I am happy to be launching today my Embodied Monologues Research Series hosted by Maynooth University and taking place in different institutions across Ireland. Embodied Monologues seeks to generate responses and challenges to the idea of solo or ‘mono’ performance. What, it asks, is the role of the intertextual, the multimedial, the intercorporeal in this mode […]

La Belle Époque voice and piano duo’s mini Winter tour resumed at Piano Eckenstein’s, a historical landmark of Basel’s musical life. Elitza and I had a blast performing in a beautiful hall, surrounded by a number of breathtaking pianos and evocative historical visual testimonies of the venue’s life. Piano Eckenstein is in fact a traditional […]

La Belle Époque Duo will  perform in Jecklin’s, historical Music House in Zurich on Friday December 11, . It is especially a honour for  La Belle Époque Duo to perform in one of the sacred temples of classical music in Zurich, especially during advent time, when the city shows its truest and warmest colours. Jecklin is part of Zurich’s cultural […]

I celebrated my return to Ireland after my summer holidays performing my ‘Pardon My English’ for Heritage Week. I was accompanied by Maestro Antonio Cascelli, a very talented pianist and musicologist, who also happens to be a very good friend and colleague of mine here in Ireland. We enjoyed playing in magnificent Castletown House, Ireland’s largest […]

It was a real pleasure for me to open Stephen Davies‘ exhibition “Inhale/Exhale” at the Art Café in Winchester. The exhibition by the New Zealand artist featured beautiful paintings by the theme of inhalation and nature, and the venue provided a suggestive and cozy atmosphere for my performance. I came up with a programme of songs by a theme that could evoke […]

13 January 2013, “Venus as a Boy” Café Concert, The Art Café Winchester. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) ‘Voi che sapete’ Cherubino’s Canzona from Le nozze di Figaro , libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte (Act II, Scene 3). At Susanna’s urging, the young page Cherubino sings the Countess a love song that he wrote for her.  George Friderich […]

“Recital”, 14 June 2012, 7:30 pm St. Denys Church, Southampton, UK Part I: Venus as a Boy C. Gounod, ‘Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle’ Stephano’s aria from Roméo et Juliette, libretto by J. Barbier (Act III, Scene 2). W. A. Mozart, ‘Voi che sapete’ Cherubino’s canzona from Le nozze di Figaro, libretto by L. Da Ponte […]