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Wingham International Music Festival Presents...

Sophie Bevan MBE (Soprano) and Ryan Wigglesworth (Piano) perform Early Schubert, Müller-Hermann and Mahler

One of the finest singers of her generation is joined by her husband, the celebrated pianist, composer and conductor for a programme of exquisite music.

Sophie Bevan MBE

Recognised as one of the leading lyric sopranos of her generation Sophie Bevan studied at the Royal College of Music where she was awarded the Queen Mother Rose bowl for excellence in performance. She was the recipient of the 2010 Critics’ Circle award for Exceptional Young Talent, The Times Breakthrough Award at the 2012 South Bank Sky Arts Awards, Young Singer award at the 2013 inaugural International Opera Awards and was made an MBE for services to music in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2019.

She works regularly with leading orchestras worldwide and with conductors including Sir Antonio Pappano, Daniel Harding, Andris Nelsons, Edward Gardner, Laurence Cummings, Sir Mark Elder, Ivor Bolton and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. Recent and future highlights include Ah! Perfido, The Seasons, Knussen Whitman settings and Ryan Wigglesworth’s Augenlieder all with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Strauss’ Four Last Songs with the Philharmonia, Les Illuminations with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Aurora Orchestra and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Faure Requiem and Haydn Nelson Mass with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Schubert Mass no 6 and the St Matthew Passion with the Concertgebouw, Alexander’s Feast in Madrid and Vienna with The King’s Consort.

Ryan Wigglesworth

Ryan Wigglesworth, who took up the position of Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in September 2022, has established himself as one of the foremost composer-conductors of his generation. He was Principal Guest Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra from 2015 to 2018 and Composer in Residence at English National Opera. He held the Daniel R. Lewis Composer Fellowship with the Cleveland Orchestra for the two seasons 2013/15 and 14/15 and was Composer-in- Residence at the 2018 Grafenegg Festival. In close partnership with the Royal Academy of Music, he recently founded the Knussen Chamber Orchestra which made both its Aldeburgh Festival and BBC Proms debuts in 2019.

(Please note this event will be taking place at St Mary’s Church, Canterbury Road, Wingham, CT3 1BB)

Sophie Bevan MBE and Ryan Wigglesworth: Schubert, Müller-Hermann and Mahler

Sun 5 May

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