Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize

Martin Häßler
Martin Häßler
On Friday 21 June 2013, baritone Martin Häßler will be giving a recital at the Wigmore Hall as the recipient of the annual Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize. The prize annually awards an exceptionally talented Guildhall School musician with a Wigmore Hall recital. On Friday 21 June Häßler will be accompanied by Marek Ruszczynski in a remarkably wide ranging programme which includes Schubert songs (Des Sängers Habe D832, Der Wanderer an den Mond D870, Der Wanderer D493, Bei dir allein D866), Wolf's Mörike Lieder, Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death and Finzi's Let us Garlands bring.

The prize involved Häßler singing in front of a jury which included the Wigmore Hall's director, John Gilhooly, the Guildhall School’s Director of Music, Jonathan Vaughan, and IMG’s Senior Vice President and Co-Director Nicholas Mathias. Martin Häßler is the second prize winner at Thomas Quasthoff's Das Lied, he currently studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Further information about his recital from the Wigmore Hall website.

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