St Bride's: Music - Naama Liany – mezzo-soprano<br />Catherine Imbert – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Naama Liany – mezzo-soprano
Catherine Imbert – piano

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

Naama Liany – mezzo-soprano<br />Catherine Imbert – pianoNaama Liany – mezzo-soprano<br />Catherine Imbert – piano

D Milhaud

Chansons de négresse

  i. Mon histoire; ii. Abandonée; iii. Sans feu ni lieu

F Poulenc

A sa guitare

F García Lorca

Canciones españolas antiguas

   i. Anda, jaleo; v. Las morillas de Jaén;

vii. El Café de Chinitas; viii. Nana de Sevilla;

vi. Sevillanas del siglo XVIII

Piano - Danses Espagnoles de Granados

J Rodrigo

Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios

  i. Con que la lavare?; ii. Vos me matasteis;

iii. De donde venis, amore?

X Montsalvatge

Canciones Negras

 ii. Punto de habanera; iv. Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito;

v. Canto negro

Naama Liany embarked on her 2017-19 seasons with a worldwide tour of the UNA FOLÍA! recital programme which included performances in New York, Aspen, London, Paris, Madrid, Luxembourg, Delft, Geneva and Brussels. Since her arrival in Europe, Liany has sung in the New Year's Festival, Gstaad; Alcala Clasicos Para Todos Festival (Madrid); De la Musique Avant Toute Chose Festival in Paris; plus the Mezzo solo in Mozart's C minor mass in St Germain En Laye. Other roles and concerts included a young soloist in Lyrique en Mer Music Festival (Belle Ile en Mer, France), the role of Marcelina (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Velbert, Germany and Nei Stemmen concert in Luxembourg. Ms Liany was one of the few singers selected to participate at the Gstaad Vocal Academy (Menuhin Festival) directed by Madame Cecilia Bartoli and Madame Silvana Bazzoni. Other significant collaborations include working with Maestro Alberto Zedda. She was born in Israel, trained in New York City, and currently lives in Paris. While residing in New York, she performed on prestigious stages such as Carnegie Hall, Everson Museum of Art & DiMenna Center; she was soloist with the Bach Society of Columbia University in the Bach Magnificat, and gave a performance of the role of the Innkeeper's Wife from Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen. In Israel, Liany sang the role of the Mayor in Gil Shohat's The Happy Prince among many recitals and solo performances with various ensembles. Ms Liany won the 1st prize in the Buchman-Heiman competition and is a recipient of scholarships from the Ronen Foundation, and the Shlomit Ben-Zvi Foundation.

'She has charmed her audience' - Midi Libre Béziers; 'Heavenly voice' - Yediot Aharonot America; 'One of today's most promising singers' - Jonet.nl

Catherine Imbert studied with Denis Pascal at the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory where she won first prizes in piano and chamber music. She then studied with Aleksandar Madzar at the Köninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels where she graduated with a Master's in Piano with honours. Catherine performs in several ensembles in France and in Europe: as soloist with orchestra, in solo recitals, in duets with violinist Simon Milone and pianist Violaine Debever, and she accompanies singers, including Naama Liany and Raphael Jardin, with whom she reached the finals at the international competition for French Song in Toulouse in 2017. She is also part of Ensemble Artis, a multi-talented music collective that performs in Paris and all over France.

Hailed as 'one of today's most promising singers' by Dutch media site Jonet, Naama Liany has performed in New York, Aspen, London, Paris, Madrid, Luxembourg, Delft, Geneva, and Brussels. Ms Liany won 1st prize in the Buchman-Heiman competition and is a recipient of scholarships from the Ronen Foundation, and the Shlomit Ben-Zvi Foundation.

Catherine Imbert  performs as soloist with orchestra, in solo recitals, in duets with violinist Simon Milone and pianist Violaine Debever, and she accompanies singers, including Naama Liany and Raphael Jardin, with whom she reached the finals at the international competition for French Song in Toulouse in 2017.