John Dowland — Come again, sweet love doth now invite
John Dowland —Can she excuse my wrongs?
John Dowland — the Frogg Galliard
Thomas Morley — It was a lover and his lass
Robert Johnson — Have you seen but the white lily grow?
Robert Johnson — Where the bee sucks
John Dowland — a Fantasia
John Dowland — In darkness let me dwell
John Dowland — Lady, if you so spite me
Lorenzino di Roma — a Fantasia
Giulio Caccini — Amarilli mia bella
Anonymous —Vuestros ojos tienen d’amor no sé qué
Tobias Hume — Tobacco is like love
Hopkins Brown Duo
Ruth Hopkins Soprano
Sam Brown Lute
Ruth Hopkins read Music at Oxford University and her postgraduate vocal studies were supported by the Dame Felicity Lott Bursary. A versatile soprano, she has premiered music at LSO St Lukes and Leeds Lieder Festival.
She directs K’antu Ensemble with whom she has opened Göttingen International Handel Festival’s 2015 Historische Reihe. Other international engagements include the Liszt Academy Museum and Zsolnay Cultural Quarter (Hungary), Port Cultural Cetate (Romania) and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt). Her two albums Dancing & the Divine and Gusto have featured on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction and in Early Music Today Magazine. She has also broadcast live on In Tune during a residency at the South Bank Centre
She recently won an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK and will take up a Live Music Now SEND Fellowship next year.
Sam Brown graduated from the RCM in 2015, having trained under Jakob Lindberg, and spent 2016 studying with Lorenzo Micheli at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italia in Lugano.
A core member of consort Dowland Works, he has performed for such diverse disciplines as Elizabethan theatre and contemporary art installations, and in venues worldwide including the House of Lords, St James’ Piccadilly, and the Sala Joaquin Turina in Seville. In 2015, he gave the first Kenyan performance of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with Nairobi Orchestra.
This year, he will be recording The Travels of Turlough O’Carolan, a chamber concerto dedicated to him by Barry Mills, on Claudio Records. Sam plays a seven-course lute by Michael Lowe, formerly owned by Anthony Rooley.