St Bride's: Music - Friederike Bieber – soprano, Achinoam Keisar – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Friederike Bieber – soprano, Achinoam Keisar – piano

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

Friederike Bieber – soprano, Achinoam Keisar – pianoFriederike Bieber – soprano, Achinoam Keisar – piano

F Delius

Seven Songs from the Norwegian

1. Twilight fancies

2. Young Venevil

3. Hidden love

E Korngold

Lieder des Abschieds

1. Sterbelied

2. Dies eine kann mein Sehnen nimmer fassen

C Debussy

Ariettes oubliées

1. C'est l'extase langoureuse

5. Green

Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire

2. Harmonie du soir

3. Le jet d'eau

Kurt Weill

Je ne t'aime pas

The German soprano Friederike Bieber graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2017 under the tutelage of Professor Marilyn Rees. She was taught by renowned artists such as Sarah Walker, Eugene Asti, Amanda Roocroft, Simon Lepper, Clive Timms and she participated in masterclasses such as at the Franz Schubert Institute (Austria, 2017). Her repertoire includes opera, operetta, oratorio, German Lieder, French Mélodie and English Art Song.

Friederike has performed opera roles such as Bastienne in Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne in the University of Arts in Szczecin (Poland, 2011); the Fox in Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen (2016); Donna Elvira in opera scenes from Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London, 2017) and Second Witch in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas in a production with the King's College Opera Society (2018). Her performances have taken her to several London venues such as Charlton House, St James's, Sussex Gardens, St Stephen Walbrook as well as recitals in Germany and Poland.

Friederike is a member of the Christian Musicians' Collective, organising classcial music concerts in churches throughout the UK. She has organised various charity concerts to enhance the cultural life of her home region in the North East of Germany.

Born in 1992, the Israeli pianist Achinoam Keisar began her piano studies at the age of nine with Ms Ina Rubin at the Music Center, Ra'anana.  She holds BMus and MMus degrees in piano performance from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance where she studied under the pianists Yaron Rosenthal and Ron Regev. Achinoam is currently studying piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama for her second postgraduate degree with Andrew West and Carole Presland. She has participated in several masterclasses with renowned pianists such as Yefim Bronfman, Murray Perahia, Emanuel Ax and Stephen Kovacevich.

Achinoam performs solo repertoire as well as chamber music and Lieder. Many of her concerts have been broadcast on the Israeli radio station 'Voice of Music'. She has participated in several festivals such as the Académie Internationale d'Eté de Nice (France, 2015) the IKIF (USA, 2016), the Franz Schubert Institute (Austria, 2017) and the Kunstsommer Arnsberg (Germany, 2017). Achinoam graduated from the Edward Aldwell Center, a program for outstanding young pianists at the Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. She is the recipient of several scholarships from the Israel Culture Foundation in the years 2010-2014 and 2016-2018, a full scholarship for outstanding chamber music performance awarded by the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (2010-2012 and 2015) and the Anglo Jewish Association Award (2018-19).

The German soprano Friederike Bieber is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She has performed in opera productions and recitals in London, the UK, Germany and Poland. The Israeli pianist Achinoam Keisar performs solo repertoire, chamber music and Lieder. Her career has taken her internationally to Israel, Germany, France, Austria and USA. She holds a MMus degree in piano performance from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Achinoam is currently studying piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama for her second postgraduate degree.