6 nov. 2011

Friday 9th of December
"AN EVENING  OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC" 
AMUSICUK Singers Group  
Beatriz Lozano, Janet Kan, Andy Johnson, April Luescher, Hannah Selina, Lisa Axworthy. Pianist: PAUL GARDNER.
St Peter's Church, Titchfield  7.30pm.
Tickets £8 and £4 for students.
Booking coordinator: Brian Williams: 01329516769
b.williams313@yahoo.co.uk
AmusicUk Singers (Photo Sally Johnson).
Lisa Axworthy. (Photo Chin Ong).

Andy Johnson. (Photo Chin Ong).

Beatriz lozano and Paul Gardner.(Photo Sally Johnson).

B.Lozano, J.K Savannah, J.Kan. (Photo Sally Johnson).

Hannah Selina.(Photo Sally Johnson).

Janet Kan.(Photo Sally Johnson).
Brian Williams from St.Peter's Church. (Photo Sally Johnson).

Paul Gardner.(Photo Sally Johnson).
St.Peter's Church by Chin Ong.
"Everyone I have spoken to was thrilled and full of praise for the quality of the talented singers. Everyone was amazed at the quality of the performance."
St.Peter's Church in Titchfield.

St.Peter's Church in Titchfield.
 
 

8 sept. 2011

October 2011 Recitals: "A Night at the Opera" October 19/ "Opera through the Ages" October 20

"We are so very  grateful to you and your group AMusicUK  for so generously giving your time and talent to support the humanitarian work of the Franciscan Sisters.  This concert will be a pinnacle in the fundraising calendar - as you know the Sisters support lifesaving projects for the poorest, often forgotten, members of society in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Brazil and India. This concert will raise desperately needed and invaluable funds for this most worthwhile of causes.
Thank you again for your support."
The Friends of Park Place. 

"I must tell you how much I enjoyed Friday evening.  The singing was wonderful and of the highest standard.  It speaks volumes about the dedication of you and your colleagues.  The audience were obviously enraptured and the length and volume of their applause was testimony to their appreciation.  What a fantastic evening!  Thank you all so very much for the great pleasure you gave to so many people".
"Bravo!  What a wonderful evening of music.  You must be very proud of your group.  The applause and acclaim said it all.  I am sure every single person in the audience was thrilled.  I found it a most inspiring experience and I can hardly wait to have you performing in St Peter's Church".
Brian

AmusicUk Singers Group


Hannah Selina
Beatriz Lozano


April Luescher

Vida Forester, Beatriz Lozano

Janet Kan

Janet Kan

Lisa Axworthy

Nicoletta Latini

Vida Forester
Andy Johnson

Lisa Axworthy

Janet Kan

April Luescher

Beatriz Lozano

Beatriz Lozano, Andy Johnson
Andy Johnson

(The grand piano) Photos by Sally Johnson and Chin Ong.

12 jul. 2011

Ana Karina Rossi International Uruguayan Tango singer

International Tango singer ANA KARINA ROSSI presents her
New Album "TANGO Y GOTAN"

Sunday 29th. May
7.30 PM

Ana Karina is one of the new exciting tango voices from the River Plate and together with Horacio Ferrer -the greatest tango poet of recent times-, has recently recorded her new album "Tango y Gotan" Produced by Fabrizio Fiorini. Critics highlighted her admirable understanding of Ferrer’s poetry and Piazzolla’s music, as well as her great sensitivity and talent when interpreting this subtle music. Ana comes to London as part of a European tour performing in several theatres and festivals
throughout Italy, England, Germany and France.
Ana Karina Rossi


Quaker Friends Meeting House
1a Ordnance Road
(City Center) Southampton SO15 2AZ

Tango Live Concert and Milonga Dancing
Ticket £3

Contact: AmusicUk Group  07733600643


Visit The Official Web Site
ANA KARINA ROSSI
http://www.anakarinarossi.com.uy/

30 abr. 2011

“Händel’s Commemoration" with the oldest organ in Hampshire

Saturday 28 May 2011 St.Deny's Church Southampton

“Händel’s Commemoration"
with the oldest organ in Hampshire

AmusicUk Singers Southampton

Beatriz Lozano, Janet Kan, Lisa Axworthy, Sopranos
Elisa Franceschini  Mezzo soprano
Andy Johnson  Baritone
Martin Penrose  Organist
Barbara Henvest Pianist
Artist Guest: Margaret Aagesen Hughes  Soprano

video







7.30pm Tickets on door: 8waged, 5 concessions
Info: 07733600643, amusicuk@googlemail.com

