities to perform extensively in France, Poland, Hungary and Spain. In 2010 Aleksandra received a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Professor Christopher Elton. She went on to pursue a postgraduate degree in performance and research with professor of piano Hamish Milne, which she completed with a distinction for overall outstanding studentship. Since she moved to the UK, she has played recitals, chamber music and concerto performances in halls such as Anvil Basingstoke, Bedford Corn Exchange, Drapers’ Hall, Elgar Room, Duke’s Hall at the Royal Academy of Music and many more. Aleksandra regularly works with singers on both song and opera repertoire; her collaboration with Damian Ganclarski resulted in her becoming a winner of the prestigious Brenda Webb Accompanist Prize in association with the Richard Lewis Award. The cellist Alberto Casadei was her duo partner in the winning performance of the Wilfrid Parry Brahms prize. In addition to her chamber music professors at the Royal Academy of Music, Michael Dussek and Ian Brown, she took advice on ensemble-playing from Ferenc Rados, Maxim Vengerov, Thomas Steinhöfel, Adrian Brendel, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Michel Béroff, György Pauk, James Ehnes and many others. She has been invited to accompany at competitions and festivals, some of which are the Two Moors Festival, Cambridge Strings Academy, Cambridge Summer Music Festival. Aleksandra is now a Live Music Now musician.

St Alfege Church / FREE

Dates and times

This event finished on 29 July 2021.

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