KINGS PLACE DEBUT CONCERT SOLOISTS
10 JUNE 2016
For its debut at Kings Place on 25 September 2016 under the baton of Mark Austin, Faust Chamber Orchestra will be joined by two young talented musicians, Katie Bray and Olivier Stankiewicz.
In this programme inspired by the joy, energy and mischief of Cherubino, British mezzo soprano Katie Bray will perform two arias from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (‘Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio’ and ‘Voi che sapete’) as well as an aria from Rossini's The Barber of Seville (‘Una voce poco fa’).
And London Symphony Orchestra Principal Oboe and YCAT 2016 artist Olivier Stankiewicz will perform Mozart's Oboe Concerto.
Classicism according to Cherubino will also feature Prokofiev ‘Classical’ Symphony, which the composer jestingly claimed might have been written by Haydn had he lived longer, and Schubert’s youthful Symphony No. 3, which is steeped in the world of Italian opera.
Sunday 25 September 2016 - 3:30pm
Kings Place Hall One
Katie Bray mezzo soprano
Olivier Stankiewicz oboe
Faust Chamber Orchestra
Mark Austin conductor
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 in D, Op. 25 Classical
Mozart Oboe Concerto in C, K314
Mozart Two arias from The Marriage of Figaro:
‘Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio’
‘Voi che sapete’
Rossini Aria from The Barber of Seville:
‘Una voce poco fa’
Schubert Symphony No. 3 in D, D200
Tickets (£9.5 - £29.5) available on Kings Place website.
British mezzo-soprano Katie Bray is fast establishing a colourful international career, recently engaged as Rosina Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Opera North. She made her solo début with Opera Holland Park as Mallika Lakmé in 2015 and with English National Opera in Joanna Lee’s The Way Back Home at the Young Vic Theatre in 2014. This season saw her return to ENO in Philip Glass’ Akhnaten.
Katie is also delighted to be returning to Garsington Opera this year to play Zulma in Will Tuckett’s production of L’Italiana in Algeri, conducted by David Parry.
Other recent operatic roles include Charlotte Werther at the 2014 Grimeborn Festival, cover Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro in McVicar’s production at ROH, and Nancy Albert Herring with Opera North.
She is equally at home in the concert hall, and has performed in prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, and the Holywell Music Room. She appears regularly in the London English Song Festival and the Oxford Lieder Festival.
Recent highlights include a recording of Schumann songs with Sholto Kynoch for the Oxford Lieder Festival, and a tour of Bach’s St Mark Passion with the sensational ensemble, Barokksolistene, led by Bjarte Eike.
Exciting future projects include Katie’s return to Opera North as Hansel Hansel and Gretel, and another season at Garsington Opera in 2017 as Zaida Il turco in Italia.
She is represented worldwide by Ralph Blackbourn at Rayfield Allied.
Credit: Marion Chaix
Born in Toulouse in 1989, in 2015 Olivier Stankiewicz won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists auditions in Leipzig and 1st Prize at YCA’s International Auditions in New York. In the same year he was appointed principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra, and in May 2016 was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in London.
Prior to this Olivier won 1st Prize at the 10th International Oboe Competition of Japan in 2012, hosted by the Sony Music Foundation, and was named “classical revelation” in 2013 by the French association ADAMI. He was principal oboe with Toulouse’s Orchestre National du Capitole between 2011-2015 and has performed with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam.
As a soloist Olivier premiered Benjamin Attahir’s Oboe Concerto Nur with the ONCT conducted by Tugan Sokhiev in 2014 and will return in 2016 to perform Berio’s Chemins IV. He has performed the Mozart Concerto with the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonie at the Spring Festival in Colmar (France) and has appeared with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monaco, the Tokyo Sinfonietta conducted by Yasuaki Itakura at Suntory Hall and the Gumma Symphony Orchestra in Karuizawa in Japan.
With Duo Widmung, his regular chamber music partnership with pianist Alvise Siniva, Olivier has performed throughout France and Japan, their repertoire including original music for oboe and adaptations of vocal repertoire. They are currently preparing their first CD. Other chamber collaborators include Thomas Dunford (theorbo), Jean Rondeau (harpsichord) and Hervé N’Kaoua (pianist).
Since 2011 Olivier has been a founder member of the WARN!ING Collective, a group that frequently commission new works, experimenting with sound painting, improvisation and innovative performance experiences. Their work has included concert-installations at the Zenith de Paris, Gaîté Lyrique, Printemps des Arts of Monaco, and several broadcasts on France Musique.
Olivier studied oboe with Jacques Tys, David Walter and Jean-Claude Jaboulay, and conducting with Philippe Ferro at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris between 2009-2014. He participated in masterclasses with Christian Schmitt, Alexei Ogrintchouk, and Maurice Bourgue. He is currently Professor of Oboe at the Royal College of Music in London.