Artists

Beatriz Lozano soprano
Beatriz Lozano


Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Beatriz Lozano is a soprano singer specialist in Italian vocal chamber music. She started her studies in Montevideo, and continued at Teatro Colón's Escuela Superior de Canto in Buenos Aires (Argentina), at Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Accademia Lirica in Osimo (Italy). She obtained the Diploma in Canto from "Gioacchino Rossini" Conservatory of Music in Pesaro (Italy) and further improved her liederistic repertoire, sacred music and romanze. She has performed, in Italy, in many communal theatres of the Regions Marche, Abruzzi and Tuscany, at Palazzo Venezia, Pantheon and Auditorium-Parco della Musica in Rome, in Ancona with Quirino Principe, the artistic councillor of Teatro alla Scala in Milan. She has also performed at Teatro Colón's "Salón Dorado" in Buenos Aires, at Teatro of Curitiba in Brasil, at Cabildo of Montevideo, Maison de l'Amèrique Latine in Paris and Bolivar Hall in London, England. She is involved in spreading South American's chamber music repertoire with the Argentine pianist Hugo Aisemberg. Her recitals at Montevideo, in Uruguay, Munich and Hannover in Germany, Milan, Rome, Florence, Bologna and Padua in Italy, at the Castle of Ljubljana in Slovenia and at Scala de San Telmo in Buenos Aires have found great favour with the public and the critics. She has been collaborating for several years with the pianist Nicoletta Latini and Mirta Herrera; she has been reviewing and executing the Italian nineteenth-century repertoire for song and guitar with the well-known guitarrist Massimo Agostinelli. She has recorded in Italy with Massimo Agostinelli for Classic Studio of Ancona, Master Studio of Sarnano and Bérben: Carlo Michele A.Sola "Favourite Songs", "Mozart-Matiegka Trascrizioni d'epoca" and "Gabriello Melia Works for voice and guitar". For Associazione G.Rossini di Roseto degli Abbruzzi in Italy she has recorded "Francesco Paolo Tosti Romanze per canto e pianoforte" with the pianist Manfredo Di Crescenzo. She has taught at Seminari Musicali Internazionali of Liviabella Music School in Macerata (Italy) and at Festival Musicale Savinese of Monte San Savino (Arezzo-Italy), at Anton Rubinstein School in Rome, for Festival Lirico de Montevideo (Uruguay), for AEH at Wildern Art School in U.K.
She writes for Revista Sinfónica and cooperates with the Uruguaian State's Radio SODRE. She teaches singing for "AmusicUk Group" in Southampton, England with the pianist Paul Gardner.


Read more:
www.beatrizlozano.com
http://www.myspace.com/beatriz_lozano#ixzz14K28jTqn
http://beatrizlozanosoprano.blogspot.com
articlesinfonica.blogspot.com/




Janet Kan  soprano
Janet Kan, a masters graduate in the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama studied with a remarkable tutor, Catherine Harper and an excellent coach, Angela Livingstone.
Born in Sabah, Janet Kan began studying voice at the age of nine, initially under the guidance of  Vun Kui Xin and later with Annie Tsen and Poon Sook Peng. In 2007 she was accepted onto a Bachelor of Education (TESL) at the University of Malaysia, Sabah (UMS). She obtained the ATCL Diploma in voice from the Trinity Examination Board of London with a merit in 2007 and a distinction in Grade 8 from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) in 2003. During her studies she has also participated in master classes with tenor Lim Shieh-Yih in Singapore, Rachelle Gerodias from New York, James Gilchrist, Patricia McMahon and Elin Manahan Thomas in Cardiff.
 After her degree course in UMS, she was teaching in a secondary school as an English teacher in S.M. St. Patrick Tawau until August 2009.
 Janet has participated in many singing competitions. In 2000, she emerged as second runner-up in the Malaysia National Classical Song Singing Competition at Sabah state level. In 2003, she was the champion in the same competition. In 2005, she was the second runner-up this time at national level. She gained the second runner-up spot again at national level in Kuala Lumpur 2008. She was also a finalist in the Côr Meibion Pontypridd Prize, 2009. 
 She played the role of Une Pastourelle in Ravel’s L’Enfant et Les Sortileges with the RWCMD Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Jones. She also sang in The Fairy Queen as a Chinese woman during the RWCMD Opera Scene 2009.
 As well as giving solo performances, she is also teaching vocal lessons and giving individual singing lessons in church choirs. She was also elected as a judge for a range of singing competitions throughout Malaysia.

