Friday 26th November 2021, 1.10pm
Ross Ramgobin baritone
Sally Goodworth piano
Оh, no, I pray, don't leave! (Op. 4, No. 1)
The love is rising in my soul (Op. 14, No. 10)
Yesterday we met (Op 26, No. 13)
In the silence of the night (Op 4, No. 3)
Dichterliebe (a poet's love)
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Nominated for a WhatsOnStage Breakthrough Award and in the Young Artist Category at the International Opera Awards, Ross Ramgobin read English and Modern Drama Studies at Brunel University before attending London’s Royal Academy of Music and National Opera Studio. He made his debut for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as Miteb Cities of Salt, returning as First Mate Billy Budd and Rambashi The Firework Maker’s Daughter. At the International Handel Festival in Göttingen, he sang Pallante Agrippina and Arasse Siroe, Re di Persia. Both performances are available on Accent CD. Elsewhere, engagements have included Gaveston Lessons in Love and Violence (St Petersburg), The Protector Written On Skin (Radio France and Wiener Konzerthaus with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by the composer; also with the Melos Sinfonia), Moralès Carmen(Welsh National Opera), Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Israeli Opera), Owen Wingrave (Aldeburgh and Edinburgh Festivals), Belcore L’elisir d’amore (Verbier Festival), Pallante Agrippina (Brisbane Baroque), Kuligin Katya Kabanova and Cristiano Un ballo in maschera (Opera Holland Park), Masetto Don Giovanni (Angers Nantes Opera), Figaro Le nozze di Figaro and Archibald Grosvenor Patience (ETO), Schaunard La bohème (Dorset Opera Festival), The Counsel Trial by Jury (BBC Proms) and Yuri The Ice Break (Birmingham Opera Company). Engagements during 2021 / 2022 included the title role and Ramiro in Grange Park Opera’s films of Owen Wingrave and L’heure espagnole, his debut with English National Opera as Schaunard La bohème DRIVE & LIVE, Figaro Le nozze di Figaro for Opera Holland Park and Alberich RhineGold for Birmingham Opera Company. Current engagements include Prince Arjuna Satyagraha for English National Opera, Figaro Le nozze di Figaro for The Israeli Opera and concert projects with Britten Sinfonia, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Sally Goodworth has performed as an accompanist throughout the UK and Europe in venues including the South Bank, Wigmore Hall, Barbican and Windsor Castle. She has also toured in Spain, Italy, Germany and China with the Berkshire Youth Choir. She has recently been appointed to a full time position at Brunel University split between the Music and Theatre Departments and Brunel Arts Centre but continues to be a staff pianist for the RAF Central Band, London College of Music, Berkshire Maestros and the Oxford Flute Summer School. Sally was also piano tutor, accompanist and lecturer in keyboard skills and piano pedagogy at Reading University for many years. Sally has played for masterclasses given by eminent musicians including Tasmin Little, Raphael Wallfisch, David Owen Norris, Jennifer Pike, John Wallace, Martin Owen, Michael Collins, George Caird, David Campbell, Laurence Perkins and many orchestral principals. She has also accompanied many leading flautists including Robert Winn, Wissam Boustany, Kate Hill, Ian Clarke, Katherine Kemmler, Paul Edmund Davies and Jonathon Snowdon. Sally has performed numerous reduced orchestra operas in Stately Homes including Tosca, Eugene Onegin, La Boheme and La Traviata and has been Musical Director for numerous Musical Theatre productions at Brunel University. She played in the film ‘’ She’s Been Away’’ directed by Sir Peter Hall and was a hand double playing Chopin in the last ever Poirot episode ‘’Curtains’’. She has recently recorded a CD entiltled ‘’Elgar’s Trombone’’ with Sue Addison and members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Next Lunchtime Concert: 1.10pm Friday 3rd December 2021
John Turville - Piano
Festival of Improv!
Join one of the UK’s outstanding jazz pianists for a rare chance to hear a solo concert of jazz standards and original material.