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Vocal Masterclass - Linda Hirst




Masterclass starts at 2.15pm and will finish by 4.15pm

Performing for Linda Hirst are:

Honey Rouhani: Haydn - Zweiter Teil (From The Creation); Schubert - Gretchen am Spinnrade; Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro (From Gianni Schicchi)

Rachel Drees: Turnage - 'China Cup' from 'Twice through the Heart', Brahms - 'Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer', Handel - 'L'aure che spira' from 'Giulio Cesare'

Catherine Jones: Turnage: 'Love' from Twice Through the Heart, Vivaldi: 'Qui sedes' from Gloria in D, Lully: 'Bois épais' from Amadis

Louise Brand: Mozart - 'Deh vieni non tardar', Susanna's aria from Figaro, Schumann - 'Er, der herrlichste von allen' from Frauenliebe und Leben, Monteverdi - 'Felice cor mio', Drusilla's aria from L'incoronazione di Poppea


Linda Hirst (biography)

Linda Hirst was born and grew up in Huddersfield, and studied flute and singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her career began during the early music revival of the early seventies, with Roger Norrington, John Eliot Gardiner and David Munrow. From 1974-78 she was a Swingle Singer, she then co-founded Electric Phoenix. With both groups she travelled the world, leading to work with many living composers, and becoming internationally renowned, in particular for her performances of contemporary music.

She has performed with many of the world's leading orchestras, conductors and chamber ensembles in festivals, broadcasts and recordings. Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire has been a constant thread through the last 25 years, and she has just completed a series for the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House.

Recent concerts have taken her to the Buenos Aires Festival of Contemporary Music to sing Berio and Scelsi, and to Taipei for performances of Benedict Mason's Chaplin Operas with the Ensemble Modern. This season she will sing Lachenmann in Cologne and Huddersfield with ensemble recherche. Linda Hirst has worked in education throughout her career, has been Head of the Vocal Faculty at Trinity College of Music since 1995, and has given masterclasses in conservatoires, summer schools, the Teatro Colon, La Fenice and several American Universities.

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When and where

2.15pm - 4.15pmFriday 4th March 2011

Performance Space College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom