Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
[quote_box_center]Sunday 16 Feb 2014 7.30 pm at Royal & Derngate, Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP Tickets: £14.50, £32.50[/quote_box_center]
This stirring evening of Mozart opens with BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Rising Star’ Alexandra Dariescu performing his Piano Concerto No.21. One of his most popular piano concertos, with its most atmospheric slow movement intertwined with witty and march-like sections, Mozart premièred this piece himself.
Mozart’s masterpiece, his Requiem, will be conducted by Renato Balsadonna, Chorus Master of the Royal Opera House. Composed under mysterious circumstances, this is a work of intense drama and depth. Joining the Orchestra on stage to perform the Requiem is the Northampton Bach Choir.
Born in Romania, Alexandra Dariescu studied in Iasi (Romania), Pocklington School and at the Royal Northern College of Music (UK) where her teachers included Nelson Goerner, Mark Ray, Alexander Melnikov and Dina Parakhina and was supported in full by the Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music. She graduated in 2008 with distinction and the highest distinction College offers, the Gold Medal. Alexandra graduated with distinction holding a Masters’ of Performance degree from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London where she studied with Ronan O’Hora.
She was awarded the GSMD Piano Fellowship for 2010/2011. Alexandra was also part of András Schiff’s class at the Yehudi Menuhin Festival in Switzerland.
Conductor – Renato Balsadonna
Piano – Alexandra Dariescu
Soprano – Elizabeth Llewellun
Mezzo – Soprano – Kitty Whately
Tenor – Anthony Gregory
Bass – David Stout
Northampton Bach Choir
Boys and men from all Saints church choir