Young Star to Dazzle Leicester Audience
young singer acclaimed in the UK and overseas for his dramatic and lyrical gifts
as well as his exceptional ability to communicate will be appearing at the
University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centre on Saturday, February 8,
the second concert in a series celebrating A New Musical Generation at the RAC,
the Swedish baritone Håkan Vramsmo, who trained in Sweden, Holland, France and
Germany and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, will perform
songs by Schubert, Mozart, Liszt, Butterworth and Haydn Wood.
will be followed on Saturday, March 15, 2003 by Elizabeth
Couling (oboe), concerto finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year
2000; and on Thursday 22 May 2003 by Alison
Balsom (trumpet), brass finalist of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 1998
and prizewinner at the Maurice André International Competition, Paris.
Vramsmo has given recitals in the UK, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Germany,
Lisbon, Tel Aviv and Sweden. He was a
prizewinner at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in 1999 and the
Stuttgart International Lieder Competition in 2001, the same year he sang the
role of Robert Easton in Vaughan Williams’ A Serenade to Music at the opening
night of the Proms.
versatile performer, his repertoire ranges from Gregorian Chant to Renaissance
and Baroque music as well as standard oratorio roles.
of the series of recitals which will feature young stars of the music world over
the next three years, Organising Tutor for Music at the Richard Attenborough
Centre Philip Herbert said: “Håkan
Vramsmo enjoys communicating through song in the broadest sense of the word, and
this recital promises to be memorable, as there will be something in his
performance to delight all those who are drawn to vocal music.
of these young and gifted artists go on to do great things, including joining
the BBC’s New Generation Artists’ scheme, where they are encouraged to work
with musicians of similar outlook in playing solo recitals, chamber music,
broadcasts and recordings.”
Commercial Service and Sales Centre will exclusively sponsor four concerts per
year for three years under the banner “A New Musical Generation”.
Communications Manager Andy Milner said: “High quality people are at
the heart of our business, especially here in Leicester where we are one of the
largest employers. HSBC’s sponsorship of concerts at the Richard Attenborough Centre
will be an ideal way for the bank to put back into the community locally while
enjoying an ongoing association with quality and talent.”
Vramsmo’s recital will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2003 at 7.30 pm at
the University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centre, Lancaster Road,
cost £10, £9 (retired) and £7.50 (concession), and group booking discounts
are available. Further details are available from the Centre, telephone 0116 252
2455, facsimile 0116 252 5165, email RACentre@le.ac.uk
NOTE TO EDITORS: More
information is available from Philip Herbert, Organising Tutor for Music,
University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centre, telephone 0116 223 1526,
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