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The Diary of One Who Disappeared: Toby Spence, Dorottya Láng, Victoria Samek, Julius Drake & Chorus

16 October 2018, 19:30



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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St

With singers from the Royal Academy of Music

Internationally acclaimed tenor Toby Spence and equally renowned pianist Julius Drake perform Janáček’s The Diary of One who Disappeared, one of the great works of the song repertoire. They are joined by Dorottya Láng, who also performs works by Brahms, including his ‘Gyspsy songs’, and alongside these we hear the rare Ríkadla by Janáček for clarinet, female chorus and piano.

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Toby Spence

Toby Spence


An honours graduate and choral scholar from New College, Oxford, Toby Spence studied at the Opera School of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was the winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society 2011 Singer of the Year award. In concert, Toby has sung with the Cleveland Orchestra under Christoph von Dohnanyi, the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Wiener Philharmoniker under Simon Rattle, the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Antonio Pappano, the Rotterdam Philharmonic un... Read Full Biography
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Dorottya Láng

Dorottya Láng


The Hungarian mezzo-soprano Dorottya Láng was born in Budapest in 1986. She began studying singing in 2008 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Prof. Claudia Visca. Since the spring of 2011, she is also coached by Carolyn Hague. Dorottya has participated in master classes with Christa Ludwig, Elisabeth Kuhlman and Susan Manoff. In 2011 she was a finalist in the Hilde Zadek Competition and she won with the pianist Mehrdokht Manavi the third prize in the Wigmore Hall/ Kohn Foundation International Song Competi... Read Full Biography
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Julius Drake

Julius Drake


The pianist Julius Drake lives in London and enjoys an international reputation as one of the finest instrumentalists in his field, collaborating with many of the world’s leading artists, both in recital and on disc. He appears regularly at all the major music centres: the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Munich, Schubertiade and Salzburg Music Festivals; Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Centre, New York; the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and BBC Proms, London. Julius Drake’s many recordings include a widely acclaimed series with Gerald Finley for H... Read Full Biography


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