37. Alessandro Fisher, William Vann, Navarra Quartet: On Wenlock Edge
21 October 2022, 13:00 - 14:00
This event will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3
Our series of concerts celebrating Vaughan Williams, in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and BBC New Generation Artists, draws to a glorious close with a performance of On Wenlock Edge and the world premiere of a new work, Portraits of the Mind, by Ian Venables, described by Musical Opinion as ‘Britain’s greatest living composer of art songs’.
Commissioned by the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society to mark the 150th birthday of Vaughan Williams, Portraits of the Mind is a companion piece scored for the same forces – tenor, string quartet and piano – as On Wenlock Edge. Renowned tenor Alessandro Fisher, a former Oxford Lieder Young Artist, performs both works with the Navarra Quartet and pianist William Vann.
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The event duration is approximately 1 hour and there will be no interval.
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TenorA member of the BBC’s New Generation Artists Scheme and an Associate Artist of Classical Opera, Alessandro Fisher won First Prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. He read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge, where he was a Choral Scholar at Clare College, furthering his studies at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He made his Salzburg Festival debut in 2018 as Lucano L’Incoronazione di Poppea and his operatic engagements have further included Delmiro / Alindo Hipermestra for Glyndebourne Festival O... Read Full Biography
PianistA multiple-prize winning and critically acclaimed conductor and accompanist, William Vann is equally at home on the podium or at the piano. Gramophone, reviewing Purer than Pearl, Albion Records’ 2016 disc of Vaughan Williams song, reserved “a special word of praise for William Vann’s deft pianism”; his recent revival of Hubert Parry’s oratorio Judith at Royal Festival Hall “was an unalloyed triumph for William Vann…he had complete command of the score and evident belief in the music” (Seen an... Read Full Biography
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