SONGS from Sea Pictures by Edward Elgar; from Liederkreis Op.39 by Schumann; Le bestiaire by Poulenc
PIANO SOLOS – Schumann and his circle:
Robert Schumann ‘Chopin’ from Carnaval
Clara Schumann Prelude in Bflat
Ferdinand Hiller Study in cross-rhythms
Theodor Kirchner 2 Preludes from Op.9
Joachim Raff 3 Pieces from Frühlingsbote
Scottish mezzo-soprano Laura Margaret Smith has worked with many international musicians such as Dame Felicity Palmer, Elly Ameling, Jane Eaglen, Lisa Milne, and Malcolm Martineau. Operatic engagements include Hermia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Scottish Opera and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Winner of the Florence Veitch Ibler prize for Oratorio, Laura is an experienced concert soloist and has performed in concert halls around the country, most notably premiering a new work by Ronald Corp at the Royal Festival Hall with the New London Orchestra, and at the Usher Hall and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with the RSNO.