Ferrier Award Winners Concerts 2014

Ferrier Award Winner’s Recital

Gareth Brynmor John(baritone)
Simon Lepper (piano)

Wednesday 1 October 7.30 p.m.

The Venue – Leeds College of Music

Programme will include songs by:

Handel, BrahmsVier ernste Gesänge, RavelDon Quichotte à Dulcinée Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky

Tickets £15;

£13 concessions and Friends of Leeds Lieder+;

£3 students and under 16s.

Tickets available from:

The Box Office, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill,Leeds LS2 7PD

Tel: 0113 222 3434

Handel   Alexander’s Feast: Revenge, Timotheus cries
Der Schiffer
Auf der Donau
Wie Ulfru fischt
Vier ernste Gesänge
Denn es gehet dem Menschen
Ich wandte mich und sahe an alle
O Tod, wie bitter bist du!
Wenn ich mit Menschen und mit Engelszungen redete
Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
Chanson romanesque
Chanson épique
Chanson à boire
Eugene Onegin: You wrote a letter… (all performed in Russian)
Romances :
Don Juan’s Serenade
Amid the din of the ball
Oh, if you could
Spring waters
On the death of a Linnet
Oh, do not grieve for me
In the silence


Winner of the 2013 Kathleen Ferrier Award, baritone Gareth Brynmor John held a choral scholarship at St John’s College, Cambridge, before taking a place at London’s Royal Academy of Music. In his final year, he won the Royal Academy of Music Patrons’ Award and was awarded the Silver Medal by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Gareth was awarded an Independent Opera Postgraduate Voice Fellowship in 2013. He has performed with a number of the UK’s leading orchestras and ensembles including The Philharmonia, the London Mozart Players, The Brandenburg Sinfonia, and Charivari Agréable.  He has a strong interest in song repertoire and performs in the Songsmiths Series at St. John’s Smith Square. He gave his début Wigmore recital earlier this year with a programme including Brahms, Schubert, Vaughan Williams and Ravel.
Simon Lepper is a leading member of the latest generation of talented accompanists. He is professor of piano accompaniment at the Royal College of Music and an official accompanist for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. He specialises in vocal accompaniment and has given recitals with singers including Nicole Cabell, Karen Cargill, Allan Clayton, Angelika Kirchschlager, Mark Padmore, Joan Rodgers and Elizabeth Watts. He has performed at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Cocertgebouw, Mozarteum, Cologne Philharmonie, Verbier Festival and BBC Proms and his growing list of recordings include winners of awards including the Diapason d’or and the German Record Critics’ Award 2010 in the chamber music category.