St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Maggie Cooper – soprano, Laetitia Fédérici – piano

Friday, 12 October at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Maggie Cooper – soprano, Laetitia Fédérici – pianoMaggie Cooper – soprano, Laetitia Fédérici – piano

L Bernstein

I hate music

A big Indian and a little Indian

I'm a person too

S Barber

Nocturne

Rain has fallen

Sure on this shining night

I hear an army

C Ives

Feldeinsamkeit

J Brahms

Feldeinsamkeit

Die Mainacht

Wie melodien zieht es mir

Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer

Ständchen

W Walton

3 Songs to Poems by Edith Sitwell

Daphne

Through Gilded Trellises

Old Sir Faulk

Described by The Times as 'captivating' and What's on Stage as having 'a superb voice, magnetic eyes and stage presence to spare' lyric soprano, Maggie Cooper, was born in London and brought up in Oxford. She is a scholarship graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Her most favourite operatic roles include Cio Cio San (Madame Butterfly) for Opera Up Close and Mimi (La Boheme) for Longborough Festival Opera YAP. Oratorio experience includes all the major works, ranging from Vivaldi's Gloria to Orff's Carmina Burana and a Great War Oratorio by contemporary composer Christopher Woods. Notably she performed Mozart's C Minor Mass under the baton of the late Sir David Willcocks. She is frequently asked to perform solo recitals in the UK and abroad - the most prestigious event being the opening of Marsa Zayed at which she had the honour of performing to His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan. In London she has performed at many leading venues including St Paul's Cathedral, St John's Smith Square, King's Place and Twickenham Rugby Stadium.

Laetitia Fédérici studied in France with Muza Rubackyte and at the Conservatoire of Cergy-Pontoise. She graduated with four Gold Medals in piano, chamber music, music theory and analysis. After obtaining a postgraduate diploma in Performance at Trinity College of Music, she studied piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she received a Master's degree in Music Performance. She took part in the Young Songmakers' Almanac with Graham Johnson, and in masterclasses with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. In 2002, she was awarded the first prize (joint) at the Gerald Moore Award for Accompanists in London. She has been one of the official accompanists of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition.

Laetitia has performed widely as an accompanist in Europe in venues such as the Purcell Room, the American Church in Paris, the Festival Colla Voce in Poitiers, France and at Radio Suisse Romande in Geneva. She recorded a CD with violinist Survier Flores in 2016. Future and recent projects include piano trio recitals; a piano four hands recital in Paris; a chamber music project based on Brahms, Clara Schumann and Debussy, combining poetry and music for the festival 'Klassik' in Britanny; a song recital on Schumann's 'Dichterliebe' and Vaughan Williams' 'Songs of Travel' and a tour in China with the Trinity Boys Choir. Laetitia is also volunteering for the Candle Project at St. Christopher's Hospice, using music therapy with bereaved children. She is currently teaching piano at the Russell House School in Otford and at Sevenoaks School.

Described by The Times as 'captivating' and by What's on Stage as having 'a superb voice, magnetic eyes and stage presence to spare', lyric soprano Maggie Cooper was born in London and brought up in Oxford. She is a scholarship graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Her most favourite operatic roles include Cio Cio San (Madame Butterfly) for Opera Up Close and Mimi (La Boheme) for Longborough Festival Opera YAP. She regularly performs solo recitals in the UK and abroad - the most prestigious event being the opening of Marsa Zayed at which she had the honour of performing to His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan. In London she has performed at many leading venues including St Paul's Cathedral, St John's Smith Square and King's Place.

Laetitia Fédérici studied in France with Muza Rubackyte and at the Conservatoire of Cergy-Pontoise. She graduated with four Gold Medals in piano, chamber music, music theory and analysis. After obtaining a postgraduate diploma in Performance at Trinity College of Music, she studied piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she received a Master's degree in Music Performance. In 2002, she was awarded the first prize (joint) at the Gerald Moore Award for Accompanists in London. She has been one of the official accompanists of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. Laetitia has performed as an accompanist in venues such as the Purcell Room, the American Church in Paris and at Radio Suisse Romande in Geneva.