Simon Lepper


Piano

Simon Lepper studied at King’s College Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music. He is a professor of vocal accompaniment at the Royal College of Music and teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He is the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition's official accompanist. Prizes won by Simon Lepper, some whilst still a student, have included the Gerald Moore Award, Geoffrey Parsons Award, Kathleen Ferrier award for accompaniment, the Richard Tauber and Royal Overseas League competitions. Places where he has appeared have included the Wigmore Hall in London, Auditorium du Louvre and Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salzburg Mozarteum, Cologne Philharmonie, Verbier Festival and the BBC Proms. Simon Lepper has appeared with many of the world's leading singers, including Andrew Kennedy, Angelika Kirchschlager, Sally Matthews, Mark Padmore, Dame Felicity Palmer, Joan Rodgers and Elizabeth Watts. His discography includes recordings of Debussy songs (Deux-Elles label) and Strauss Lieder (Champs Hill label) with Gillian Keith and a recording of works by Xenakis and Schönberg with the violinist Carolin Widmann (ECM label) won a Diapason d’or and the 2010 German Critics Prize for best chamber music recording. Future engagements include recitals with Lawrence Zazzo, in the Wigmore Hall, Malin Christensson, Sally Matthews and Karen Cargill, a European tour with Carolin Widmann and a tour of Sweden with Malin Christensson. He will also be accompanying Mark Padmore, Joan Rodgers and Dame Felicity Palmer. He and Stéphane Degout enjoy a fuitful artistic relationship. They have given recitals in Bordeaux, Toulouse and at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg and will be performing at the Edinburgh Festival and Ravinia Festival, Chicago, this summer.
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LA SONNAMBULA
Vincenzo Bellini
Sunday 30.11.2014 18:00 h
Opera House

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