Prequel Concert - Recital Duo Lineagalante

Vocal Music Recital at 
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Road, Ealing W5 5RH

7.30pm on Thursday 23rd November


Britten:                    The Poet's Echo

Messiaen:                Poèmes pour Mi - Premier Livre

Rachmaninoff:         Oh, never sing to me again!
Rachmaninoff:         Lilacs; In my garden at night; I wait for thee

Saint-Saëns:            Danse macabre; Mélodies persanes

Poulenc:                   La dame de Monte-Carlo


Diana Gouglina   (soprano)
Julian Gallant      (piano)

Online seat reservations for this event are now closed; please still come as places are available

Diana Gouglina has been a soloist in residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth from 2011 under the direction of José Van Dam in Belgium. During this residency, she has participated in numerous masterclasses with renowned artists like Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake, Helen Donath, Tom Krause, June Anderson, Luca Scarlini, Anita Garanca and Olga Pasychnik. She was born in 1990 in Bulgaria to a family of musicians and grew up in Cairo. She started music with the violin at the age of 5, then the piano, and then, at the age of 11, she discovered singing in the “A Capella” choir of the Cairo Opera. Having earned her baccalaureate at the age of 13, she started her studies at Neuchâtel, site of the Geneva School of music where, at the age of 21, she earned a double master’s degree in education and performance in the class of Marcin Habela.

She appears regularly at the Monnaie Opera House singing Opera arias, at the Flagey “Festival à la  Française” with melodies by Bizet and Hahn, and at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts (Bozar) with the National Orchestra of Belgium in Schubert’s Mass No. 1 under the baton of C. Warren-Green. Since September 2011, she has been admitted at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel under the direction of José van Dam. She received a scholarship from an anonymous donor for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Julian Gallant, Artistic Director of the Ealing Music and Film Festival, is a well-known pianist, composer and broadcaster. He read music at Oxford University then studied the piano with the late Achille Colassis, a pupil of Gieseking. Since his début recital at St John's Smith Square in 1992, Julian has performed with a number of different ensembles including the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Oxford Philomusica, Moscow Philharmonic, Kiev Chamber Orchestra and Moscow Virtuosi.