Sunday 14 January 3:00pm
Concert 3:00pm, ends 4:00pm, no interval
Tickets £20 / £10 (under 25)
Nicholas Mulroy, tenor | Ryan Corbett, accordion
Carlos Gardel - El Día que Me Quieras; Volver
Astor Piazzolla - Chiquilín de Bachín
Gabriel Fauré - Clair de Lune; Lydia; Apres un Reve
Franz Schubert - Abendstern; Des Fischers Liebesglück
J S Bach - Komm, Süsser Tod; Bist Du bei Mir; Schlummert ein
Lennon & McCartney - For no one, blackbird
'The sheer expressivity of Mulroy's singing was a thing of wonder here'
- The Times *****
According to Balzac, 'Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell that to'. In this programme, titled Años de Soledad (Years of Solitude) Nicholas Mulroy and Ryan Corbett present songs from across the continents exploring and celebrating the experience of being alone, including responses by composers as wide-ranging as Astor Piazzolla, Lennon & McCartney and Franz Schubert. This collaboration showcases the unique sonority of the accordion and the expressive range of a musical partnership known for their compelling storytelling.
Nicholas Mulroy performs all over the world with groups including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Britten Sinfonia, and Concerto Copenhagen, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. He has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and the Royal Festival Hall and has sung Monteverdi at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Rameau at the Opéra de Paris, and Bach’s Evangelist roles at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms. He has recorded widely, including a Gramophone Award-winning Messiah, several versions of Monteverdi’s Vespers, and Piazzolla’s extraordinary tango opera María de Buenos Aires. He is Associate Director of the Dunedin Consort, a Musician in Residence at Girton College, Cambridge, and a Visiting Professor at RAM.
Ryan Corbett has been described as 'one of Scotland’s most exciting young musicians' (The Scotsman). He won first prize and Gold Medal at the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition and was the first accordionist to be part of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme. Ryan has given concerts across the UK, Europe and the USA at venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall and the Keyboard Festival at St George’s Bristol. Ryan recorded Bach’s fourth keyboard concerto with the Berliner Symphoniker and has appeared as a soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. He has featured as ‘Rising Star’ in the BBC Music Magazine, ‘Artist of the Month’ in Interlude HK, and ‘One to Watch’ in the Scotsman.