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Natalie Burch & Anna Cavaliero

Piano, Soprano

Natalie Burch, Anna Cavaliero
South East

Bio

“Natalie Burch (pianist) and Anna Cavaliero (soprano) first met and worked together as Britten Pears Young Artists, studying with Dame Ann Murray and Malcolm Martineau on a mastercourse focusing on Benjamin Britten’s song cycles. Whilst British art song remains a beloved staple of their repertoire, this has expanded to include french mélodie, german Lieder and also operatic arias. In April 2018 they will perform together at the Devon Song Festival, which Natalie runs as artistic director. Between them, Natalie and Anna have trained at several of Europe’s most prestigious musical institutions. Pianist Natalie Burch specialises in vocal accompaniment and is widely in demand as a song pianist across the UK. She was winner of the accompaniment prize at the 2015 Maureen Lehane Awards at Wigmore Hall, a finalist alongside 2nd Prize winner James Way at the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and is a current Britten-Pears Young Artist. She was a finalist in the 2017 Somerset Song Prize, a recipient of the Sam Hutchings Prize to study at Oxenfoord with Malcolm Martineau and a Help Musicians grant to study at the 2016 Oxford Lieder Mastercourse led by Wolfgang Holzmair. Natalie is co-founder of SongSpiel who are currently in residency at METAL with Ensemble Perpetuo and composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad working on her song cycle The Thought Machine, and are soon to make the first performance of a new programme based around Dominic Argento’s A Few Words about Chekhov. Natalie was a fellow at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she gained a masters with distinction under the tutelage of Eugene Asti and Andrew West. She formerly studied with John Railton before moving to Chetham’s School of Music to study solo piano with Peter Lawson. In 2014 she graduated with first class honors from King’s College London where she studied musicology and studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music with Daniel-Ben Pienaar and Andrew West. Anna Cavaliero is a British-Hungarian classical soprano and Britten-Pears Young Artist. A keen recitalist of song repertoire, Anna also has an affinity for baroque vocal music and is particularly sought after for her performances of oratorio works by Handel, Haydn, and Bach. She was awarded a scholarship to the International Händel Akademie, Karlsruhe, in 2017, and recently gave a concert, ‘Vivaldi and beyond’, at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Anna was also awarded the Cuthbert Smith Prize (2nd place) in the Royal College of Music’s Lies Askonas Competition 2017. In August 2018, she will perform the role of Zerlina in Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ for Waterperry Opera Festival’s inaugural season. Further recent operatic engagements include Mab/Adelaide in Jonathan Dove’s ‘The Enchanted Pig’; Euridice (cover) for Longborough Festival Opera’s ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’; Die Prinzessin in Peter Maxwell-Davies’ ‘The Hogboon’ at the Philharmonie Luxembourg; Galatea (‘Acis and Galatea’) with RCM at Snape Maltings. Whilst based in London, Anna travels to the Mozarteum in Salzburg to study with Barbara Bonney on the Postgradualer Lehrgang Gesang. She was a Drapers de Turckheim scholar at the Royal College of Music (MPerf, distinction) and previously studied at Trinity College, Cambridge University (MA, English Literature) and Rice University, Houston.”

Piano, Soprano