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Royal College of Music Recital

21 October 2015, 16:30 - 17:30


This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room

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Gemma Lois Summerfield soprano
Huw Montague Rendall baritone
Ian Tindale piano

A showcase for exceptional students from the Royal College of Music, including Gemma Lois Summerfield, the winner of this year's prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award.


Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Andres Maienlied ('Hexenlied')

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805-1847)

Die Mainacht

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

from Liederkreis, Op. 24

Morgens steh' ich auf und frage
Es treibt mich hin
Ich wandelte unter den bäumen
Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden
Warte, warte wilder Schiffmann

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Drei Lieder der Ophelia

Wie erkenn ich mein Treulieb
Guten Morgen, ’s ist Sankt Valentinstag
Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloß

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)


Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Ich wollt, meine Lieb' ergösse sich
Abschiedslied der Zugvögel
Maiglöckchen und die Blümelein

Artist Portrait

Gemma Lois Summerfield

Gemma Lois Summerfield


At the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Awards Gemma 'swept the board' winning both First Prize and the Song Prize for her performance of Sibelius's 'Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte'. Additional accolades include The Cuthbert Smith Prize in the Lies Askonas Competition 2014, The Governors' Recital Prize for Voice 2013, and The Norma Grieg Prize for French Song 2013, as well as being a finalist in the 2014 Thelma King Award. Gemma Summerfield has completed her studies at the Royal College of Mus... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Huw Montague Rendall

Artist Portrait

Ian Tindale

Ian Tindale


British pianist Ian Tindale has performed across London, the UK and Europe. Recent engagements have included song recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival, Buxton Festival, and Petworth Festival, and he has performed with artists such as Ailish Tynan, Gemma Summerfield, Anna Harvey, Robert Murray and Jess Dandy. Following studies at Selwyn College, Cambridge and the Royal College of Music, London, Ian was awarded the Pianist’s Prize in the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation Song Competition in 2017, and he has been the recipient of acc... Read Full Biography

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