JOHN REID AND NICHOLAS MULROY PERFORM DIE WINTERREISEIssued Tuesday 21st September 2010
Schubert’s great song-cycle Die Winterreise is performed by two of the leading young talents on the UK scene in St Martin’s Church, Salisbury, on Saturday 9 October at 7.30pm. Multi-award winning pianist and former Salisbury Cathedral chorister John Reid is joined by the distinguished young tenor Nicholas Mulroy for what will be a marvellous performance of this dramatic, powerful and beautiful work.
Reid also plays Schumann’s Drei Phantasiestücke Opus 111 and Janacek’s last piano masterpiece In the Mists.
Tickets, £12, from Salisbury Playhouse box office, 01722 320333, or at the door. All profits towards Salisbury Cathedral Choral Foundation.
John Reid studied at Clare College, Cambridge and at the Royal Academy of Music with Michael Dussek. He has also taken lessons in song interpretation with Malcolm Martineau and Rudolf Jansen. A regular visitor to festivals and music clubs across the UK, in recent seasons he has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, King's Place, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France and the Middle East with artists including Joan Rodgers, Alexander Baillie, Alison Balsom, Jennifer Pike, Sarah Williamson, the Barbirolli Quartet and William Bennett, as well as with regular duo partners tenor Nicholas Mulroy, violinist Thomas Gould and flautist Adam Walker. He has worked with contemporary music groups Radius and the Ossian Ensemble, and is a principal of the Aurora Orchestra. Recent releases on disc include premiere recordings of music by York Bowen (works for two pianos, with Michael Dussek for Dutton Epoch), Rhian Samuel and Charles Camillieri. He is an Associate of the RAM, and an alumnus of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, and his many awards have included the 2004 Gerald Moore Award, as well as the 2003 Kathleen Ferrier and Maggie Teyte Accompaniment Prizes.
Nicholas Mulroy was born in Liverpool, read Modern Languages at Clare College Cambridge and then studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Recent appearances include Septimius in Handel Theodora with Trevor Pinnock, Evangelist in Bach Weihnachts-Oratorium in London with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Premiere Parque in Rameau Hippolyte et Aricie with Emmanuelle Haïm at the Theatre du Capitole in Toulouse, le Récitant in Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ with Sir Colin Davis, as well as several appearances at the BBC Proms (Monteverdi Vespers 1610, Campra Requiem and Bach Johannes-Passion), with the Staatskapelle Dresden (Bach B Minor Mass and Haydn Harmonie-Messe), Matthäus-Passion (Evangelist and arias) with Laurence Cummings at the London Handel Festival. On stage, Nicholas made his Glyndebourne debut under Jurowski in Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery, has sung Mozart’s Ferrando, Don Ottavio, Belmonte and Belfiore in La Finta Giardiniera, and Tenor Actor in Judith Weir’s Night at the Chinese Opera. A committed recitalist, highlights include Janáček’s Diary of one who Vanished with the Prince Consort in the Oxford Lieder Festival, Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge in Edinburgh and with the Badke Quartet, Gavin Bryars Eight Irish Madrigals with Mr McFall’s Chamber (also a forthcoming CD), and, with regular collaborator John Reid, Die Schöne Müllerin, Schumann Op 24 and Op 39, and Tippett’s The Heart’s Assurance. Recordings include a Gramophone Award-winning Messiah and Acis in Acis and Galatea (John Butt/Dunedin Consort/Linn), Monteverdi Vespers 1610 (King/King’s Consort/Hyperion), a disc of Michael Finissy (Weeks/Exaudi/NMC), a series of Monteverdi (I Fagiolini/Chandos), as well as a critically acclaimed Evangelist in Matthäus-Passion (also Linn). Future plans include a recital of Britten Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo and Fauré La Bonne Chanson at the Lichfield Festival, a recording of Monteverdi Vespers 1610 with Edward Higginbottom and Charivari Agréable, Elijah in this year’s Three Choirs Festival, Dardanus with Emmanuelle Haïm in Lille, Caen and Dijon, Messiah with the ECO, and a tour of Bach Johannes-Passion (arias) with Marc Minkowski.