St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Eleanor Janes - soprano, Clare Simmonds - piano

Monday, 2 June at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Eleanor Janes - soprano, Clare Simmonds - piano

Schumann from Liederkreis op. 39

In der Fremde


Fish in the unruffled lakes


The Thought Fox


The Donkey
Tiger, Tiger


The Monk and his Cat
Sure on this Shining Night

Eleanor has recently completed a Masters at Trinity Laban, graduating with distinction, where she was supported by The Greenwich Blue Coat and Newcomen Collet Foundations. Recent operatic engagements include First Lady (Die Zauberflöte) with Weimar Lyric Opera Studio, Zerlina (Don Giovanni) with Co-Opera, Yum Yum (The Mikado) with Park Opera and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) with The London Opera Players.

Whilst at Trinity, Eleanor was a semi-finalist of the Soloist Competition and with pianist Clare Simmonds, a finalist of the Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Competition. The duo performs regular recitals throughout London, most recently at the Royal Naval Chapel and St Martins-within-Ludgate.

Clare performs regularly as a soloist, ensemble pianist and improviser, and enjoys presenting unconventional and contemporary music. Studying with Douglas Finch at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Clare was very highly commended in the college's 2013 John Halford competition, performing Edward Henderson's work, which won the composition prize. As a duo pianist, she attended the 2013 Oxford Lieder Master Course with Eleanor Janes (soprano), and has been a finalist in all Trinity Laban's song competitions from 2012 to the present. In 2013, she received the David Gosling award for excellence in accompaniment work. In September 2014 she begins postgraduate studies in piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.