Sunday, 19 January 2020

3.00pm, Kelso Old Parish Church, TD5 7BH

Catriona Morison Mezzo

Malcolm Martineau Piano

Edvard Grieg

6 Songs Op 48

Robert Schumann

Frauenliebe und Leben

Robert Schumann

Maria Stuarda Songs Op i35

Johannes Brahms

5 songs

Ivor Gurney


Ralph Vaughan Williams

Silent Noon

Herbert Howells

King David

Cardiff Singer of the World 2017

In 2017  Scottish mezzo Catriona Morison became the first British singer to win the Main Prize as well as the Song Prize (jointly) at the Cardiff Singer of the World  competition. She studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and then at the University of Arts in Berlin graduating with a masters in Opera with Distinction and continues to study in the Hochschule fur Music Franz Liszt in Weimar.  It is a great privilege for Kelso to have her come and sing for us  in the middle of a busy schedule following her win.   She is coming with Malcolm Martineau, top international accompanist   who has worked with many of the world’s greatest singers.

Catriona Morison took part in the Samling Artist programme for outstanding young singers in 2013 and in 2015 joined the Young Singers Project of the Salzburg Festival making her debut there in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier with the Vienna Philharmonic under Franz Wesler-Most.

Morison really felt the music, something that really great singers, such as Janet Baker or Katherine Ferrier, do. It is not incongruous to mention Morison in the same breath as these legends of the concert stage and the opera house. The quality of her voice, powerful yet delicate, promises a truly great singer, although she is not there yet!
Hugh Kerr

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