2015 Mansion House Concert Musicians

Naomi Burrell, Violin, Switzerland/Britain

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Naomi was drawn to live and work in Bern, Switzerland, with Detlev Hahn when she finished school. Following this year out, in which she also travelled in South America, she began the prestigious ‘Joint Course’ in Manchester and subsequently completed a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music. She is now based in London and enjoys a busy and varied career as a freelance musician. She specialises in historically informed performance practice, and works regularly with Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and many other leading baroque ensembles around Europe. She is co-founded 3 ensembles with whom she plays regularly; the Borromini Quartet, a period instrument string quartet, New Century Baroque, a baroque orchestra with members from all around Europe and Badinage, a chamber ensemble who revive and arrange 18th Century street songs from Paris. Contemporary music is also a love of Naomi’s. She is sometimes invited to perform with Distractfold, an acclaimed new music ensemble from Manchester and is currently collaborating with composer Ed Scolding, on a solo piece for violin. She works regularly with dancer and choreographer Justyna Janiszewska, whose piece, ‘Flux’ she composed and performed the music for, last year at The Place in London.

Naomi is also a committed violin teacher and workshop leader. She teaches and leads regularly for Spitalfields Music, Pro Corda and Kings School, Ely and sometimes in Sri Lanka for the singing charity, Songbound.

She enjoys playing in Wales when she gets the opportunity. This is sometimes through Rachel Podger and her group, Brecon Baroque or more recently through her swiss connection, with Ensemble Cymru. http://naomiburrell.com

 Jacqueline Pischorn, Soprano, Austria

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Jacqueline Pischorn was born in Austria and studied singing at the University of Music and Dramatic Art in Graz and at Trinity College of Music in London where she worked with conductors Diego Masson and Peter Stark. She studied contemporary music at the Britten-Pears School with Oliver Knussen and Rosemary Hardy.

A great success was a first performance of a piece (Kyng Orfeo), written for her by Ian Schofield, at Turner Sims Hall in Southampton, accompanied by pianist David Owen Norris.

Oratorio performances in London include Mozart’s Vespers and St John Passion at St John’s Smith Square, Mozart’s Requiem at Cadogan Hall, and B Minor Mass in Southwark Cathedral, each with James Gaddarn and the Orpheus Choir. She appeared also in many concerts as soloist with the Portsmouth Baroque Choir.

In Newbury Jacqueline sang the part of Venus in Venus and Adonis, Anima in La Rappresentazione di Anima e di Corpo and the first performance of Rossetti Requiem, a new composition by Edward Lambert. Last year she performed Haydn’s Seasons there. As part of the Chichester Festival Jacqueline sang the part of the Angel in Handel’s Jephtha with The Consort of Twelve under Paul Esswood.

In Scotland Jacqueline sang with Peebles Choral Societey, most recently Mendelssohn’s oratorio Paulus and Hummel’s Mass in Eflat with Anstruther Choral Society

Jacqueline sang Filia in Carissimi’s Jephthe with Cockermouth Choral Society, and Bach’s solo cantata for trumpet and soprano ‘Jauchzet Gott’ in Kendal, as well as Haydn’s Nelson Mass, conducted by Ian Thompson.

Jacqueline is the German Language Coach for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, for The Wales International Academy of Voice, for Morley College and for Welsh National Opera where she has been coaching many productions such as Meistersinger, Lohengrin, Tristan, Wozzeck, Lulu, Moses und Aron,.. In 2011 and 2014 she coached a staged production of St John Passion at the Nationale Reisopera in Enschede Netherlands where she also worked on Siegfried. Her book “German Diction for English-speaking singers” was published by Caddy Publishing in March 2007.

Jan 2015

Immanuel Voigt, Piano, Germany   Immanuel Voigt

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Award-winning pianist Immanuel Voigt won a scholarship in 2013 for postgraduate studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

He has appeared in venues across the UK, most recently in London’s St. Martin in the Fields, in Haddo House, Scotland, in Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Center on the Glanfa Stage, in the Dora Stoutzker Hall and in the Mansion House. He was a finalist and prize winner at the 2014 EPTA piano competition in Manchester. Other recent prizes include the 1st Prize at the Beethoven Sonata Competition of the Scotland Music Festival 2013 and the 1st Prize at the Ogston Music Prize in 2012.

Immanuel has worked in masterclasses with internationally renowned pianists including Freddy Kempf, Martin Roscoe, Mikhail Kazakevich, Leslie Howard, Tamara Stefanovich, Louis Schwizgebel, Llyr Williams, Benjamin Frith and Peter Hill. An experienced solo pianist, he also plays in orchestral and chamber-music settings and works with singers and instrumentalists.

Alongside his studies he is not only a committed piano tutor but also works for the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama playing classical as well as light music for functions and events. http://www.immanuelvoigt.com/biography/

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