Johanna Wallroth, soprano & Malcolm Martineau, piano

Johanna Wallroth, soprano & Malcolm Martineau, piano

Helsinki Sibelius-Akatemian konserttisali, Pohjoinen Rautatienkatu 9


Franz Schubert: Ganymed; Nähe des Geliebten; Bei dir allein; Dass sie hier gewesen; Die junge Nonne; Nacht und Träume; Die Sterne; Seligkeit; Die Rose; Die Forelle; Vedi quanto adoro ancora ingrato!
Claude Debussy: Quatre chansons de jeunesse; Pantomime;
Clair de lune; Pierrot; Apparition

Charles Ives: Memories; Two little flowers; The cage

Agathe Backer Grøndahl:
Barnets vårdag, op. 42 nr 7 Mod Kveld
Barnets vårdag, op. 42 nr 1 En kviddrende Lærke
Barnets vårdag, op. 42 nr 4 Blomstersankning
Mor Synger, op. 52 nr 4 Efter En Sommerfugl

Richard Strauss: Wiegenlied op. 41 nr. 1; Hat gesagt - bleibt’s nicht dabei op. 36 nr 3

Swedish soprano Johanna Wallroth was thrust into the limelight when she took First Prize at the prestigious Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition in 2019. Wallroth subsequently joined the Opernstudio of Wiener Staatsoper for two seasons and was the recipient of the coveted Birgit Nilsson Scholarship in 2021. Initially training as a dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, Wallroth subsequently focused her principal study on voice and went on to graduate from Vienna’s Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (MDW). In 2013, Johanna Wallroth made her operatic debut as Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro) under Arnold Östman at Ulriksdal Palace Theatre, Stockholm. During her 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons at Wiener Staatsoper, Johanna Wallroth appeared on stage in a variety of roles and was appointed the Classical Artist in Residence for the 2022/23 season by the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Recognised at the highest international level as one of the UK’s leading accompanists, Malcolm Martineau has performed worldwide alongside the world’s greatest singers including Dame Janet Baker, Elīna Garanča, Thomas Hampson, Theodore Platt, Thomas Quasthoff, Sir Bryn Terfel, Sonya Yoncheva and many others. Malcolm Martineau is a Professor of piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music and an Honorary Doctor and International Fellow of Accompaniment at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He was made an OBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours for his services to music and young singers.

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