St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Marianne Anderson - mezzo soprano, Angela Bonetti-Wright - viola, Simon Marlow - piano

Tuesday, 17 June at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Marianne Anderson - mezzo soprano, Angela Bonetti-Wright - viola, Simon Marlow - pianoMarianne Anderson - mezzo soprano, Angela Bonetti-Wright - viola, Simon Marlow - pianoMarianne Anderson - mezzo soprano, Angela Bonetti-Wright - viola, Simon Marlow - piano

Grieg  

   Haugtussa» op.67
      Det Syng
      Møte
      Elsk
      Killingdans

Brahms

    Zwei Gesänge op. 91 (for alto, piano, viola)
      Gestillte Sehnsucht
      Geistliches Wiegenlied

Poulenc

    Métamorphoses
      Reine des Mouettes
      C'est ainsi que tu es
      Paganini

Biography

Marianne Anderson sang the role of Hélène in Lili Boulanger Faust et Hélène with conductor Rolf Gupta and Kristiansand Symphony orchestra earlier this year. She was immediately invited back to sing in Beethoven`s 9th symphony and Bach`s Christmas Oratorio conducted by Nicholas Kraemer. In 2011 she sang the title role of Carmen at Fort Fredriksten in Halden. The same year she made her debut at the new opera house in Oslo in Rigoletto and sang the role Mama Lucia in Cavalleria Rusticana at Oscarsborg Opera. She sang the Witch in Hansel and Gretl in Sandefjord and held numerous concerts, also in Malta.

Marianne received her vocal training in London at The Royal Academy of Music, where she graduated with the highest honours given by HRH Princess Diana, and at The National Opera Studio. Her voice teachers include Ileana Cotrubas, Vera Rozsa, Viorica Cortez, Kari Frisell and Ingrid Bjoner. In 1995 she made her debut recital in the Oslo University Hall with pianist Einar Steen-Nøkleberg.

Marianne has sung in New York, London, Barcelona, Lyon, Budapest, Reykjavik and Slovenia and has been guest soloist at festivals such as MITO Milano Torino, the Israel Festival in Jerusalem, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Buxton and Cheltenham Festivals in England, the Bergen Festival, St. Olav Festival in Trondheim, the Norwegian chamber music festivals and the Ultima Festival in Oslo. She has sung with the Norwegian State Opera, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera Vest, Music Theatre Wales, and at the state theatres of Darmstadt, Wiesbaden and Oldenburg.

Angela Bonetti-Wright was born in New Zealand Angela came from a musical background, studying at the Conservatoire of music in Sydney Australia with Robert Pikler.

She started her professional career at the age of seventeen and by twenty one had joined the BBC national orchestra of Wales becoming the sub principal, soon after. Moving to London she joined the BBC Concert orchestra and then the London Philharmonic. She has also played regularly with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, City of London Sinfonia and many of the country's leading orchestras and ensembles.

Angela is a sought-after teacher having a vibrant teaching practice, she has taught in many schools and at the Junior Royal Academy of Music. She also found time to form the New Forest Orchestras for children and adults.

Angela is currently a member of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Simon Marlow enjoys a busy career with frequent concert appearances in Britain and many other European countries as well as performances in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Sri Lanka and Iceland. He has appeared with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, broadcasted and made several recordings. Simon has worked for many years with the Medici Quartet violist, Ivo-Jan van der Werff with whom he has toured and recorded - most recently a disc of Britten's Lachrymae and the Shostakovich Sonata. Simon has also established a recital and recording partnership with the violinist Shulah Oliver, with a particular emphasis on the many marvellous works by English composers for violin and piano. Last year Simon took part in a Dutch project to perform and record music composed by Nietzsche which also included works by other composer who were inspired by his philosophy. In addition to his musical interests, Simon worked for ten years with the Lucis Trust, an educational charity, and has made (for his sins!) several forays into local politics.