RECITAL: Shona Knight, soprano & Nicola Grunberg, pianist

Soprano, Shona Knight

Soprano, Shona Knight

Their programme will include Mozart’s Alleluia, Schubert’s Gretchen am Spinnrade and The Laughing Song from Strauss’ Die Fledermaus.

Sun 3, St. Michael’s Church, free, retiring collection

Shona Knight, biography:

After growing up in Sussex, Shona Knight studied for a BA(Hons.) in Music at Durham University, graduating in 2013. A choral scholar of St. John’s College in her final year she won a concerto competition to perform Britten’s Soprano Song Cycle Les Illuminations with Durham University Chamber Orchestra before touring the work in Prague.

Shona attended two summer schools in August 2015: Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers and Ardingly International Music School where she took part in masterclasses with teachers including Robin Bowman, Richard Jackson and Kathryn Harries of the National Opera Studio.

Recent solo performances have included the soprano solos in Handel’s Messiah andL’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Mendelssohn’s Saint Pauland Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Durham Cathedral.

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