Guildhall School’s Faculty Artist Series with countertenor Andrew Watts
Guildhall School professors are leaders in their fields, pre-eminent in teaching, performing, recording and research. In 2008, the Guildhall School launched a series of performances by senior professors, giving public, staff and students the opportunity to see these leading musicians perform in the intimate setting of the School.
Professor of Voice Andrew Watts takes to the stage on 7 May, in the last Faculty Artist recital of the academic year, following on from the successes of Deputy Head of Strings Louise Hopkins and David Corkhill, Professor of Timpani and Percussion.
Andrew Watts’ previous engagements include operatic appearances with the Royal Opera, English National Opera, Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, and the Teatro La Fenice, Venice. He has appeared at an array of prestigious festivals including Glyndebourne, Almeida Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, Batignano Festival and the Dresden Music Festival. Andrew’s concert engagements include performances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Edinburgh International Festival and the Hanover Band at the Wigmore Hall. Andrew is also an established recording artist and broadcasts regularly in England and abroad. Recordings include an acclaimed edition of Boyce’s Ode For St Cecilia’s Day with The Hanover Band for ASV and Lost Objects for Teldec.
7 May 2009, 7.30pm, Guildhall School Music Hall
Andrew Watts countertenor
Linnhe Robertson piano
Songs by Dowland, Tippet, Wolf, Howells, Gurney, Quilter, Adès, Richard Strauss, Duparc, Hahn, Yiu, Purcell arr. Britten and Porter