Iain Burnside presents a recital of songs by two young Swedish singers. Includes music by Fauré, Wolf, Strauss, Liszt, Stenhammar and Rangström.
Malin Christensson & Håkan Vramsmo
Born in Sweden, Malin Christensson studied at the Royal College of Music.
Her operatic training has included the roles of Susanna, Zerlina, Pamina, Semele, Governess (Turn of the Screw), Sophie (Werther and Der Rosenkavalier), Adele (Fledermaus), Tytania (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Massenet's Manon.
In 2004, she had a tremendous success singing Constance in 'Les Dialogues des Carmelites' at the Royal College. Last summer, she sang Handel's 'L'Allegro' with Richard Egarr at the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh and the Fox in Janacek's 'The Cunning Little Vixen' for British Youth Opera.
Her future engagements include Papagena at both the Vienna and Aix-en-Provence Festivals, conducted by Daniel Harding.
In recital she has performed Wolf's 'Italienisches Liederbuch' for the Oxford Lieder Festival with Malcolm Martineau and has given solo recitals at Leighton House and St James Garlichythe in London. She has recorded for the BBC Radio 3 Voices series.
Born in Sweden, Håkan Vramsmo won a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama graduating with distinction in 2001. He went on to sing at the opening night of the Proms.
Håkan has performed extensively on the concert platform, winning top prizes at major international competitions. Over the last two years he has returned to Wigmore Hall, given debut concerts at Bridgewater Hall, the Aldeburgh, Bath, and Newbury Spring Festivals and recorded for BBC Radio 3 and Stockholm Radio.
He has also appeared with the Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra and given concerts in Dublin, Sweden, Denmark and France. Future plans include a recital with Roger Vignoles in Santiago de Compostela and concerts with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul McCreesh.
This summer Hakan covered the role of Papageno in The Magic Flute at Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Operatic work has included the role of The Count (Marriage of Figaro ) with the Opera Company Ideefixe in France and Belgium, and the title role of DonGiovanni with English Touring Opera.