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Free Lunchtime Concert: Mimi Doulton (Soprano) & Dominic Degavino (Piano)

Tuesday 27 August 2019

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Representing Park Lane Group

Programme

Purcell – If Music be the Food of Love
Purcell – Music for a While
Purcell – Halcyon Days
Purcell – Hark the Echoing Air
Messiaen – Chants de terre et de ciel

Mimi Doulton Soprano
Dominic Degavino Piano

Performers

Mimi Doulton is a soprano of British-Pakistani origin, with a particular interest in contemporary opera and song. She is a Park Lane Group Young Artist and an Opera Prelude Artist for 2018/19, and was previously a Fondation Royaumont Voix Nouvelles scholar. She has recently created roles in Wake with Birmingham Opera Company (directed by Graham Vick); Blue Electric and Schutzwall at Tête a Tête, and developed new operas with the Royal Opera, Mahogany Opera Group and Snape Maltings. As a recitalist, she has premiered works at venues including Wigmore Hall, Club Inégales and Fondation Royaumont. She was part of the London Symphony Orchestra’s ‘This is Rattle’ Festival in 2017/18, and performed Copland’s 12 poems of Emily Dickinson in the Barbican Hall as part of the LSO’s Bernstein Centenary celebrations. She graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with distinction in 2018 and was previously a choral scholar at King’s College London, graduating with first-class honours in Music and Languages in 2015. She continues her studies with Gary Coward.

Pianist Dominic Degavino has performed concerts in venues across the United Kingdom and beyond, including solo performances at Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre as a Park Lane Group artist, at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and the Lichfield and Edinburgh festivals, among others. Concerto appearances include performances with the Manchester Camerata and Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra. In recent years, he has achieved considerable competition success, including winning the RNCM Gold Medal Competition, 3rd Prize at the Concours International de Piano d’Epinal in France, and keyboard section prizes of both the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition and the 2017 Royal Over-Seas League Competition. He has taken part in masterclasses with eminent pianists such as Lang Lang, Richard Goode, Imogen Cooper, Peter Frankl and John O’Conor. Alongside work as a soloist, he is a passionate chamber musician, accompanist, and jazz player, performing extensively and winning prizes with a wide array of ensembles. Having received the majority of his musical education in Manchester at Chetham’s School of Music and the RNCM under the tutelage of Helen Krizos, Dominic Degavino is now continuing his studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with tutors Charles Owen and Noriko Ogawa. He is generously supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Help Musicians UK and the South Square Trust.

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