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Founding member Irmin Schmidt premieres an orchestral reinterpretation of classic Can material alongside new work with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Laying the foundations of what came to be known as Krautrock, Can became one of the most influential avant-
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EXAUDI; James Weeks director
Since its formation 15 years ago, EXAUDI has expanded the boundaries of repertoire for vocal ensemble and explored compelling combinations of contemporary and early repertoire.
Saturday 1 April 7.30pm
The clarity and focus of the ensemble’s sound, produced by outstanding individual singers performing as chamber musicians, ideally suits its immersion here in two of Monteverdi’s most expressive madrigals and works by two Franco-
Bernarda Fink mezzo-
Schubert, Haydn and Dvořák
Thursday 6 April 7.30pm
Prisma Wien, founded in 2006 as a flexible ensemble dedicated to playfulness, truth and vision, makes its Wigmore Hall debut under the direction of violinist Thomas Fheodoroff. Their programme is cut from rich material, complete with Haydn’s dramatic scena Arianna a Naxos and Dvořák’s Biblical Songs performed by Wigmore Hall favourite Bernarda Fink.
Alexander Melnikov piano -
Wednesday 5 April 7.30pm
Debussy rose from a humble family to become one of the greatest of all French composers, dubbed by the writer and poet Gabriele D’Annunzio as ‘Claude de France’. His two books of Préludes for piano reflect their creator’s openness to visual and literary imagery, and his uncanny ability to conjure soundscapes from the keyboard.
Ivan Magrì, the second singer of the Wigmore Hall season to have studied under Luciano Pavarotti, is known for his fresh, light tenor, and has won a number of European singing competitions.
Born in Cantania, Sicily, Ivan Magri first studied voice with Domenica Monti and eventually received a diploma with full marks from the Conservatorio Giussepe Verdi, where he studied with Giovanni Canetti and Wilma Borelli.
Leading British baritone Roderick Williams and distinguished pianist Roger Vignoles have recorded Brahms’ only song cycle, Romanzen aus die schöne Magelone in two versions.
The songs follow the narrative a novella by Ludwig Tick (1993-
Talking about Gabriella Cohen requires a new adjective: when she tells you about a guitar tone she likes, an organ sound she’s looking for, or the opening bars of The Velvet Underground’s ‘I Found a Reason’, she might tell you these things sound ‘pink’.
She’s not describing a synesthetic or aesthetic connection with the colour — instead, it’s an adjective she’s coined, all her own.
Welsh Mezzo Soprano Samantha Price initially graduated with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in speech and language therapy from Reading University in 2009.
Studying under Janet Price and coached by Michael Pollock, Sam graduated from the MA Opera Performance course with distinction in July 2012. This was made possible by the generous support of the Dame Shirley Bassey scholarship
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The Stoller Hall is part of Chetham’s School of Music, the UK’s largest specialist music school and the only one based in the north of England.
Running through The Stoller Hall’s work will be the ethos of learning, collaboration and exchange which have come to epitomise Chetham’s unique identity as a School, a body of performers and now as a world-
A dynamic Outreach programme already includes community productions uniting hundreds of performers onstage, professional masterclasses by leading national and international artists, as well as talks and workshops designed to enhance the performance programme.