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Vier Ernste Gesange Op.121
Denn es gehet dem Menschen
Ich wandte mich, und sahe an
O Tod, wie bitter bist du
Wenn ich mit Menschen
Kate Symonds-Joy was educated at Cambridge University, where she graduated with a First Class Music degree from Gonville and Caius College. She then studied on the Royal Academy Opera course with Lillian Watson and Audrey Hyland, graduating with a DipRAM and the Charles Norman Prize. She was the winner of the 2011 Thelma King Vocal Award and was awarded the Basil A Turner Prize for her role Bianca in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia for BYO.
Operatic roles include Mrs Herring in Britten's Albert Herring for Britten Pears in Aldeburgh, Wild Girl in Delius' A Village Romeo and Juliet for Wexford Festival Opera, Britten Noye's Fludde in the Thaxted Festival, Dorabella in Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte for RAO, Koukouli in Chabrier's L'Etoile for Sir John Eliot Gardiner at the Opera Comique Paris, the title role in Bizet's Carmen for Regents and Kentish Opera, Medea in Cavalli's Giasone for RAO conducted by Jane Glover, Ino in Handel's Semele for RAO with Sir Charles Mackerras, and Florence Pike in Britten's Albert Herring for RAO directed by John Copley.
Concert work includes Rutter's Feel the Spirit at the Barbican, Mahler's 2nd Symphony in Cadogan Hall, a recording of Giles Swayne's Stabat Mater for NAXOS, Handel's Messiah with Bordeaux Opera, Berlioz' Nuits d'ete with the Haydn Chamber Orchestra, Mozart's Requiem in Snape Maltings and extracts as Carmen with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir at LSO St Luke's. Recent recitals include the Wigmore Hall as part of the Royal Academy Song Circle and 'Cautionary Tales for the Nice and Naughty' in the 'For Crying out Loud' scheme, Janacek's Diary of One who Disappeared at Kings Place, Ravel's Chansons Madecasses at the Purcell Room, Schumann Lieder with Malcolm Martineau on the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, Berio's Sequenza III in the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and Berio Folksongs with the Psappha Ensemble.
Future projects include Bach with Solomon's Knot in the Aldeburgh Festival, Tryptich: for five solo singers, video and electronics in the Spitalfields Festival, and Verdi's Requiem at the Royal
Peter Foggitt is a composer, pianist, organist and conductor, born in Scotland in 1984. He is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the MBF Accompanist's Prize at the 2013 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, the Pianists' Prize at the Emmy Destinn Awards and First Prize at the Croydon Concerto Competition.
As a solo and ensemble pianist, Peter maintains a busy and diverse schedule: he works with Trio Ischl, Aurora Orchestra and London Contemporary Orchestra, and performs as concerto soloist with orchestras across Britain in repertoire ranging from Handel to Gershwin. He made his Radio 3 debut at 21, playing Rachmaninov's third piano concerto. Future chamber engagements include appearances at St Martin's-in-the-Fields with Rebecca Herman (Mendelssohn and Chopin works for 'cello and piano), in Suffolk with Alexander Baillie (Bridge 'Cello Sonata), and his annual recital at St Mary's, Haddington (Tippett Sonata no.1, Beethoven Waldstein Sonata).
At the organ, Peter appears as soloist (Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, Croydon Symphony Orchestra), recitalist, continuo player, and with choirs (Oxford Voices, Il Suono, Hampstead Parish Church, St Bartholomew the Great) and instrumental ensembles (including the English Symphony Orchestra). He is Director of Music and Organist at All Saints', Putney Common, where he directs the amateur and professional choirs.