Luis Gomes (tenor) & Iain Burnside (piano)


30 November 2019, 7.30pm

Big School, Tonbridge School

Luis Gomes (tenor) & Iain Burnside (piano)

Adults £20  Under-18s and Students in full-time education free  
Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult
This concert is also available as part of a mini-season membership (3 concerts for £50) or a full membership (5 concerts for £75)

Songs by Fauré, Duparc, Gounod, Richard Strauss, Turina, Obradors and more.


“In our programme, you’ll find a selection of the most beautiful song repertoire, from the finesse and sensitivity of Fauré and Duparc to Strauss’s irresistible Lieder, with the second part dedicated to the folksy, red-blooded Spanish music with works of some of its major composers such as Turina and Obradors.” Luis Gomes

Something there for everyone!

Young Portuguese tenor Luis Gomes has already made an impact, described as “a star in the making” and “destined for a glittering future”. As a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, his roles included Le Chevalier (Les dialogues des Carmelites), Pong (Turandot), Gastone (La Traviata) and Lampionnaio (Manon Lescaut), under the direction of renowned conductors such as Sir Antonio Pappano and Sir Simon Rattle. In September 2018 Luis won both The Don Plácido Domingo Ferrer Prize of Zarzuela and the Audience Prize at the Operalia Competition.

Luis is also in demand as a concert and recital soloist at prestigious international venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, DeDoelen Rotterdam, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, St. Cecilia Rome and Gulbenkian Foundation Concert Hall Lisbon.

Renowned pianist Iain Burnside needs no introduction, being “pretty much ideal” (BBC Music Magazine). His recordings straddle an exuberantly eclectic repertoire from Beethoven and Schubert to the cutting edge Gramophone Award-winning NMC Songbook. Recent recordings include sets of Rachmaninoff and Medtner songs for Delphian (“the results are electrifying” Daily Telegraph).

He recently performed the three Schubert song cycles with Roderick Williams at Wigmore Hall and in the 2018/19 season returned with his major series of Russian Song. Upcoming projects feature Rosa Feola, Ailish Tynan, Joyce DiDonato, Andrew Watts, Lawrence Brownlee, Benjamin Appl, Brett Polegato and Roderick Williams.

Away from the piano Burnside is active as a writer and broadcaster. As presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Voices he won a Sony Radio Award. His play A Soldier and a Maker, created at the Guildhall School, was performed at the Barbican Centre and Cheltenham Festival and broadcast by Radio 3 on Armistice Day (“searing” Daily Telegraph). Iain Burnside is Artistic Director of the Ludlow English Song Weekend and Artistic Consultant to Grange Park Opera.

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