December 5th 2009 Concert £7 (£9)
Helen-Jane Howells ~ soprano
Anna Tetsuya ~ piano
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Helen-Jane Howells is a Samling Scholar and also the winner of the 2008 John Warner Competition, Russell Sheppard Vocal Scholarship and the Simon Fletcher Award. Recent concert work has included Schoenberg Brettl Lieder as part of a collaboration with the Philharmonia Orchestra's series "Vienna: City of Dreams"; solo performances in the London Handel Festival (Purcell Come Ye Sons and King Arthur). Other recent performances: a London recital series (Poulenc, Fauré and Strauss); master-classes with Dame Emma Kirkby and Sir Thomas Allen and solo performances at St. James' Piccadilly (Messiah) and St. John's, Smith Square (Bach Cantatas). Upcoming projects include the world premiere at Cadogan Hall of Carson Cooman's Revelations of Divine Love with the London Mozart Players and Royal Holloway Choir; Mozart Requiem; a recital work in the Chichester Festival; Glyndebourne Festival Chorus (Giulio Cesare and The Fairy Queen) and a concert of Purcell and Handel with the renowned Baroque ensemble Florilegium.

Anna Tetsuya graduated from King's College London, and is currently completing her postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music. She performs regularly with Helen-Jane and also with violinist Abigail Dance, and works as repetiteur and Musical Director for various operas.

A mixed programme of Romantic lieder and melodies, folksong and popular arias by
Handel, Britten, Fauré, Gounod, Coates and Copland.

Solo piano items from Anna Tetsuya