Intimate Lute Song Recital by Iestyn Davies and Thomas Dunford
18th September 6pm
Berdoulat 8 Margaret's Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP
Familiar to audiences of the Carnegie Hall, New York, London’s Wigmore Hall and across the world, Iestyn Davies and Thomas Dunford visit Berdoulat to perform a range of music from the Elizabethan gems of John Dowland right through to the present day. In a run up to their week long residency at London’s Barbican Centre where they will perform a staged “An Anatomy of Melancholy” with director Netia Jones, Thomas and Iestyn bring the intimate world of the lute song to Bath in this rare excursion outside of the capital.
Iestyn Davies MBE - Countertenor
In 2017 Iestyn was awarded an MBE by the Queen for his services to Music. A former Cambridge choral scholar, he went on to study singing at the Royal Academy of Music. An esteemed Handelian, he has astounded audiences globally with his vocal agility in roles such as Orlando, Rinaldo, Giulio Cesare, Ottone Agrippina, David Saul. His intelligent and considered interpretations have led to fruitful collaborations with Thomas Adès, George Benjamin and Nico Muhly. Iestyn has appeared on Broadway, making his debut in a revival of his west-end theatre project, Farinelli and the King, with Mark Rylance and received an Olivier Award nomination. A celebrated recitalist, with repertoire ranging from Dowland to Clapton, three times he has been awarded the Gramophone Recital Award, and in 2017 won the Gramophone Baroque Vocal Award.
Thomas Dunford - Lute
Thomas Dunford is one of the most versatile and in-demand lutenists of today, both as a soloist and ensemble musician. Hailed as the "Eric Clapton of the lute", he is renowned for his inventive programming and sensitive ensemble playing. He has given solo recitals at major concert halls throughout the world including Carnegie Hall New York, London’s Wigmore Hall, Washington Kennedy Center, and Palau de la Musica Barcelona, and made festival appearances at Utrecht, Saintes, Nantes, Montpellier, Ambronay amongst others.
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