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Chester Music Society: Elizabeth Karani (soprano) and Edmund Whitehead (piano)

Wednesday January 8, 2020 at 19:30
St Mary's Creative Space, Chester
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English soprano Elizabeth Karani is a recent graduate of the National Opera Studio, London. She trained on the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera Course under Susan McCulloch and received a Master of Music with distinction and was awarded a Concert Recital Diploma for her final recital. Elizabeth also studied under Susan Roper at the Royal Northern College of Music and received a BMus (Hons) with distinction.

Elizabeth has won several awards, including the Elizabeth Harwood Award, the Dame Eva Turner Award, the Elsie Thurston Prize, the Harold Rosenthal Prize and a Kathleen Ferrier Young Singer’s Award. She was a 2015 Les Azuriales Finalist and a 2016 Joaninha Award Finalist.

A keen recitalist, Elizabeth is a Park Lane Group Young Artist and has recently been awarded a place on the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme alongside her duo partner, Edmund Whitehead. Elizabeth and Edmund recently made their recital debuts at St John's Smith Square and Westminster Abbey.

Edmund Whitehead studied at Oxford University, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. At Oxford he was Conducting Scholar for the Schola Cantorum, conducted the Oxford University Sinfonietta and was Opera Studio Director for New Chamber Opera. He has held conducting positions with Central London Orchestra and the Arcadian Singers and is an alumnus of workshops given by Dutch National Opera, and of the Académie of Aix-en-Provence Festival.

He has been Assistant Conductor for Opéra National de Lorraine and Grange Park Opera and has worked as a Chorus Master in London and Cambridge.

St Mary's Creative Space
St Mary's Hill
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