ELIZABETH KARANI soprano; EDMUND WHITEHEAD piano



Wednesday 8 January 2020, 7.30pm
St Mary's Creative Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilter                  Seven Elizabethan Lyrics
Duparc                  Phidyle, Chanson Triste
Poulenc                 Metamorphoses
Poulenc                 Poemes de Louis Aragon
Britten                  Les illuminations
Rimsky-Korsakov   Op 40 No 3, Op 43 No 2
Richard Strauss     Morgen, Allerseelen 


English soprano Elizabeth Karani is a recent graduate of the National Opera Studio, London. She trained on the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera Course under Susan McCulloch and received a Master of Music with distinction and was awarded a Concert Recital Diploma for her final recital. Elizabeth also studied under Susan Roper at the Royal Northern College of Music and received a BMus (Hons) with distinction.
Elizabeth has won several awards, including the Elizabeth Harwood Award, the Dame Eva Turner Award, the Elsie Thurston Prize, the Harold Rosenthal Prize and a Kathleen Ferrier Young Singer’s Award. She was a 2015 Les Azuriales Finalist and a 2016 Joaninha Award Finalist.
As a keen recitalist, Elizabeth is a Park Lane Group Young Artist and has recently been awarded a place on the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme alongside duo partner, Edmund Whitehead. Elizabeth and Edmund recently made their St John's Smith Square and Westminster Abbey recital debuts.
Edmund Whitehead studied at Oxford University, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the National Opera Studio. At Oxford he was Conducting Scholar for the Schola Cantorum, conducted the Oxford University Sinfonietta and was Opera Studio Director for New Chamber Opera. He has held conducting positions with Central London Orchestra and the Arcadian Singers and is an alumnus of workshops given by Dutch National Opera, and of the Académie of Aix-en-Provence Festival.
He has been Assistant Conductor for Opéra National de Lorraine and Grange Park Opera and has worked as a Chorus Master in London and Cambridge.
A Celebrity Concert. Tickets £16