 You can find me on:
 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Janet-Kan-the-soprano/324704145795
http://janetkwy.blogspot.com/
http://amusicuk.blogspot.com/
                                   Margaret Aagesen Hughes  soprano
                                  
Margaret Aagesen Hughes  has been involved in music making from an early age and has had a varied career as both a performer and music educator. Having studied with Josephine Veasey and Mary King, among others, she has performed as a soloist in works ranging from the Lute Song to the present day and in the premieres of several works  with both the Contemporary Opera Studio at ENO and with the BBC She has performed as a soloist in oratorio throughout the country and recital work has taken her further afield, notably to St George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem. Her rich, flexible voice is ideally suited to Bach and Mozart, extending to the romantic era, and her musicianship suits her well for the challenge of avant garde repertoire..  
A qualified teacher, she has worked as Singer in Residence and Vocal Animateur to local authrority music services, including Southampton, devising performance projects, composing and conducting and training teachers. She has worked as visiting teacher of singing at the University of Southampton and at Bedales School and coaches Oxford and Cambridge choral scholars and intending cathedral choristers. She has also lead cathedral choir open days. She is a firm believer that everyone can sing!
Her musical taste is eclectic – she was brought up on a mixture of Gilbert and Sullivan and traditional folksong and has continued an interest in both, conducting many G&S works (she has conducted Southampton  Operatic Society – both adults and juniors) and running various folk bands.
She has taken part in masterclasses with Janice Chapman , who referred to Margaret’s voice as “like liquid gold when it comes pouring out”; Paul Hamburger and Noelle Barker and is currently receiving coaching from Jessica Cash.


Lisa Axworthy  Soprano


Lisa started her singing career at the age of 18 as a cabaret singer at Hotels and Holiday Parks across Devon and Cornwall. Since moving to Hampshire in 2008, Lisa has developed her passion and talent for classical singing, and now spends her spare time rehearsing and performing with local operatic societies and the Southampton Philharmonic Choir. Under the guidance of her singing coach, Beatriz Lozano, Lisa is building her classical repertoire and will be taking her Grade 8 singing later this year.

Andy Johnson  Baritone

Martin Penrose Organist 

Martin works full time as an organist, accompanist and instrumental teacher. He studied the organ with Jeremy Blandford, gaining diplomas from both Trinity College of Music and the Royal College of Organists. He is director of music at St Thomas' Church, Lymington, and is currently Winchester Area chairman of the Royal School of Church Music.


 Barbara Henvest   Pianist
originally studied at the Royal College of Music and has been the principal keyboard player with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for thirty five years.She is well -known for her delightful piano recitals and concerts with fellow musicians,and as accompanist to opera singers and choirs. She coaches A-level music students at Alton and Brockenhurst colleges and also plays the trombone in a variety of ensembles.

26 mar. 2011

Concert at Bournemouth on Saturday 16 April 2011

"Henry Purcell, Divine Hymns and the Songs of England"

Saturday 16 April 2011 7.30pm
St.Ambrose Church-Bournemouth




Beatriz Lozano soprano
   Janet Kan  soprano
   Paul Gardner  pianist
AmusicUk Singers
Vida Forester, Elisa Franceschini, Andy Johnson, Lisa Axworthy, Nathan Dew




St.Ambrose Church


Artists

Beatriz Lozano soprano
Beatriz Lozano


Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Beatriz Lozano is a soprano singer specialist in Italian vocal chamber music. She started her studies in Montevideo, and continued at Teatro Colón's Escuela Superior de Canto in Buenos Aires (Argentina), at Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Accademia Lirica in Osimo (Italy). She obtained the Diploma in Canto from "Gioacchino Rossini" Conservatory of Music in Pesaro (Italy) and further improved her liederistic repertoire, sacred music and romanze. She has performed, in Italy, in many communal theatres of the Regions Marche, Abruzzi and Tuscany, at Palazzo Venezia, Pantheon and Auditorium-Parco della Musica in Rome, in Ancona with Quirino Principe, the artistic councillor of Teatro alla Scala in Milan. She has also performed at Teatro Colón's "Salón Dorado" in Buenos Aires, at Teatro of Curitiba in Brasil, at Cabildo of Montevideo, Maison de l'Amèrique Latine in Paris and Bolivar Hall in London, England. She is involved in spreading South American's chamber music repertoire with the Argentine pianist Hugo Aisemberg. Her recitals at Montevideo, in Uruguay, Munich and Hannover in Germany, Milan, Rome, Florence, Bologna and Padua in Italy, at the Castle of Ljubljana in Slovenia and at Scala de San Telmo in Buenos Aires have found great favour with the public and the critics. She has been collaborating for several years with the pianist Nicoletta Latini and Mirta Herrera; she has been reviewing and executing the Italian nineteenth-century repertoire for song and guitar with the well-known guitarrist Massimo Agostinelli. She has recorded in Italy with Massimo Agostinelli for Classic Studio of Ancona, Master Studio of Sarnano and Bérben: Carlo Michele A.Sola "Favourite Songs", "Mozart-Matiegka Trascrizioni d'epoca" and "Gabriello Melia Works for voice and guitar". For Associazione G.Rossini di Roseto degli Abbruzzi in Italy she has recorded "Francesco Paolo Tosti Romanze per canto e pianoforte" with the pianist Manfredo Di Crescenzo. She has taught at Seminari Musicali Internazionali of Liviabella Music School in Macerata (Italy) and at Festival Musicale Savinese of Monte San Savino (Arezzo-Italy), at Anton Rubinstein School in Rome, for Festival Lirico de Montevideo (Uruguay), for AEH at Wildern Art School in U.K.
She writes for Revista Sinfónica and cooperates with the Uruguaian State's Radio SODRE. She teaches singing for "AmusicUk Group" in Southampton, England with the pianist Paul Gardner.

