Lunchtime Recital at St Modwen`s

Former ‘Staffordshire Young Singer of the Year’ and BADAC bursary recipient, Edward Robinson together with fellow Royal Northern College of Music student, Hayley Parkes, present a lunchtime recital of classical works for baritone voice and piano at St. Modwen’s Church, Burton upon Trent.

Programme to include works by Mozart, Handel, Schubert, Wagner and more.

Monday 21st December at 13:30

St. Modwen’s The Market Place – Burton DE14 1HA

Tickets – £5

Reserve tickets at Ed.Robinson@student.rncm.ac.uk or available on the door.

About the musicians…

Hayley and Edward are both in their third year of study at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music. Between the duo, they boast a range of experience, having performed in many of the UK’s finest music venues including: The Bridgewater Hall, The Sage, Gateshead, Symphony Hall, The Royal Albert Hall and at the Royal Festival Hall.

As a competition participant, Hayley was chosen as one of five of the top young pianists in the country to compete in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Category Final. She has also won first prize at the Beethoven Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition and twice winner of the EPTA UK piano competition. She is also the recipient of various awards including The Vernon Farley Piano Prize, The Peter Donohoe Prize and has also gained praise for her skills as an accompanist by winning both The Marjorie Pennington Prize for Accompaniment and the The James Oncken Song Prize for Accompanist.

In 2013, Edward was awarded Staffordshire Young Singer of the Year and was subsequently invited to perform as guest soloist at Birmingham Symphony Hall under Nigel Taylor. At the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, he also received a nomination for ‘Best Male Character Actor’ for his portrayal of Grosvenor in Patience. He sang in a staged performance of Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel with the RNCM Chamber Orchestra, July 2015 and in December, Edward will be joining Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic as they perform Schoenburg’s Gurrelieder in the Grieghallen, Norway, as the final event of their 250th anniversary celebrations.

Both Hayley and Edward are delighted to be performing at St. Modwen’s Church, Burton upon Trent, and plan to create a programme of music enjoyable and accessible to all.

Thanks to Ed Robinson for the info.

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