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Vivien Munday – Soprano
Eva Maria Doroszkowska – Piano

The title is inspired by George Santayana, who said, “the Earth has music for those who listen.” This opera and piano recital explores the passionate interaction between the human soul and the world of nature, with songs from the great Russian masters Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, early 20th century British composers Quilter and Britten, and piano solos by Liszt and Grieg. Be inspired through music to explore the human connection with nature.

Vivien and Eva, who have a regular partnership at the piano, will perform a varied treasure of music, exploring the fiery passion of the Russian masters, the lyricism of Quilter and a celebration of the brilliant Britten in his anniversary year.

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Vivien Munday - Soprano

Australian born lyric soprano Vivien Munday has enjoyed a diverse performing career in the fields of recital work, oratorio and opera. She is a Master of Music Performance graduate, and has recorded a number of recital programmes for live-to-air broadcast, as well as appearing as an oratorio soloist throughout Australia. Since moving to London in 1999, Vivien has performed as both principal artist and with the chorus with a number of UK opera companies including the ENO.

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Eva Maria won a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Northern College of Music. With awards from the Countess of Munster and government scholarships she also studied under the renowned Jasinski in Poland and took soloist diplomas in Amsterdam and Copenhagen winning many prizes and bursaries.

She enjoys a busy soloist and chamber performing career which takes her round the world and she has appeared on British and Polish televeison and radio. She has worked with the late Gorecki and Per Norgard and premiered works by these composers as well as being well known for her Chopin interpretations. She also has a regular piano and clarinet duo.She has given masterclasses and workshops and teaches both classical and jazz piano.

Official Bloomsbury festival page

Official Bloomsbury Festival 2013 programme

Admission is free, but reservation is necessarily. Book online

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