Natasha Page & Shiori Hosoda
Leeds Lieder Young Artists 2018
Natasha Page soprano
Natasha Page is studying for a Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Mary Nelson and Iain Ledingham. She is supported by the Jennifer Vyvyan Scholarship and the Josephine Baker Trust, and is the grateful recipient of the A.M. Parker Prize.
She is delighted to be on the Academy’s Preparatory Opera course. Recent roles include Cleopatra Julius Caesar with Kings Opera, Mimi La Bohème in RAO Scenes and RAM Vocal Faculty Scenes, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro in RAM Vocal Faculty Scenes, Cricket Pinocchio in RWCMD Opera Scenes and Poppea L’incoronazione di Poppea in Opera’r Ddraig scenes.
Natasha enjoys a busy schedule of both oratorio and recital work. Oratorio highlights include Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Bach’s Magnificat and Handel’s Ode for St Cecilia’s Day. She has performed as a soloist with both the de Havilland Philharmonic and the Maltings Sinfonia orchestras, and looks forward to performing with Hertford Symphony Orchestra in 2019. Recent recital engagements include performances at Herford Music Club, Hoddesdon Music Club and in Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square. Natasha has taken part in masterclasses with distinguished artists such as Christiane Karg, Angelika Kirchschlager, Sophie Daneman, Helmut Deutsch and Dame Emma Kirkby, amongst others. Natasha is thrilled to be a soloist in the Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series 2017/18.
Shiori Hosoda piano
Born in Yamanashi, Japan, Shiori is currently studying Piano Accompaniment for her postgraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music, with Andrew West and Michael Dussek. She graduated from her studies as a solo pianist in 2014 from the Musical Performance Department of the Toho Gakuen School of Music, and in 2016 from the Senzoku Gakuen Graduated School of Music.
Shiori has won several awards in her career as a pianist, including first prize in the Yamanashi Music Festival (2011) and second prize in the Spoleto International Piano Competition (2014). Most recently, she won the Brenda Webb Award for accompanists in the Academy’s Richard Lewis Song Prize (2018). She is a member of the Academy’s prestigious Song Circle, with whom she has given concerts at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace and at the home of Bob and Elisabeth Boas in London.
In addition to being a much sought-after vocal accompanist, she also enjoys accompanying a variety of instruments. Most recently she has worked with violinists, singers, clarinettists and harpists as a chamber pianist and accompanist. Shiori also performs frequently as a soloist.