Thursday - 20:00
After a sold out opening concert in September the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society is privileged to announce that it will continue the season with a song recital featuring world acclaimed soprano Dorothea Röschmann and her accompanist Malcolm Martineau.
The concert will take place on Thursday 17 October 2019 at the Convent Ballroom commencing at 8:00pm. The concert is organised on behalf of the Gibraltar Asset Management.
Dorothea Röschmann studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and subsequently in Los Angeles, New York, Tel Aviv, and under Vera Rózsa in London. She has been working as a Lieder and concert singer, both in Germany and abroad, since 1986. She gained international recognition in 1995 with her critically acclaimed debut at the Salzburg Festival, where she sang the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and staged by Luc Bondy. She has returned to the Festival many times to sing Donna Elvira, Countess Almaviva, Ilia, Servilia, Nannetta, Pamina, Florinda and Vitellia, with conductors such as Abbado, Harding, Mackerras and von Dohnányi. In the 2014 festival, she returned to sing Florinda in Fierrabras with Ingo Metzmacher and to the Easter Festival in 2016 for Desdemona in Otello with Christian Thielemann. She was a member of the Ensemble at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin where, in 2016, she was awarded the title of Kammersängerin. A renowned recitalist, she has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Het Concertgebouw, Wiener Konzerthaus and in Antwerp, Lisbon, Madrid, Cologne, Brussels, Oslo and at the Edinburgh, Munich, and Schwarzenberg Festivals. She has also appeared with Mitsuko Uchida at the Lucerne Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall and on tour in the U.S culminating in a recital at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The live recording from Wigmore Hall won the ‘Best Solo Vocal Album’ at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Malcolm Martineau read Music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and in 1981 he went on to study at the Royal College of Music and privately with Joyce Rathbone. Malcolm Martineau recognised as one of the accompanists of his generation, has played in Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Vienna, Milan, Berlin, throughout the United Kingdom and in North America accompanying many of the world’s leading singers. He has appeared at numerous festivals throughout the United Kingdom, and appeared at the Aix-en Provence, Vienna, Edinburgh and Salzburg Festivals and in North and South America. He accompanied the winners of the Lieder prize at the 1989 Cardiff Singer of the World competition, and at the 1990 Elly Ameling Award. His awards include the Walther Gruner International Lieder Competition. He has presented his own series at the Wigmore Hall and the Edinburgh Festival. He has appeared throughout Europe including London’s Wigmore Hall; La Scala, the Chatelet, the Liceu, Berlin’s Philharmonie and Konzerthaus; Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein; North America including both New York’s Alice Tully and Carnegie Halls; Australia including the Sydney Opera House and at the Aix en Provence, Vienna, Edinburgh, Schubertiade, Munich and Salzburg Festivals. He was a given an honorary doctorate at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2004, and appointed International Fellow of Accompaniment in 2009. Malcolm was the Artistic Director of the 2011 Leeds Lieder+ Festival. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to music and young singers.