7:30 pm - 9:20 pm
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Cochran Hall 63 Castledykes Road Kirkcudbright DG6 4AW
ABSOLUTE CLASSICS SERIES 2017/18
JAMES NEWBY, BARITONE
SIMON LEPPER, PIANO
Beethoven: An Die Ferne Geliebte
Schubert: Night Songs, Der Wanderer an Den Mond
Quilter: Dream Valley
Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre
Bridge: Come to me in my dreams
Grieg: Ein Traum
Fauré: L’horizon Chimérique
Keel: Salt Water Ballads
Tippet: Shakespeare songs
Ravel: Don Quichotte a Dulcinée
James Newby, Baritone
24-year-old British baritone James Newby is the winner of the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award. That same year he was the recipient of the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Voice Fellowship, and in 2015 was awarded the Richard Tauber Prize (for best interpretation of a Schubert Lied) and overall Third Prize at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn International Song Competition. In 2017 he was awarded the Trinity Gold Medal by the board of Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
James enjoys a busy schedule as a recitalist; recent and future highlights include appearances at Leeds Lieder Festival with Joseph Middleton, and a solo recital at the Wigmore Hall. He also recently sang in the Perth International Arts Festival, Australia, including a performance of Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin, and performed Schumann’s Dichterliebe in the Trinity Laban Schumann and Poulenc Project led by Eugene Asti.
Simon Lepper, Piano
Simon Lepper was educated at King’s College, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music. He is currently professor of piano accompaniment at the Royal College of Music and teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He is an official accompanist for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. He has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall.