I have enjoyed a busy year, filled with amazing variety of performances, venues and memorable encounters with great people. I began with a ‘Thank you’ concert with Simon Over at Bob Boas’s generous house. I felt very strongly that I wanted to gather all the people who have been involved and supportive of my singing career and simply to thank them, acknowledge how moved I am to have such an loyal team standing behind me, all who believe in me and walk together with me.
This followed by truly magical engagements. I sang one of my dream pieces Poulenc’s Gloria at the Notre Dame de Paris, Cadogan Hall and a recital at the British Embassy in Paris. Notre Dame welcomed me warmly into its’ massive belly.
‘Friday night is music night’ with BBC Concert orchestra, with whom I have a longstanding collaboration. There I met Alexander Armstrong.
I recorded 3 CDs this year: V. William’s The Scott of Antarctic with Scottish National symphony orchestra, Conducted by Martin Yates. Released by Dutton Epoch records@
Requiem composed by Timothy Hamilton released by Naxos@
Shostakovitch rear works, together with Alexandra Sherman, Sasha Rozdestvensky and Jeremy Menuhin.
Carmina Burana at ‘Three choir festival’ , where I met the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.
Few other singing dreams came true – Chants d’Auvergne and Brahms requiem with OSJ and Maestro John Lubbock, the role of Glauce/Dirce in Medea by Cherubini with Maestro Gianluca Marciano in Beirut, Gustav’s Holst The Mystic Trumpeter (Scena for soprano and orchestra) with BBC Concert Orchestra and Maestro Martin Yates.
Concert in the main auditorium of Barcelona with Richardo Estrada, Singing 11 concerts on the Glorious stage of the Royal Albert Hall, Meeting Tony and Cherie Blair, being chosen the Artist of the month on the Opera Now, singing a recital/interview for Rhinegold LIVE (where Artists are hand-selected by the editors of Classical Music, International Piano and Opera Now magazines) And developing my own one woman show (details to follow).
And I Almost forgot 🙂 I run 10K with my friend Ruti and few hundred amazing women to raise money for cancer research.