ART SONG SERIES

Songs of Home

With Njabulo Madlala (baritone) & William Vann (piano)

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Njabulo Madlala is one of the most exciting recitalists of his generation. Born in Durban, South Africa, he won a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2002. He went on to win the Kathleen Ferrier Award, the singing section of the Royal Overseas League Competition and was the 2014 Standard Bank Young Artist. Performances venues all over the world include the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Bergen National Opera and the Dutch National Opera. Njabulo and William Vann, Artistic Director of the PizzaExpress Live Art Song series and his regular recital partner, perform a wonderful selection of repertoire from around the world, including folk songs from his South African homeland.

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"Njabulo Madlala riveted every listener in the hall with his musical storytelling" - The Times

"A special word for William Vann’s deft pianism" - Gramophone

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Njabulo Madlala was born in Durban, South Africa. In 2002 he won a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama for graduate and postgraduate studies. He went on to study for a further year at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill.

Among his accolades Njabulo is the winner of the 2010 Kathleen Ferrier Award, 2012 Singers Section Final of the Royal Overseas League Competition, the 2012 Lorna Viol Memorial Prize, the Royal Overseas League Trophy for the most outstanding musician from overseas and Standard Bank Young Artist Award for 2014.

Highlights in recent seasons include his main stage debut at the Royal Opera House in Shostakovich’s The Nose, Schaunard La bohème and Bartolomeo Il furioso all’isola di San Domingo both for English Touring Opera, his Norwegian debut in Orlando Gough’s Voices and Votes for the Bergen National Opera, and a series of Gershwin Concerts for Raymond Gubbay, on tour. In the current season Njabulo will perform a concert of Porgy & Bess in Moscow and further ahead makes his debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra, English National Opera and the Dutch National Opera.

Njabulo and William Vann, Artistic Director of the Pizza Express Art Song series and his regular recital partner, perform a wonderful selection of repertoire from around the world. French, German and English art songs by Henri Duparc, Robert Schumann, Richard Strauss, Roger Quilter and Ralph Vaughan Williams will be heard alongside a selection of opera arias, American spirituals and folk songs from Njabulo’s South African homeland.

Programme:
Songs by Duparc, Quilter, Schumann, Strauss and Vaughan Williams
Opera arias
American Spirituals
South African folk songs

Njabulo Madlala - baritone
njabulomadlala.com

 William Vann - piano
www.williamvann.com

Njabulo Madlala (baritone)

 William Vann (piano)