On 10th September 2011 at 7:30pm at the Duke Street Baptist Church in Richmond there will be a classic concert by a young Czech opera singer who lives at St Margarets. The Summer Romance has Ester Svandova singing and Chris Huntley accompanying her on the piano in the evening full of romantic music including Schubert, Dvorak, Smetana and also Bellini, Rossini and Mozart arias.
Please come and support Ester.
- Tickets £12/ £10 concession
- Book tickets at the door, or in advance by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Refreshments included
Ester Svandova was born in 1986 in Prague into a professional musical family. She plays violin and piano, but since a young age her greatest passion was singing. Initally, she sang folk songs from a rich Czech musical inheritance, but later started to take singing seriously and is now focused on classical music. She performed Czech arias by Smetana with the Prague Student Orchestra in Rudolfinum, where she also played the violin. Ester moved to London three years ago and started to study singing with Jacqueline Bremar. She is also coached by Lada Valesova, Alex Ingram and recently started to study with Ludmilla Andrew. Since living in London she has performed at many private soirées and concerts and is busy building a repertoire for her mezzo voice. This year she sang the role of Pitti Sing in Mikado with the Eynsford based company Riverside Players. Her biggest passion is for songs and some of her favorites will be performed this evening.
Chris Huntley is a versatile, talented musician and graduate of Trinity College of Music. He is a highly sought after pianist and musical director whose expertise spans opera, musical theatre, classical and contemporary music genres. Chris has recently returned from Bangkok where he is an assistant conductor and the Chorus Master to Opera Siam having recently coached the opera chorus for Opera Siam’s (formerly Bangkok Opera) 2010 production of Carmen performed at the Thailand Cultural Center with american star tenor Todd Geer as Don Jose and the renowned Grace Echauri as Carmen.