Monday 25 February 2013

Julia Lezhneva, London solo concert debut

Julia Lezhneva
Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva is releasing her first solo recording Alleluia on Decca Classics. The disc features motets by Vivaldi, Porpora, Handel and Mozart accompanied by Il Giardino Armonico conducted by Giovanni Antonini. To celebrate the soprano is making her London solo concert debut at St. James's Church, Piccadilly on 7 March. Accompanied by Michael Antonenko on piano and organ, she is performing selections from the CD pus songs by Rossini, Bellini and Schubert. The concert is in aid of Pushkin House, the Russian cultural centre in London.

Lezhneva is just 23 and amazingly made her professional debut 5 years ago. She trained in Moscow and then at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice with Dennis O'Neill. Performances have varied from work with Mark Minkowski and at the Salzburg Festival to singing at the Classical Brit Awards.

Further information from Julia Lezhneva's website, and the Pushkin House website.

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