Polish-born Hanna Hipp studied at the Academy of Music in Gdánsk, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the National Opera Studio. She has sung at the last three Glyndebourne Summer Festivals. As a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2011 –13, she made her Royal Opera debut as Emilia in Otello and has since sung with the ROH in Berlioz’s Les Troyens, Puccini’s La Rondine, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Verdi’s La Traviata.
The Neapolitan-born pianist Emma Abbate enjoys a demanding career as a piano accompanist and chamber musician, working with some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of her generation. Now based in London, Emma is a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
The evening’s programme includes:
Ana Török - violin
Răsvan Dumitru - violin
Traian Boală - viola
Zsolt Török - cello
(with Amit Peled - cello)
Formed in 2006, while they were students at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Romania, the quartet has performed across the world. Winners of the 2012 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and the 2014 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, the Arcadia Quartet is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most exciting string quartets of their generation.
Amit Peled, who joins the quartet for the Schubert Quintet, is an Israeli- American cellist and virtuoso. He plays Pablo Casals's 1733 Matteo Gofriller cello.
Their programme will include:
“Their playing has such intensity… The result is an assault on the senses, piercing the heart of the music.”
Returning by popular demand following their stunning performance as the finale to the Society’s 2013/14 season, this will be another exciting evening with some of the most talented and best-known jazz musicians of today.
Ellington is one of the originators of big-band jazz. He led his band for more than half a century, composed thousands of scores covering a wide musical spectrum from Ragtime to Post-bop and created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in all of Western music.The Pat Davey Quartet hope to provide a taste of the full the arc of his artistic output within the intimacy and freedom of an improvising small group.
Patrick’s playing career has taken him all over the world - New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Cape Town, etc. He is a vastly experienced session musician and also a highly proficient composer and arranger. He studied Jazz at Trinity College of Music where he received the Archer Scholarship. He has many years of experience teaching Drums and Ensembles and currently teaches at both the Academy of Contemporary Music and Trinity College of Music.