Iúnó Conolly soprano Dylan Perez piano
Iúnó Conolly soprano Dylan Perez piano

Friday May 19th  1.05-2.05pm 

Iúnó Conolly soprano
Dylan Perez piano

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 Strauss

Mädchenblumen Opus 22:

  1. Kornblümen
  2. Mohnblume
  3. Epheu
  4. Wasserrose

Die Georgine Opus 10 No. 4

Malven TrV 297

 

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Walton

Three Facade settings

  1. Daphne
  2. Through gilded trellises
  3. Old sir Faulk
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Debussy

Cinq Poémes de Baudelaire

  1. Le balcon
  2. Harmonie du Soir
  3. Le jet d’eau
  4. Recueillement
  5. La mort des amants

Soprano Iúnó Connolly is a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp. Prior to this, she graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire with First Class Honours.  Iúnó is the winner of the Elena Gehardt Lieder Prize; the promising singer prize at the Dean & Chadlington Singing Competition; the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize and won the Vocal Competition at the International Eisteddfod in 2014. She has been a RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Soloist; a member of the Academy’s prestigious Song Circle and a Josephine Baker Trust soloist.  Plans for 2017 include performing at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence with English Voices in productions of Don Giovanni and The Rake’s Progress. Recital plans include her debut with the Chipping Campden International Music Festival and the 1901 Arts Club, London. She will compete in the 2017 Das Lied International Song Competition in Heidelberg, Germany with pianist Dylan Perez. Iúnó is a Britten Pears Young Artist and a Concordia Foundation Artist. She has been generously supported by the Rothermere Foundation; the Alice Coombes Trust; the John Wates Charitable Trust and a Jennifer Vyvyan scholarship.

Pianist Dylan Perez is a highly sought after recitalist, chamber musician and coach specialising in vocal repertoire. He graduated in 2016 with Distinction from the Artist Masters programme at the Guildhall School where he studied with Pamela Lidiard and Julius Drake. Prior to relocating to London, he studied at the University of Michigan with Louis Nagel and Martin Katz. Recently, he was awarded the Gerald Moore Prize for accompanists. He was also awarded the Paul Hamburger Prize for Accompaniment in association with a performance of Die schöne Müllerin, directed by Graham Johnson. In April 2016, he was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier awards at Wigmore Hall where he, along with his duo partner mezzo soprano Bianca Andrew, received the Loveday Song Prize.  Last year he made his debut at Wigmore Hall, performing alongside the Prince Consort in a programme of Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzer and Stephen Hough’s Other Love Songs. Dylan performed in a BBC Proms Extra, broadcast live on Radio 3 from Imperial College. Recently, he was featured on a Radio 3 recital, performing songs by Richard Rodney Bennett with baritone Benson Wilson. Dylan has performed song recitals across London including St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James’ Piccadilly, Kings Place, and Barbican Hall. Dylan has played in masterclasses with Renee Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, Dame Felicity Lott, and with Roger Vignoles, Brigitte Fassbaender, and Christian Gerhaher at Wigmore Hall. He was a participant in The Song Continues masterclass series at Carnegie Hall with Marilyn Horne, Jessye Norman, and Dalton Baldwin, and was subsequently invited to be a pianist for their residency in Paris. He is an alumnus of the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden bei Wien, Austria, where he performed for Rudolf Jansen, Helmut Deutsch, and Elly Ameling. He has attended SongFest on the Martin Katz Fellowship and the Aspen Music Festival as a student of Ann Schein. Passionate about the voice, Dylan is closely associated with Prof. Janice Chapman at the Guildhall School where he plays for her lessons, learns about the mechanics of vocal technique, and amasses vast knowledge for coaching young and mature singers. He recently began on the Artist Diploma course at the Guildhall School and studies with Eugene Asti, Andrew West, and Julius Drake. Dylan is grateful for the support of the Norman Gee Foundation and the Guildhall School Trust.

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