November 26th 2016 Concert £9 (£11)
Alison Rose ~ soprano
James Cheung ~ piano
photo photo
Mädchenblumen Op22 Strauss
Sechs Lieder Op48 Grieg
La Regata Veneziana Rossini
A selection from the Spanisches Liederbuch Wolf
Popular Spanish Songs De Falla

Alison Rose is the winner of the 2015 Maggie Teyte Prize and recently completed her studies on the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is a National Opera Studio Young Artist for the 2015/2016 Season where she is sponsored by the Glyndebourne New Generation Programme. Alison is a member of The Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme and is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist.
Operatic roles include; Frasquita, "Carmen" (understudy for Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Lady in Waiting, "Gloriana" with Martyn Brabbins (St Endellion Festival); Miranda, Arnold's "The Dancing Master" (GSMD); Betuska, Dvorak's "The Cunning Peasant" (GSMD); Rosaura, "The Adventures of Pinocchio" (GSMD); Adele, "Die Fledermaus" (Clonter Opera) and Servilia, "La Clemenza di Tito" (RNCM). Performances at the National Opera Studio have included residencies with Opera North, Welsh National Opera, and a performance of Contemporary Opera Scenes at Sadler's Wells with acclaimed director Graham Vick. Concert highlights include Bach "St John Passion" at Milton Court, Iain Burnside's musical play "Shining Armour" with Roderick Williams and Victoria Newlyn, Mendelssohn "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Manchester Camerata, Mendelssohn "Elijah" for the Dartington Festival, Haydn "The Creation" for the St Endellion Festival, Schubert's "Der Hirt auf dem Felsen" at the Southwell Music Festival and solo recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival, King's Place and the Royal Opera House Crush Room. Future engagements include "Gloriana" with Martyn Brabbins (St Endellion Festival) and Vaughan Williams' "Serenade To Music" at the BBC Last Night of the Proms 2016. Prior to the Guildhall, Alison studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and then on the Masters programme at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with First Class Honours and the prestigious DipRAM. Her studies have been generously supported by "Help Musicians UK" and "The Countess of Munster Musical Trust". Alison continues her vocal studies with Gary Coward in London.

Recently featured as a 'new face' in the Telegraph, James Cheung has worked with some of the most exciting artists today. Recent and upcoming performances include a recital tour with Christian Gerhaher, "Winterreise" with Ian Bostridge, piano duets with Gerold Huber, recitals with Elizabeth Watts, Ruby Hughes, Lawrence Power and Joan Rodgers at St John's Smith Square, Jonathan McGovern at the Wigmore Hall for the Kirckman Concert Society, performances of the Schubert song cycles with Benjamin Appl, Marcus Farnsworth and Philip Smith, A recital with Alison Rose in the Crush Room at the Royal Opera House, Messiaen's "Quartet For The End Of Time" at the Munich Festival, as well as live broadcasts on BBC3 and BBC 2 television. Past performances include the Aldeburgh, City of London, Endellion, Chichester and Aix en Provence Festivals, as well as performances throughout Europe and Asia. James studied at the Royal Academy of Music where he was recently elected an Associate, and the Moscow Conservatoire.