St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Teresa Pells – soprano, and Karl Lutchmayer – piano

Tuesday, 5 September at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Teresa Pells – soprano, and Karl Lutchmayer – pianoTeresa Pells – soprano, and Karl Lutchmayer – piano

G Caccini

Amarilli, mia bella

G Pergolesi

La serva padrona

Stizzoso, mio stizzoso

F Conti

Recit: Dubbio di vostra fede

Aria: Quella fiamma che m'accende

G Verdi

Stornello

G Donizetti

La Zingara

O Respighi

Nebbie

Stornellatrice

A Copland

Nature, the gentlest mother

G Fauré

En sourdine

E Satie

La Diva de l'Empire 

Teresa Pells' recent work with The Merry Opera Company has included a major role in their operatic revue: "Around the World in 32 Arias", directed by Christopher Cowell, showcasing her talent with arias including Gounod's Jewel Song (Faust), Je Veux Vivre (Roméo et Juliette) and Bernstein's Glitter and be Gay (Candide). With Merry Opera she is part of the critically acclaimed staged Messiah and has also sung Rachel Harmon in the jukebox opera, Kiss me, Figaro! (John Ramster).

Her operatic roles include the title role in La Calisto (Cavalli), Maria in Mansfield Park (Jonathan Dove) and Messegiera in Orfeo (Monteverdi) with Hampstead Garden Opera.  She sang Tilly in The Secret Garden (Stephen McNeff) with Trinity Laban and has sung scenes from Arabella (title role), Anne (Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte) and Third Spirit (The Magic Flute). Teresa has a keen interest in early music and in 2013 formed the baroque trio Quella Fiamma, with viola da gamba and theorbo, performing at Blackheath Halls and other recital venues around London. She also performed English and Italian lute songs with guitar and viol at Harwich Festival of the Arts.

Whilst studying Archaeology, Teresa held a choral scholarship at Selwyn College, Cambridge, where she recorded solos (such as Mendelssohn's Hear my Prayer) with the choir and performed professionally in many of the major churches and cathedrals in the UK (including St Bride's!).  She sang chorus roles in several university operas and subsequently spent a year living in Bologna where her passion for Italian opera grew with her newfound language skills. She completed an MMus studying with Sophie Grimmer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, graduating with a distinction in 2013 and, since then, has continued to enjoy a varied schedule of recitals, concerts and operas. 

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Karl Lutchmayer is equally renowned as a concert pianist and a lecturer. A Steinway Artist, Karl performs across the globe, but he also holds an academic professorship at Trinity College of Music, London and is a regular guest lecturer at conservatoires around the world, including the Juilliard and Manhattan Schools in New York and the Mehli Mehta Foundation in India, his family home. He was recently awarded the Bharat Gaurav lifetime achievement award.

His London lecture-recital series, Conversational Concerts, continues to garner critical and public acclaim, and following his landmark recitals celebrating the Liszt and Alkan Bicentenaries, he has received invitations from four continents to give lecture-recitals. Karl has given recitals and concertos throughout the world, working with conductors including Lorin Maazel and Sir Andrew Davis, and performed at all the major London concert halls. He has broadcast on BBC Radio 3, All India Radio and Classic FM, and is a regular chamber performer.

A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Karl has also given over 90 world premieres and had many works written especially for him. Karl studied at the Royal College of Music under Peter Wallfisch and John Barstow and undertook further studies with Lev Naumov at the Moscow Conservatoire. His research interests include the music of Liszt, Alkan, Busoni and Enescu; The Creative Transcription Network; reception theory, and the history of piano recital programming. Karl resides in London, where he is sometimes spotted in his alternative incarnation as keyboard, percussion and theremin player in the prog rock band The Connoisseur.

www.karllutchmayer.com

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Teresa Pells regularly performs with The Merry Opera Company, including their acclaimed staged Messiah, operatic revue: "Around the World in 32 Arias", and the role of Rachel in the jukebox opera, Kiss me, Figaro! (John Ramster). Her operatic roles include the title role in La Calisto (Cavalli), Maria in Mansfield Park (Jonathan Dove) and Messegiera in Orfeo (Monteverdi) with Hampstead Garden Opera. She sang Tilly in The Secret Garden (Stephen McNeff) and performed scenes from Arabella (title role), Anne (Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) and Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte). After her BA in Archaeology at Selwyn College, Cambridge, Teresa gained a distinction in her MMus from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, studying with Sophie Grimmer.

www.teresapells.com

www.twitter.com/teresapells

Karl Lutchmayer is equally renowned as a concert pianist and a lecturer. A Steinway Artist, Karl performs across the globe, but he also holds an academic professorship at Trinity College of Music, London and is a regular guest lecturer at conservatoires around the world, including the Juilliard and Manhattan Schools in New York and the Mehli Mehta Foundation in Mumbai, his family home. Karl studied at the Royal College of Music in London and the Moscow Conservatoire, and was recently awarded the Bharat Gaurav lifetime achievement award.

www.karllutchmayer.com

www.facebook.com/Karl.Lutchmayer