Royal Academy of Music Song Circle 2015

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Royal Academy of Music Song Circle 2015

  • Tue 30 Jun 2015
  • 7:00PM
Photo by: Gaja L Kutnjak at Maribor Regional Museum
Photo by: Gaja L Kutnjak at Maribor Regional Museum

Austrian Cultural Forum London

28 Rutland GateLondon SW7 1PQ


T 020 7225 7300

F 020 7225 7300


Students from the Royal Academy of Music return to the ACF for a fascinating recital devoted to Paul Heyse’s Italienisches Liederbuch in settings by two Austrian Composers: Hugo Wolf (1860 – 1903) and Joseph Marx (1882 – 1922).

Performers include: Nika Gorič (soprano), Katherine Aitken (mezzo), Daniel Fong (baritone), Jâms Coleman and Somi Kim (piano).

The concert will be introduced by Richard Stokes, Professor of Lieder at the Royal Academy of Music.



About the Performers:

Slovenian soprano Nika Gorič studied her BA at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria, and has just completed her Masters with Distinction at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In September, she will start on the Royal Academy Opera course, continuing under the tutelage of Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp. Nika is generously supported by the Maria Callas and Stanley Picker Award, Slovenian Ministry of Culture Scholarship, and Josephine Baker Trust. 

Daniel Fong (Baritone) has just completed his Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music (London) under Glenville Hargreaves and Audrey Hyland, having completed his Bachelor’s degree at the Academy under Alexander Ashworth and Mary Hill. In the past few years, he also had the opportunity to experience masterclasses with Simon Keenlyside, Brindley Sherratt, John Shirley-Quirk, Florian Boesch, Malcolm Martineau, Joan Rodgers and Helmut Deutsch.

Johan Barnoin was born and raised in Nice, France. He took an interest in music from an early age and began playing the piano at 7 years old. For 11 years Johan studied under Cecile Collin, at Conservatoire de Nice. He also studied composition with the great Jean Louis Luzignant who won the second prize at the “Prix de Rome”.

Born in South Korea, Somi Kim began her piano studies at the age of 8 and moved to New Zealand in 1997. Somi graduated with a Master of Music with First Class Honours in Piano Performance from the University of Auckland in 2013. During her studies in New Zealand she was the recipient of numerous awards including the Anne Bellam Scholarship and the Patricia Pratt Scholarship in Musical Performance.

Scottish mezzo-soprano Katherine Aitken is an honours graduate of the Royal College of Music. She continues her studies with Kathleen Livingstone and Gareth Hancock on the Royal Academy Opera programme at the Royal Academy of Music where she is a Carr-Gregory and Karaviotis scholar. Katherine is also a member of Academy Song Circle and is a Kohn Foundation Bach Scholar.