Saturday, 11 September 2010

In Aldeburgh 2010

Aldeburgh is a small sea side town in Suffolk. It is above all famous for having been the home of the great British composer Benjamin Britten and his long-standing partner Peter Pears.
Throughout the year and especially during the summer, Aldeburgh and the surrounding area is home to a vast array of classical music events, concerts and master classes. A highly sought after proving, and intense learning ground for young singers, the set of summer courses ended this week with Roger Vignoles working with young students from Canada, the US, Germany, Poland and Britain, on songs by Hugo Wolf and Richard Strauss.

As a guest, I found that nothing really quite compares to Aldeburgh and combined with the level of artistry provided through musicians such as Roger, these young singers really accomplished great music making. 

This repertoire and the working with such great professionals of our time, makes up the core of the Classical Voice. I think, as young singers we are so eager to understand and become accomplished in those arts, as only then, will we finally be able to achieve new things and create greatness in our own times.