St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Nice Larvina - baritone and Nico Vizoso Chao - piano

Tuesday, 18 November at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Nice Larvina - baritone and Nico Vizoso Chao - pianoNice Larvina - baritone and Nico Vizoso Chao - piano

Puccini

      Questo amor vergogna mia

Verdi

      Per me giunto

Gounod

      Avant se quitter ces Linux

Claude-Michel Schönberg

      Les Miserable

          Empty chairs at empty tables

Gastaldon

      Musica proibita

Korngold

      Die totde stadt

      Meine sehnen meine wahnen

   

Biographies

Nice Vizoso Chao was born in A Coruña (Spain), she started her musical education at the age of 7 with the Armenian teacher Anna Poghosyan. After getting her Professional Conservatory Diploma she started to study in the Superior Conservatory of A Coruña.

Within that time she was also studying in Holland with the teacher Alan Weiss for a year and she got an Erasmus scholarship in the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Brussels to study with Daniel Blumenthal and Hans Ryckelynck. She got her Superior Conservatory Diploma with distinction in 2011 with Alicia González Permuy and in the same year, she obtained a place at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance to do a Master under the guidance of Simon Young.
 
Her interest towards excelling her piano skills allowed her to benefit from the Masterclasses of Levon Hovsepian, Nino Kereselidze, Robert Sugarov, Imre Rohmann, Sergei Yerokin, Alexander Kandelaki, and Piter Bithell.
 
She was also educated as musician in other fields. She was part of the Galician Symphonic choir for years and she performed with conductors such as Jesús López Cobos or Victor Pablo Pérez, among others.

While completing her Piano Degree in Spain Nice gave concerts in the best known venues in different cities such as Madrid, Málaga, Santiago de Compostela, Ferrol, A Coruña, and Vigo.

She is also working as a duo with the violinist Patricia Bento Tomé duo ' Al Gusto') as well as with the singer Nico Laruina.

On the other hand Nice is a devoted piano teacher, who enjoys sharing her experience with young children and adults. She has taught piano privately during her studies in London and Spain.

Nico Larvina was born in Italy in 1981, he showed a clear passion for arts since at very young age studying ballet for 5 years and singing on stage for the first time at they early age of 4.

While studying at the University, Nico decided to also pursue his passion for music by applying to the prestigious conservatory of Perugia in Italy where he studied Opera singing under the guidance of recording Wagnerian Soprano Michela Sburlati. After only 2 years Nico started collaborating with worldwide acclaimed opera conductor Gustave Khun under whom he performed in Lucca (Italy) and Tiroler Festspiel (Austria).

 After graduating with merit from University Nico started a journey around the world that which enabled him to learn 6 languages; followed by a prestigious MBA across France, Spain and UK.

In Madrid he started working on his voice under the guidance of Argentinian Soprano Cristina Carlin who performed during her prestigious career at the Royal Opera House, Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires) and with great Soprano Montserrat Caballé and Tenor Jose Carreras amongst others.

Nico started a new vocal journey with Cypriot Soprano Katerina Mina that brought back his innate passion for music and started building an international repertoire of arias going from Italian Verdi and Puccini to German Korngold to French Gounod and Bizet. While in London he has also started a collaboration with Spanish pianist Nice Vizoso Chao and British pianist Richard Black.