Folk 'n Faith with Lorraine Low and Alex Wilson
3:30pm – 4:30pm
A celebration of both art & folk song from the British Isles and beyond with songs showing where folk music has influenced Christian music and faith across the ages. Performed by acclaimed Mezzo Soprano Lorraine Low and Alex Wilson (Piano).
Voice - Piano - Song - Praise - Worship - Faith
Lorraine studied music at Oxford where she majored in vocal studies specialising in the performance of art song. After graduating she continued her vocal studies in London and performed regularly in recitals and as a soloist with several choral societies. She has performed with regional opera companies. Roles included Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Annio (La Clemenza di Tito) and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) .
She has studied with various internationally acclaimed singers/tutors including Pamela Bowden, Marjorie Thomas and Sophie Daneman and is currently a student of the Australian Mezzo Soprano Caitlin Hulcup.
Since moving to Sidmouth in 2016 she has pefromed in a number of solo recitals and charity concerts locally. She has also participated in the Oxford Lieder festival masterclasses.
Alex is a musician with a passion for the unusual, new and unexplored: a versatile pianist with interests ranging from cutting edge new music to fascinating repertoire by forgotten composers. Alex is a former British Contemporary Piano Competition finalist, Park Lane Group Young Artist and performer of new music across Britain and Europe as soloist and chamber musician. His self-curated tour of music by the lost composers of World War One ‘The Banks of Green Willow’ has achieved large audiences and received critical praise.
He has performed at venues including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall, and at the Rachmaninov Hall, Moscow, and has appeared on both BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6 Music as a champion of contemporary music.
Alex directs, manages and performs with the Dr K. Sextet, curated the inaugural Cheltenham Music Festival Composer Academy and co-founded the music and visual arts collaboration ‘The Pierrot Project’. Alex believes strongly in taking professional, ambitious music projects out of the big cities, and is currently working to develop the musical scene in his home region of the south-west.
Aside from Dr K. Alex regularly works with pianist Joseph Houston, flautist Ruth Molins and the Devon based Trio Exe, and has premiered the works of numerous composers including Simon Holt, Emma Welton, James Whittle and Nicholas Peters.
Alex studied for a music degree at York University, and graduated from the Royal College of Music with a MA (distinction) in piano performance in 2011, following studies with Andrew Ball.
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