DescriptionIn celebration of Valentine's Month, The Songmakers' Guild presents a stirring programme of romance in A Poet's Love.
Counter tenor Clint van der Linde and harpist Vinciane Degroote present a programme of love songs: Schumann’s Dichterliebe, a selection of Britten, and Quilter's Seven Elizabethan Lyrics.
South African counter tenor Clint van der Linde studied in London at the Royal College of Music. He has performed internationally with multiple esteemed groups, orchestras and consorts, and on some of the world's most prestigious stages. Of his numerous opera roles, highlights include the titular roles in Giulio Cesare, Orlando, Rinaldo, and Tolomeo, as well as Oberon in A Midsummer-night's Dream, The Voice of Apollo in Death in Venice, and Ottone in Poppea. Clint's extensive discography includes Handel’s Il Pastore with Harmonia Mundi, Bach Collegium Japan’s St Matthew’s Passion by Bach with Bis (Having won the Gramaphone Choral award in 2020), Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Signum Classics, and most recently Pergolesi Stabat Mater with Motor music.
Vinciane Degroote started her harp studies in the music school system in Belgium. She is the winner of several prizes and competitions, including “Jong Talent” in 1987, U.F.A.M in 1990, and Regeringsmedaille in 1993. Vinciane completed her studies at the Koninklijke Konservatoirium, Brussels, acquiring a Masters with distinction under Susanna Mildonian. Over the course of her career, she has performed at the prestigious Southbank Sinfonia during their very first season, the Opera Royal de Wallonie in Liege, and the Orchestra Philharmonique de Liege. As a passionate chamber musician, she has worked with several leading ensembles, including Il Novecento, Ensemble Lumières, and Het Prometheus Ensemble.
This recital - and such a powerhouse duo - is bound to inspire, enthrall and move audiences!