Music by Schubert, Vaughan Williams, and Liszt
You are warmly welcome to an exciting and evocative evening of selections from Schubert’s Winterreise, Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, Liszt’s setting of Petrarch’s most famous Sonnet (104), and new piano and vocal music by John Thomson, including PB Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’.
John Thomson studied violin and piano at the Royal Academy of Music and began his career as an international concert pianist, having studied at the Liszt Academy in Budapest under a Government Scholarship. He’s also performed in the Purcell Room at London Southbank, and won the Vaughan Williams Trust Prize. He continued to perform and compose in Cornwall.
Jesse Giuliani is a freelancing lyric baritone currently based in Cornwall and recent winner of the 2019 Recital Song Prize at the Cornwall Music Festival. His engagements have included bass solos in Handel’s Messiah, Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, Christus in Bach’s St John Passion, the roles of Dr Grenvil in Verdi’s La Traviata and Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Upcoming events to include solos and recitals: Bach Cantatas, Five Mystical Songs, Songs of Travel, Purcell’s King Arthur, and Finzi’s Let Us Garlands Bring.