I am really excited about my Final Recital Project in Guildhall School of Music and Drama! It's going to be a semi-staged performance of songs from Hugo Wolf 's famous Spanish Songbook cycle mixed with the solo piano music by Albeniz, Granados, Ravel and traditional Spanish dances with castanets. A love story told in songs and dances. Our team includes amazing young singers Fleur Barron and Sean Boylan, movement director Caitlin Fretwell-Walsh, and a professional flamenco dan
David Kilpatrick Pianist Maya Irgalina from Minsk Belarus has been a regular guest at St. Peter’s Burnley. Burnley and Pendle Music Society called a halt to its independence last year and St. Peter’s concerts are trying to extend the life of music in the town by establishing events on Sunday afternoons. Maya was first in line and drew a good attendance. She began with J.S. Bach from his second book of Well-Tempered Clavier, the Prelude and Fugue in E flat. Maya explained that
On the 16th of March a Song Guild concert took place. It was prepared under the guidance of Graham Johnson. Songs by Britten, Polenc, and Brahms were performed by the team students: Harriet Burns, Corinne Cowling, Claire Barnett-Jones, James Way, Sean Boylan with Maya Irgalina and Rebecca Cohen at the piano. Both pianists were awarded the Paul Hamburger prize the end of the recital. Harriet Burns received the singer's award.