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Welsh pianist Rebecca studied at the University of York, Trinity Laban Conservatoire and the Guildhall School, where she is a staff accompanist. She was a member of Graham Johnson’s Song Guild, and won the Paul Hamburger prize. Her busy career includes appearances in Europe and UK, and she recently made her Wigmore Hall debut. In 2015 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.
Grace Carter, soprano and piano (February 24
Grace studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Trinity Laban Conservatoire and the Dutch National Opera Academy. In addition to her opera work her recent appearances with Rebecca Cohen have included the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Mozarthaus Vienna, the Britten Pears Young Artist programme in Aldeburgh and the Concordia Foundation in London.
Robert Bridge, piano (March 31) By day Robert is a homoeopathic practitioner in Putney, but by night, in a transformation worthy of R.L.Stevenson, he reverts to being a remarkable virtuoso. An alumnus of the Royal College, his international career has ranged from Stravinsky and Bartok at the Proms to celebrity masterclasses with Gerard Souzay and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. Over the last 15 years he has performed a succession of the major keyboard works at the Colour House, most recently dazzling us with Schumann’s Etudes Symphoniques and Schubert’s late Sonata in A. He is also a busy teacher, and runs his own top quality charity chamber music series which, with a typical twinkle,he calls “The Putney Knitting Concerts” because of their relaxed informality.
Honey Rouhani, soprano (February 24) Of British-Iranian nationality, and recently a prizewinner at the Montecatini International Opera Competition, Honey’s major roles have included Despina (Cosi fan Tutte), Musetta
(La Boheme), Carlotta (Phantom of the Opera) and the soprano soloist in Verdi’s Requiem.
The Hammig Quartet (January 27) Formed in 1989 and named after
a famous nineteenth century violin maker Guilleaume Hammig, this outstanding quartet has given regular performances in this series from the start, including many of the great masterpieces of the repertoire. Their members are David Burton and Sarah Colley (violins), Jane Tyler (viola) and Sean Turpin (cello).
Rebecca Cohen, piano (February 24)