Timothy Dickinson (bass-baritone) and Anyssa Neumann (piano)

Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 1:15pm

Ibert: Quatre chansons de Don Quichotte
Saint-Saëns: Le pas d'armes du Roi Jean
Ravel: Trois chansons de Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

Noted for his “wonderfully warm, round, powerful tone” (Early Music Today), bass-baritone Timothy Dickinson was born in Essex and has been singing since a very early age. Most recently, his operatic engagements have included Zuniga in Carmen at Scottish Opera; Nikitich in Boris Godunov at the Endellion Festival; Masetto in Don Giovanni at Glyndebourne; and Doctor Grenvil in La Traviata for Glyndebourne on Tour. Notable concert engagements have included Bach St John Passion with Mark Padmore and the Britten Sinfonia at the Barbican; Verdi Requiem in Kings College Chapel, Cambridge; Bach St John Passion with the Oxford Bach Choir; and various appearances with La Nuova Musica/David Bates, with whom Timothy appears on ‘Sacrifices’ (Harmonia Mundi, 2014). In 2013, Timothy was the recipient of the Wessex Glyndebourne Association Award. He was also a trainee at the National Opera Studio from 2014-15.

Raised in California, American pianist Anyssa Neumann has been praised for the “clarity, charm, and equipoise” of her performances. In December 2010, she released her solo debut album of works by Bach, Beethoven, Messiaen, and Prokofiev, which was then featured on David Dubal’s radio program The Piano Matters in New York and Chicago. Recent projects have included all-Bach recitals at The Banff Centre, the Sacramento Bach Festival, and Blackheath Halls and St James Piccadilly, concerts with the London Chamber Collective, a concert tour of England with soprano Rena Harms, and an exploration of American art song with mezzo-soprano Katherine Nicholson. Anyssa has appeared as recital partner with Grammy Award-winning cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio of the Eroica Trio, as guest pianist with the Sheba Ensemble, and on NPR’s Performance Today and Sirius Satellite Radio. She has additionally appeared in solo and chamber concerts at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Queen’s Gate Terrace, the Holywell Music Room, Norden Farm Arts Centre, Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre (UK), the Hudson Valley Piano Club (NY), the Huntington Arts Festival (NY), the Sevenars Festival (Mass.), Salle Claude-Champagne (Montréal), and Mazzoleni Hall (Toronto), among others. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and University of Oxford (St Hilda's), Anyssa continued advanced studies with Fabio Bidini in Berlin and Paul Stewart at Université de Montréal, and has participated in master classes with Thomas Adès and Rita Wagner at IMS Prussia Cove. In January 2017, she completed a PhD in musicology at King’s College London as a recipient of the King’s Overseas Research Studentship, focusing on pre-existing music in the films of Ingmar Bergman.

Curated by Dr. Jonathan Williams, the Director of College Music at St Hilda's, the popular Lunchtime Recital Series offers weekly concerts performed by members of College, students from across the University, and professional musicians.

Admission is free, and all are welcome, with complimentary tea and coffee provided.

Timothy Dickinson & Anyssa Neumann