Read more:
www.beatrizlozano.com
http://www.myspace.com/beatriz_lozano#ixzz14K28jTqn
http://beatrizlozanosoprano.blogspot.com
articlesinfonica.blogspot.com/



Janet Kan  soprano
Janet Kan, a masters graduate in the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama studied with a remarkable tutor, Catherine Harper and an excellent coach, Angela Livingstone.
Born in Sabah, Janet Kan began studying voice at the age of nine, initially under the guidance of  Vun Kui Xin and later with Annie Tsen and Poon Sook Peng. In 2007 she was accepted onto a Bachelor of Education (TESL) at the University of Malaysia, Sabah (UMS). She obtained the ATCL Diploma in voice from the Trinity Examination Board of London with a merit in 2007 and a distinction in Grade 8 from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) in 2003. During her studies she has also participated in master classes with tenor Lim Shieh-Yih in Singapore, Rachelle Gerodias from New York, James Gilchrist, Patricia McMahon and Elin Manahan Thomas in Cardiff.
 After her degree course in UMS, she was teaching in a secondary school as an English teacher in S.M. St. Patrick Tawau until August 2009.
 Janet has participated in many singing competitions. In 2000, she emerged as second runner-up in the Malaysia National Classical Song Singing Competition at Sabah state level. In 2003, she was the champion in the same competition. In 2005, she was the second runner-up this time at national level. She gained the second runner-up spot again at national level in Kuala Lumpur 2008. She was also a finalist in the Côr Meibion Pontypridd Prize, 2009. 
 She played the role of Une Pastourelle in Ravel’s L’Enfant et Les Sortileges with the RWCMD Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Jones. She also sang in The Fairy Queen as a Chinese woman during the RWCMD Opera Scene 2009.
 As well as giving solo performances, she is also teaching vocal lessons and giving individual singing lessons in church choirs. She was also elected as a judge for a range of singing competitions throughout Malaysia.

 You can find me on:
 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Janet-Kan-the-soprano/324704145795
http://janetkwy.blogspot.com/
http://amusicuk.blogspot.com/



Paul Gardner, pianist
Paul Gardner

Paul Gardner started learning the piano from an early age, having been introduced to the instrument by a friend of the family. In 1991 he and his brother Michael won a national piano competition, sponsored by Yamaha, playing a series of duets. The following year he gained a distinction for his Grade 8 piano exam, and has since gained both Honours and Masters degree qualifications in Music from Southampton University.
Paul mainly plays as an accompanist, and enjoys regularly accompanying students at the University of Southampton in concerts and their final recitals. He has also played a number of concertos with various local orchestras, including Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Southampton University Symphony Orchestra, as well as concertos by Ravel, Schumann, Shostakovich and Rachmaninov's 1st. He has also recently created a new web-based business where students can download accompaniment tracks to classical instrumental repertoire.


  AmusicUk Singers Group

AmusicUk Group was born in Southampton in 2009, under the direction of Italian-Uruguayan soprano Beatriz Lozano. Formed by a group of young British singers, the group has performed at the Hanger Farm Arts Centre in Totton, at the Central Baptist Church, at St.Michael 's Church, at Avenue St.Andrew's Church in Southampton and amongst the archeological ruins of the Teatro di Marcello in Rome, Italy.
Singers: Elisa Franceschini, April Luescher, Lisa Axworthy, Andy Johnson, Vida Forester, Nathan Dew.