October 16th 2004 Professional Concert
Martine Grimson soprano
Simon Lepper piano



"Je marche.... Obèisson quand le voix appell" Manon 1884 Massenet
"Frai I pensier" Lucio Silla 1772 Mozart
Ariettes Oubliées words:Verlaine 1903 Debussy
      1) C'est l'extase 2) Il pleure dans mon coeur 3) L'ombre des Arbres  
      4) Chevaux de Bois 5) Green 6) Spleen  
Prelude piano solo   Chopin
Three Preludes piano solo   Gershwin
"Summertime" Porgy and Bess 1935 Gershwin
"O waly waly" (Vol.3 Folk Song Arrangements)   1947 Britten
"Love's Philosophy" words:Shelley 1905 Quilter
"Si, miciamano Mimi" La Boheme 1896 Puccini
"Piangerò" Giulio Cesare 1724 Handel
Ne poj krasavista, pri mne     Rachmaninov
Zdes kho ra sho     Rachmaninov

Martine Grimson was born in Australia and won the Joan Sutherland Vocal Scholarship in 2000. Since joining the Benjamin Britten Opera School, she has given recitals at the Fairfield Hall, the Wigmore Hall and the Harrogate Festival. She has appeared with Emma Kirkby in Bath and performed with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Poulenc's Gloria. She is supported by the Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform.

photo Simon Lepper comes from Kent and studied at King's College, Cambridge. At the Royal Academy, he studied with Dussek, and recently became an Associate. He has appeared as soloist or accompanist at all the major London venues, and at many music festivals, including Brighton, Arundel and Chichester. He is frequently to be heard on BBC Radio3. Recent broadcasts have included recitals with New Generations Artists Sally Matthews and Ailish Tynan (BBC Singer of the World in Cardiff Song Prizewinner) and a performance of Die Schöne Müllerin from Gresford Church, Wales. He is an official accompanist for the BBC Singer of the World in Cardiff.