VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day the world woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
British pianist Susie Allan studied at Worcester College, Oxford, as a Hadow Instrumental Scholar, and Accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music in London. She won the Accompaniment Prize, Gerald Moore Award and a Geoffrey Parsons Memorial Award. She has accompanied many masterclasses at the Britten-Pears School and elsewhere, and has been a Professor of Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music. She has performed all over Britain and Europe, and has made recordings and broadcasts for the BBC and Channel 4, with a variety of well-established singers, but in particular Roderick Williams, with whom she has a long association. Together they have appeared at home and abroad, last year performing Schubert at Schloss Atzenbrugg, home of the original Schubertiade. She lives in south Shropshire with her three children.
Ensemble. Backwards and Forwards - Mike Wheeler rounds up his coverage of the 2021 Buxton Festival with concerts by Sarah Connoly, Roderick Williams and Natalie Clein
Ensemble. Packed With Good Things - Roderic Dunnett reports from the 2019 Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester
Ensemble. Understated Power - Roderick Williams and Susie Allan at the Buxton Festival impress Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. The Finest of Them All - The 2012 Hereford Three Choirs Festival, reviewed by Roderic Dunnett