Sivan Rotem at The Assembly House Thursday 2 March 2017

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When the world’s busiest conductor, Maestro Valery Gergiev, heard that there is a soprano who works on five continents, as does he, he exclaimed with thus supreme authority that “she is the only one”. That classically-trained singer is Sivan Rotem, an Argentinian-born Israeli whose burgeoning career in opera, concerts, recitals, radio, television, cabaret, commercial recordings and master classes has taken her across the Americas via the West Indies and many continental European countries to Egypt, South Africa, China and Australia.

Described by the Salt Lake Tribune following her Brahms Requiem with the Utah Symphony as “a classy vocal talent” with “an angelic soprano voice”, Sivan Rotem is considered one of the most outstanding singers of Israel. Born in Buenos Aires, she started her musical training as a violinist. Graduating from Haifa University in English and Literature and the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University in Singing, she continued her vocal studies in the USA with Ellen Faull.

She made her debut with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and appears regularly with all the leading orchestras of Israel. She also sang many leading roles with the Israeli Opera and in Germany, Finland and the USA.

Sivan Rotem enjoys a successful career worldwide and has sung with symphony orchestras across North and South America and in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Macedonia and South Africa. Recitals have taken her to the USA, UK, Albania, Czech Republic, Spain, Finland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, France, Argentina, Egypt, China and Australia.

Her flamenco quartet Classic Flamenco was invited to Madrid where it sold out at the Suma Flamenco Festival, subsequently appearing in England at the Henley Festival and in London to great acclaim.

Her discography includes Aharon Harlap’s Symphony No 2, “L’Oiseau de la Guerre” for Helicon, a Spanish CD, “Viva el Amor” for Romeo Records, and two CDs dedicated to songs by Giacomo Meyerbeer, the latest released in December, 2016.

The recital will also be given in London the previous evening, Wednesday 1 March.

Concert management Dario Salvi 07424 418863 See http://artaxismusic.com/

Gloria Campaner at The Chapel, Park Lane Sunday 12th February 2017, 6:30pm

The much heralded young Venetian pianist Gloria Campaner  makes one of her rare visits to the UK to give a recital in the chapel next Sunday with a very attractive programme including Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Debussy’sClair de Lune. She made her debut with the Venetian Symphony Orchestra at the age of 12 and since then has gone on to win many awards, including the Paderewski International Competition and in 2011 she was named ‘European Ambassador for Culture’ as part of the EU cultural programme.

Gloria Campaner – piano

Programme:

  • Respighi: Notturno
  • Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata
  • Debussy : Clair de Lune/L’Isle Joyeux
  • Wagner/Liszt: Isolden liebestod

Gloria Campaner website

John Innes Centre
Saturday 18th February 2017, 7:30pm

Pre-concert discussion with Kemal Yusuf and members of the Carducci Quartet, 6:30pm:

Carducci Quartet

Programme:

  • Haydn: Quartet in D major, Op.20/4
  • Kemal Yusuf: OYUN for string quartet – premiere
  • Webern: Langsamersatz
  • Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op.95