Clonterbrook Music Room Recital Series
Elsa Roux Chamoux, accompanied by Martyn Parkes – Premiere
Sat 11th July, 7pm
Following on from our first Recital from the Clonterbrook Music Room, Elsa Roux Chamoux, who was meant to be at Clonter this July, performing the role of Rosina in Clonter’s 2020 production of the Barber of Seville – more of that anon – will take up the baton.
We are sending this to you earlier than usual, so you can watch the promo in advance, in the hope that you might make it date to join us at 7pm on Saturday. But if not, we hope you will watch it at your leisure.
Premiere Promo – https://youtu.be/wxmrZxTjpko
Premiere – https://youtu.be/rPPFgBuDhL8
Elsa Roux Chamoux
Elsa Roux Chamoux is a French mezzo-soprano. She completed her Masters of Performance on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She has already won awards and been a finalist in several national and international competitions (Paris, Bordeaux, Vendôme, England, Austria, Wales, Sicily, Italy, Armenia). She has performed the roles of: Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, La Regina/La Vecchietta/ La Duchessa in Respighi’s La bella dormente, Sister Edgar in Lliam Paterson’s The Angel Esmeralda, Celia in Haydn’s La Fedelta Premiata at GSMD, Ruggiero in Händel’s Alcina in Fulham, Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi in London and Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro in New York. However, Elsa does not have only one string to her bow: she also obtained her bachelor’s degree in Management in Paris (in e-learning), as well as being a World Champion in Rink-Hockey (roller skate) in 2012 as the goalkeeper of the French women’s team from 2010 to 2015. In 2021 Elsa is going to the Opera Studio of the National du Rhin, in Strasbourg in France.
Since becoming a professional piano accompanist in 1997, Martyn Parkes has been privileged to work with some of the world’s best instrumentalists and singers, giving recitals at many prestigious venues including The Bridgewater Hall, Wigmore Hall, St Martin in the Fields and St James’s Piccadilly, UK, as well as recitals and masterclasses in Iceland, Australia and New Zealand. He has performed and recorded as orchestral pianist with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. He has worked on projects for BBC television and radio, including Classical Star, The Kiri Prize and BBC Young Musicians. In January 2006, Martyn was appointed as a full time Accompanist at the renowned Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, UK. He combines his work there with freelance accompaniment work, which ranges from performing and recording to coaching singers and teaching piano. Martyn is also the founding member of Impromptu Opera and the accompanist for Art Song International.
Until next week, take care!