Lucy Farrimond soprano
Sat 22 Oct, 12:15
A charming programme of English Romantic Song including works by Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Elgar and Benjamin Britten
Lucy Farrimond soprano
Duncan Glenday piano
Venue: Uppermill Methodist Church OL3 6AX
Time: 12.15 – 13.15
Lucy Farrimond is a lyric soprano based in Manchester and has recently completed a master’s degree at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Jane Irwin. Lucy has performed at esteemed venues throughout the UK and abroad, including: The Royal Albert Hall, The Bridgewater Hall, Snape Maltings and The UK Embassy in Paris. At the age of 21, Lucy made her BBC Proms solo debut in Haydn's 'The Creation' at The Royal Albert Hall, with the BBC Philharmonic and BBC Proms Youth Choir, conducted by Omer Meir Wellber.
Lucy was selected by 'Gaulitana: A Festival of Music’, to participate in a masterclass and concert with internationally-renowned Maltese soprano Miriam Gauci in Gozo, Malta and was subsequently offered a principal role in Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut'. Lucy also participated in Melofonetica's 'Veneto Opera Summer School' in August 2019 - after being awarded a 'Badoer Dalla Rizza' scholarship - where she performed principal and chorus roles in the historic Teatro Eleonora Duse, Asolo. Lucy looks forward to participating in ‘Verāo Clássico 2022’ in Lisbon, Portugal, where she will work with soprano Anna Samuil.
Duncan Glenday enjoys a busy and varied performing career as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Since completing his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, he has performed over 300 concerts throughout the UK, including appearing at venues such as: St James’ Piccadilly, London; the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester; the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford; Hutcheson’s Hall, Glasgow; and at the Lowry, Salford Quays with the Northern Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared at Festivals including the International Lake District Summer Music Festival, the Ryedale and Isle of Wight Festivals whilst in 2010 he gave a solo recital for the inaugural Geneva International Academy and Festival.
Duncan has held piano teaching posts at the RNCM Junior Department, Chetham’s School of Music and Yorkshire Young Musicians, and is currently a Tutor of Piano at The University of Manchester. He is also the Founder and Artistic Director of the Uppermill Summer and Autumn Music Festivals.