VOICE 2018 Edition – Art Song Division
Biography 2018: At the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Gemma won both First Prize and the Song Prize with Duo Partner Sebastian Wybrew. The pair were also awarded the Jean Meikle Duo Prize at the 2017 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. Gemma completed her studies at the Royal College of Music International Opera School and continues to work closely with vocal teacher Rosa Mannion and coach Simon Lepper.
In operatic repertoire, Gemma has played many roles including Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni); Gretel (Hänsel and Gretel); Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus); First Lady (The Magic Flute); and Annina (La Traviata). An active recitalist, she has appeared in prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and St John’s Smith Square. Also a graduate of the Solti Accademia and Oxenfoord International Summer School, Gemma has taken part in masterclasses with Leo Nucci, Barbara Frittoli, Richard Bonynge, Sarah Connolly, Claudio Desderi, Dan Ettinger, Elena Pankratova, Bryn Terfel, Felicity Palmer, Edith Wiens, Susan Bullock, Patricia MacMahon and Joan Rodgers, and renowned accompanists Roger Vignoles, Robin Bowman and Malcolm Martineau.
Gemma Summerfield is generously sponsored by François Godbout.
Ganymed D. 544
Fish in the Unruffled Lakes
Poème d’un jour op. 21
Die Liebende schreibt op. 86 n° 3
Hexenlied op. 8 n° 8
Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques
Chanson de la mariée
Là-bas, vers l’église
Quel galant m’est comparable
Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Drei Lieder op. 22
Was Du mir bist
Mit Dir zu schweigen
Welt ist stille eingeschlafen
Go Not Happy Day H. 34
Love Went a-Riding H. 114
Vilse op. 17 n° 4
Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings mote op. 37 n° 5
Se’n har jag ej frågat mera op. 17 n° 1
Seven Elizabethan Lyrics op. 12
Weep You No More
My Life’s Delight
The Faithless Sherpherdess
Brown is My Love
By a Fountainside
Sun, Moon and Stars (Sun, Moon and Stars)
Ariettes oubliées L. 60
Aquarelles 1 : Green
Aquarelles 2 : Spleen
Vier Lieder op. 27
Ruhe, meine Seele
A graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, pianist Sebastian Wybrew made his critically-acclaimed Wigmore Hall debut in 2011 with long-standing duo partner Sophie Bevan, and his debut at Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam with tenor Ian Bostridge. Winner of the Accompanist Prize at the John Kerr English Song Competition, he has given recitals with many of the UK’s most eminent singers including Christopher Maltman, Iestyn Davies, and Ben Johnson. Wybrew has been broadcast live on BBC television and radio, and he performs regularly at festivals throughout Europe including those of Aix-en-Provence, Edinburgh, Zaragoza, Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorprommen. He is a beneficiary of the Geoffrey Parsons Memorial Trust.
Sebastian Wybrew is generously sponsored by Riki Turofsky.