SPONSORED: CD Spotlight. A Fascinating Recording - John Joubert's string quartets, heard by Alice McVeigh.
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VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
English soprano Sarah Leonard was born in Winchester on 10 April 1953. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then joined the BBC Singers and the Endymion Ensemble.
Known for her wide repertoire and performances of contemporary classical music and British music, she has made more than thirty recordings and appeared in major concert halls, opera houses and festivals in many countries.
She has a duo with cellist Robin Michael and sings with the ensemble Gemini.
She teaches at the Central School of Speech and Drama and at Hull University, which awarded her an honorary Doctor of Music in 2013.
In 2015 she became Chairman of the Association of English Singers and Speakers.
CD Spotlight. Expressive Potential - Music by Robert Hanson, heard by Andrew Schartmann. '... blends the beautiful with the obnoxious.'
CD Spotlight. Radiant, supernatural beauty - In a special multimedia presentation, Gordon Rumson talks about Alistair Hinton's String Quintet