Free Lunchtime Vocal Recital – Alexander Duliba and Joanna Marie Skillett
To be announced.
Alexander Duliba Baritone
Joanna Marie Skillett Soprano
Magnus Gilljam Piano
FREE Lunchtime Concerts are FREE, suggested donation £3.50 which goes towards the work of St Martin’s
Baritone Alexander Duliba is Scholar from both the Guildhall school of music and the Royal College of music and Grange Park Opera. During his time at RCM he performed as Starveling for the BBIOS’s production of a Midsummer nights dream under Michael Rosewell. He has performed at Barbican, Wigmore hall, OHP, Grange Park Opera, Co-Opera & Co, Aldeburgh Festival, Royal Festival Hall & Oxford lieder festival. Last year he made his debut at Grange Park Opera main stage singing the role of Prince Yamadori and covering the role of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly under the direction of John Doyle and conducted by Gianluca Marciano. This year he has performed in Opera di Peroni, Go Opera’s La Rondine as Perichaud on tour and will be performing in Rossini’s Maometto Secondo with Garsington Opera conducted by David Parry and a recital in St. Paul’s Covent Garden commemorating the 350th anniversary of Drury Lane.
Joanna Marie Skillett was recently awarded a Distinction from The Royal Academy of Music for her Masters Degree.
She has appeared as Soprano soloist for The Royal Opera House’s Production Park Grand Opening; the lead role in the premiere of Random for English Touring Opera and at the Lytham Proms with gold status soprano Lesley Garrett. Her performance schedule also includes concerts with The Royal Opera House’s Head of Music David Syrus; the distinguished Opera director John Copley at Amersham Music Festival (as Mimì in La Bohème); and as a Guest Solo Artist for Macmillan’s ‘For Dusty’ Tribute at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Recent role debuts include Mozart’s La Contessa, Donna Elvira, First Lady and a concert performance of Puccini’s Musetta of La Bohème at Windsor’s Theatre Royal, in the presence of HRH Prince Edward.
Joanna has worked with many distinguished artists including Trevor Pinnock CBE, Robert Tear CBE, Dennis O’Neill CBE, David Syrus, John Copley, Dame Felicity Lott, Sir John Tomlinson, John Mark Ainsley, Barbara Bonney, Mary Plazas and Susan Bullock. Recent awards include Essex Musician of the Year, The RAM Richard Desmond Award, The Freda Parry Scholarship for Singers and The George Heim Memorial Trust Award. In 2012, she became a Concordia Foundation Artist.
When not performing herself, Joanna is an active supporter of Music and Arts within the Community and was awarded The Royal Academy of Music Open Academy Clifford Chance Fellowship. In May 2010, Joanna was inducted as Patron for her local children’s school Corbets Tey.
Magnus Gilljam was born in Sweden and studied piano initially at the conservatiore at Gothenburg University. In 1999 he came to the UK for post-graduate studies in accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is now based in London working as a freelance pianist and musical director. Magnus’ wide ranging career spans from musical theatre to opera and he performs regularly in song recitals around the UK and Europe, and also works as a session pianist, repetiteur and vocal coach.