Héloïse Werner & Imma Setiadi
Leeds Lieder Young Artists 2018
Héloïse Werner soprano
Recipient of the Linda Hirst Contemporary Vocal Prize 2017, French-born and London-based soprano Héloïse Werner was one of the four shortlisted nominees in the Young Artist category of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards 2017.
Héloïse is soprano and co-director of award-winning contemporary quartet The Hermes Experiment (soprano, clarinet, harp, double bass), winners of the Tunnell Trust Awards 2017 and Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015-16. Recently described by The Stage as “a rising figure on the contemporary music scene”, she starred in Jonathan Woolgar’s acclaimed one-woman opera Scenes from the End at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre, following on from successful runs at the Camden and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals 2016. Together with writer Octavia Bright, she is currently writing The Other Side of the Sea, a new solo opera which started its development during a Snape Maltings residency last summer under the mentorship of composer and cellist Zoë Martlew. The commission is generously supported by The Michael Cuddigan Trust and the first performances will take place in July 2018 in London and Aldeburgh.
Recent highlights include performances at the Spitalfields Festival 2017, both at their “ouse of Monteverdi event with The Hermes Experiment (“its exacting vocal lines were delivered with considerable intensity by soprano Héloïse Werner” The Guardian) and as one of their “Schumann Street” artists, with harpist duo partner Anne Denholm (“I was particularly struck by the intensity of the young soprano Héloïse Werner” The Times).
Imma Setiadi piano
Since coming to the UK, Indonesian born pianist Imma Setiadi has performed in prestigious venues as a chamber musician and soloist, including the Bridgewater Hall, the Purcell Room, Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, Steinway Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, The National Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts and at St. Martin-in-the Fields where she was the soloist for Beethoven Emperor Piano Concerto and premièred London Tales for violin/clarinet/piano.
She recently completed her Doctorate at the Royal College of Music, supervised by Nigel Clayton and Amanda Glauert, where she explored her interest in cross-arts practice. This project was featured at the Deal Festival, Fitzwilliam Museum and Great Exhibitionist Series. She gained her Master Degree with distinction from the RCM with Nigel Clayton and Bachelor degree (first class) from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore) with Albert Tiu. She won the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Concerto Competition 2016 and previously won prizes at the National Piano and Violin Competition in Singapore, the RCM Beethoven Competition and the RCM Piano Chamber Music Competition. In 2015/2016 she was the Gilbert and Eileen Edgar Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at the RCM. She was one of the young artists for the Park Lane Group and is currently one of the young artists for the Manchester Mid-Day Concerts Society and a Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at Trinity Laban.