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04/09 - Alex Grainger (tenor) & Natalie Burch (piano) - St Martin-in-the-Fields

  • st martin-in-the-fields Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ (map)
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Mozart - Il Mio Tesoro

Tosti - L’ultima Canzone; Ideale; Aprille

Lalo - Vainement, ma bien-aimee (Le Roi D’Ys)

Frank Bridge - Go not Happy Day; E’en as a lovely Flower; O that it were so; Love went A riding

Quilter - Now sleeps the crimson petal; June


Alexander Grainger is a Yorkshire based promising young tenor. He studied under with Paul Nilon at the Royal Northern College of Music, graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance. Alexander has performed extensively across Britain and Europe, recent performances include Alfredo (La Traviata), Ferrando (Cosi Fan Tutte) with Opera Devon and also Gastone ( La Traviata) Manx Opera festival on the isle of  Man. Alexander is also a keen performer of Contemporary Opera, debuting roles in ‘A Christmas Meeting’ and also several in ‘Too Hot to Hoot’ as part of the Classical Sheffield Festival with Opera On Location. Alexander has also covered Aufidio (Lucio Silla), Arturo (Lucia Di Lammermoor) and the Mayor (Albert Herring) at Buxton Opera festival. In 2018 Alexander was excited to be work at Glyndebourne festival for the first time, covering the role of Footman in Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss). Alexander’s studies were kindly supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and he is proud to be a Concordia Artist.

Natalie Burch is widely in demand as a song pianist across the UK. She won the accompaniment prize at the 2015 Maureen Lehane Awards at Wigmore Hall, was a finalist alongside the 2nd Prize winner at the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and is a current Britten-Pears, Leeds Lieder and Samling Young Artist. She was a finalist in the 2017 Somerset Song Prize, received the Sam Hutchings Prize to study at Oxenfoord with Malcolm Martineau and a Help Musicians grant to study at the 2018 International Lied Festival, Zeist. Natalie is co-founder of SongSpiel, a multi-voice chamber ensemble and is artistic director of the Devon Song Festival.

Natalie is a staff pianist at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she gained her masters with distinction. She formerly studied at Chetham’s School of Music and in 2014, graduated with first class honors from King's College London in musicology with piano at RAM.