Lunchtime Classical Recital: Colette Boushell and Adam Johnson

Friday 12th July | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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collette boushell

Friday 12th July | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Colette Boushell, Soprano
Adam Johnson, Piano

Edward Elgar, Sea Pictures Op. 37
English Folk Song Selections

Colette Boushell was born in Dublin and is an honours graduate of the BMus and MMus programmes at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama Dublin, and of the International Opera School of the Royal College of Music, London where she studied under Lillian Watson.
She has sung at many prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Canterbury Cathedral, Händel Halle in Halle Germany, Sancta Maria Cathedral Tokyo, Aichi Arts Center Nagoya, Musashino Hall Tokyo and Izumi Concert Hall in Osaka. Her performances have also been broadcast live on RTÉ Lyric FM and on RTÉ television. Her operatic repertoire includes the title role in Cunning Little Vixen, Sandrina (La Finta Giardiniera) and Titania (Midsummer Night’s Dream) for the RCM.
“Colette Boushell, a young Irish soprano…turned in a magnificent performance with a voice of beauty and technical precision that touched the heart.”

Photograph of the fabulous pianist, Adam Johnson

Opera Now

Multi prize-winning pianist Adam Johnson was a Scholar and Junior Fellow at The Royal Northern College of Music UK, studying with Martin Roscoe and performing under the baton of Kent Nagano, Martyn Brabbins, and George Hurst, making his Concerto debut aged 15 playing Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15 at the Glinka Accademia, St. Petersburg, conducting from the piano.
Adam furthered his piano studies in London with Prof. Peter Feuchtwanger who has described him as in possession of ‘an excellent technique and full of fantasy’.
Unique among the outstanding artists of his generation, Johnson is as equally at home conducting opera as he is fulfilling the role of soloist in concerto repertoire, playing chamber music, or directing his own large-scale compositions.
Adam has given recitals throughout the world including Istanbul, New York, Northern Spain, Norway, and Rio da Janiero, not to mention his demanding schedule in the UK. The composer Oliver Knussen has spoken of the ‘extraordinary detail’ of his performances.

 

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