NORTH NORFOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022 - 2023
Sunday 18 December at 3pm
ELIZABETH WATTS soprano
SIMON LEPPER piano
Composers and Their Muses
Elizabeth Watts introduces her new recital programme in Norfolk. It links composers with their muses: –
Debussy (Madame Vasnier & Mary Garden), Wagner (Mathilde Wesendonck), Richard Strauss (Pauline de Ahna, his wife), Martinu (Vitezslava Kaprálová) Britten (Peter Pears)
DEBUSSY Ariettes Oubliées
WAGNER Wesendonck Lieder WWV.91
Richard STRAUSS Four songs including Morgen Op.27
MARTINU Five Songs
Elizabeth Watts is a great favourite in north Norfolk where she last appeared in the 2021 North Norfolk Music Festival. She was born in Norwich where she was a chorister at Norwich Cathedral. She shot to international fame when she won the song prize at the 2007 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition and later as winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award in 2016. Since then, she has sung all over the world in opera, concerts and recitals. She sang at the Proms earlier this summer alongside Benjamin Appl, Another regular guest in Norfolk.
Simon Lepper plays regularly with the world’s leading singers, He has appeared in the last two NNMF Festivals, with Stephan Loges in 2021 and with James Atkinson this summer.
Sunday 15 JANUARY at 3pm
THOMAS KELLY piano
Following his memorable NNMF recital in 2020 and subsequent success in the Leeds International Piano Competition, Thomas Kelly is back to kick off the New Year with a wide-ranging programme of works by RAMEAU, CHABRIER, LISZT, CHOPIN, DEBUSSY and SCRIABIN
Saturday 11 FEBRUARY at 4pm
MORGAN SZYMANSKI guitar
MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH LATIN AMERICA
From the mountains of Mexico to Buenos Aires, classical guitarist Morgan Szymanski embarks on a Southbound musical journey from his home in Mexico to Argentina, with works by PONCE (Mexico) BROUWER (Cuba) LAURO (Venezuela) BARRIOS (Bolivia & Paraguay) VILLA-LOBOS (Brazil) and PIAZZOLLA (Argentina)
Sunday 12 FEBRUARY at 3pm
MEDEA STRING QUARTET
The Polish/British/Italian Medea String Quartet from the Royal College of Music, who we heard all too briefly at an NNMF Friends event in April, will be back to present their first full recital in Norfolk with HAYDN String Quartet in D minor ‘Fifths’, BRITTEN String Quartet No.2 and BEETHOVEN 3rd ‘Razumovsky’.
Saturday 4 MARCH at 4pm
MITSU PIANO TRIO
Pianist Tyler Hay, who gave his first Norfolk recital here at Wells Maltings in June 2021 with a virtuoso performance of Musorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ will return with his Spanish and Japanese colleagues as the well-established Mitsu Trio, with works by SAINT-SAENS, MOZART and MENDELSSOHN
Sunday 5 MARCH at 3pm
LAURA LOLITA PERESIVANA soprano
WILLIAM VANN piano
Latvian soprano Laura Lolita Peresivana, currently at the National Opera Studio in London, won the second prize at the 2022 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and sang with British Youth Opera at Holland Park in the summer.
Together with pianist William Vann their programme will combine song, including a Russian and Latvian selection, as well as some of Laura’s favourite opera arias.
Sunday 30 APRIL at 3pm
DANIEL LEBHARDT piano
Internationally renowned Hungarian pianist, Daniel Lebhardt, returns to Norfolk for the first time since his memorable NNMF début in August 2021 with works by BRAHMS, MENDESSOHN, SCRIABIN, BARTÒK and BEETHOVEN ‘Waldstein Sonata’
The 18th North Norfolk Music Festival will take place Friday 11th - Friday 18th August 2023