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Love Sought

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IMG_5523Roxanna Panufnik’s “Love Sought” for Mezzo-Soprano, Viola and Piano World Premier will take place live on Radio 3 In Tune 22nd April 2016, Stratford upon Avon.

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for its BBC Shakespeare Festival 2016 marking 400 years since the Bard’s death.

Monday 11th April 2016 the piece was recorded at Maide Vale Studios with Anna Tillbrook, piano and Rachel Roberts, Viola and on Thursday 14th April 2016  a video was directed by animator & VJ Mischa Giancovich as part of the EBU Song Book project.

Kathryn is an opera singer, concert and song recitalist from Liverpool. Described by What's on Stage as 'One of Britain's brightest young mezzos' and named as The Times 'Rising Star of Classical Music.' Kathryn regularly works with leading singers, instrumentalists, orchestras and ensembles in concerts and broadcasts nationally and internationally.

Kathryn has performed leading opera roles for companies including English National Opera, Glyndebourne and Opera North. She has made recordings for Hyperion, Chandos, Somm, Nyman Records and her debut CD 'Love's Old Sweet Song' was released by Champs Hill Records. Kathryn was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist 2015-17.

Kathryn trained at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, studying voice with Susan Roper and piano with Naomi Kayayan. Her many awards include the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for the Singing of Richard Strauss, Susan Chilcott Scholarship and The Joaninah Trust Award. Kathryn is an Associate Artist of the Royal Northern College of Music and teaches singing at The University of Manchester.

Kathryn co-founded Mersey Wave Music Choir in 2012 in her home city of Liverpool and was recipient of the Merseyside Woman of the Year Arts Award in 2016. Kathryn has a passion for championing and supporting live music making within community and healthcare settings; especially to support staff, patients and relatives throughout healthcare. In loving memory of her parents who were both cancer patients.

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