Music at Bray welcomes the following musicians to
St Michael's Church on May 13th
Anna Patalong has recently completed the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. During her time at the GSMD she was awarded the Maggie Teyte and Miriam Licette Prizes and was a finalist at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, 2010. She has recently been named as Concordia Foundation Young Artist by the Worshipful Company of Musicians and is a proud Samling scholar.
Operatic roles include Countess Ceprano, Rigoletto and Voice of the Dawn, La Rondine for Opera Holland Park; Musetta, La Boheme for BYO, Donizetti’s Rita, Soeur Blanche, Dialogues des Carmélites andthe title role in La Spinalba for GSMD, Susanna, Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera Brava; the title role in Dido and Aeneas and Papagena, The Magic Flute; together with Manon; Ilia, Idomeneo; Nedda, Pagliacci; Asteria, Tamerlano for GSMD Opera Scenes.
A keen recitalist, Anna has performed in concert at many prestigious venues across Britain including the Royal Opera House Crush Room, as guest soloist with the choir of King’s College Cambridge at the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Festival Hall and St. John’s, Smith Square. Recital engagements abroad have featured festivals in Italy and Tel Aviv. Anna has also appeared on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, Hear and Now with a live broadcast from the Barbican of George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children as well as a special operatic broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Current plans for 2012 include a Wigmore Hall recital of French song, Samling masterclass at The Sage in Gateshead, the role of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi for Opera Holland Park, the title role in Cendrillon for Blackheath Halls Opera, and Zerlina Don Giovanni for Mid-Wales Opera.
Anna continues to study with John Evans and is grateful for the support she has received from the Royal Philharmonic Society through a Susan Chilcott Scholarship, the Musician’s Benevolent Fund, Serena Fenwick and The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation.
ELIZABETH ROSSITER - Piano
Pianist Elizabeth Rossiter graduated from the Guildhall Accompaniment Course with Distinction, was Accompaniment Fellow there and last July completed her studies as Associate Trainee at the National Opera Studio. She is the former Fellow in Accompaniment at the RNCM, where she also gained her undergraduate degree as a solo pianist.
She has performed at the Barbican, Wigmore, Bridgewater and Queen Elizabeth Halls, the Purcell Room, the Crush Room of the Royal Opera House, St Martin in the Fields, a Composer Focus Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and at Kings Place.She recently appeared on Radio 3's In Tune and on BBC TV, Granada TV and Channel 4.
She was both a Park Lane Group and a Britten-Pears Young Artist, and competition successes include the Pianists Prize at the Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition, Second Prize in the
Chelsea Schubert Festival Song Duo Prize, and the Queen Mary II Accompaniment Prize at Guildhall. She is also the official accompanist of the National Mozart Singing Competition.
Her studies were supported by an Alan Beurrier Bursary, scholarships from the Guildhall, the MBF, Cordwainers Company, the Worshipful Company of Habidashers, The Music Students Hostel Trust, Tobacco Pipe Makers Salzman Award, the Thomas Wall Trust and Norman and Heike Mims.
She has had regular coaching from Graham Johnson and Iain Burnside and has recently had coaching with Helmut Deutsch, Roger Vignoles, Bengt Forsberg, Sir Thomas Allen, Gerald Finley, Simon Keenlyside, Susan Bullock and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said of her “from the beginning a
remarkable musical talent and sensitive feel for the music showed clearly from Elizabeth Rossiter’s recital…”
Future plans include a recital at the Wigmore Hall in April with Anna Patalong, concerts throughout London, the UK and in continental Europe. In addition to her playing career, Elizabeth very much enjoys teaching, both at the Guildhall and privately.