Wednesday 1 March, 3pm
238-246 King Street
London W6 0RF
Tickets £10 at the door
Artists performing : Tomasz List - piano, Natalia Brzezinska - mezzo-soprano
Fryderyk Chopin- 3 Mazurkas Op.59 a-moll, As-dur, fis-moll
Fryderyk Chopin - Pieśni
Życzenie Op.74 Nr 1
Precz z moich oczu Op.74 Nr 6
Piosenka litewska Op.74 Nr 16
Smutna rzeka Op.74 Nr 3
Fryderyk Chopin - Scherzo E-dur Op.54
Z erotykow op.3 nr 6 "I zamiast slonc i gwiazd"
"Mow do mnie jeszcze" op.3 nr 1
"Na spokojnym, ciemnym morzu" op.3 nr 3
Fryderyk Chopin -
Impromptu Op.29 in A flat major
Impromptu Op.36 in F sharp major
Impromptu Op.51 in G flat major
Fantasie - Impromptu Op.66 in C sharp minor
"Po szerokim morzu" op. 3 nr 9
"Skąd pierwsze gwiazdy" op.1 nr 2
"Zasmuconej" op.1 nr 1
"W wieczorną ciszę" op. 3 nr 8
Natalia Brzezinska graduated with distinction in vocal studies from the Music Academy in Lodz (Poland) before coming to the UK in 2006 to take up postgraduate studies with Anne Howells and Mary Hill at the Royal Academy of Music in Lond
on. She joined the Royal Academy Opera in September 2008. She was a finalist in The Richard Lewis Competition (2008, 2009) and highly commended in The Flora Nielsen / Elena Gerhardt Prize Competition (2008). As the mezzo Bach Scholar, she performed regularly as a soloist in the Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series.
Her oratorio experience includes work of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Haydn, Mozart, Zebrowski, Rheinberger, Nicolai, Schubert, Saint-Saëns, Dvorak, Rossini, Verdi.
Operatic roles include Berta in Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Fidalma in Cimarosa’s The Secret Marriage, Florence Pike in Britten's Albert Herring, Larina and Filipievna in Tchaikovsky's Onegin, Emira in Hasse's Il Siroe, Enotea in Vinci's Medo.
In April 2010 Natalia joined Glyndebourne Festival Opera where she sung The Mother in Stravinsky's Mavra, Shepherd in L'Enfant et les Sortileges by Ravel, 2nd Bridesmaid in Le Nozze di Figaro Mozarta, Innkeeper's Wife in The Cunning Little Vixen by Janacek, and prepared roles of Cherubino, Tisbe, Annina, Goffredo etc. and was a chorus member in Glyndebourne productions of Macbeth, Don Giovanni and The Rake's Progress.
Tomasz Lis is an exceptional pianist and chamber musician. Born in Poland, Tomasz Lis studied in
Poznan, and then in London at the Royal Academy of Music, and the Guildhall School of Music
and Drama in London.
He has performed in major London venues including Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, St. John's Smith Square, LSO St. Luke's, Purcell Room, The Warehouse and Chopin Society; and has appeared in recital at Cheltenham Music Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, Chelsea Schubert Festival and
London Festival of American Music, among other places. He has been broadcast and appeared in
person on BBC Radio 3.
International appearances have included Poland with major Polish orchestras, the USA and Canada, where he has also been broadcast. He has lectured at the SongFest Festival in Los
Angeles, where he also played numerous recitals. Tomasz performed with Poznan Philharmonic
Orchestra, Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra 'Amadeus', at the Filharmonia Warminsko-Mazurska
in Olsztyn, Polish Radio in Katowice, Ksiaz Castle, National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, the
Stotsenberg Recital Series in Malibu and at the 75th anniversary gala concert at the Banff Festival
in Canada, which was broadcast by CBS Radio.