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Tickets £14 / £12 
Classical music that is accessible and full of surprises, breaking down the clichés that are commonly found around opera.

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Anglo-Swiss musicians Emma Jüngling (mezzo-soprano) and Frederic Bager (piano) invite you into their world of French and English music. The duo has had the chance to perform in festivals and venues between Switzerland and the UK. They are looking forward to playing locally at Longfield Hall.

Featuring songs by Debussy, Honegger, Britten and a little Piaf. This is the first in what Longfield Hall hopes to become a series of Classical music concerts run by Emma Jüngling which will welcome more talented, professional classical performers to Longfield Hall.

 

 

About the Artists

Emma Jüngling is a graduate of The Royal Academy of Music here in London in 2018 and is local to Longfield Hall and loves to participate in the neighbourhood’s musical life. You might have caught her Lockdown Street concerts on Richborne Terrace over the past year. She is a Swiss-French mezzo-soprano, laureate of the Friedl Wald Prize 2016, the Geneva Richard Wagner Bursary in 2017 and the Alice Gamble Prize in London in 2019. Emma graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London in August 2020 with a distinction as well as a DipRam for an outstanding final recital. Her teachers included Caitlin Hulcup and Marek Ruszczynski. She currently studies with Cathy Pope.

Since 2016, she has been a member of the Opera de Lausanne chorus. She was also a soloist in their Children Workshop series for two seasons. Her first role on the opera stage was Tituba in Robert Ward’s The Crucible at the Berlin Opera Academy thanks to the Lorna White Merit grant.Emma was heard as a soloist in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and in Handel’s Israel in Egypt with Leonardo Garcia Alarcon.

Emma was a part of the chorus at The Grange Opera Festival in the UK, to singing the roles of Sesto and Cesare in The Dark Side of Shakespeare at the Wexford Opera Festival in Ireland and to singing the role of Venus in Orphee aux Enfers with L’Opera des Champs in Switzerland.

Frederic Bager has appeared across Europe and beyond as soloist and chamber musician, performing at venues such as the Great Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie, the Cologne Philharmonie, St John’s Smith Square London, Salle Métropole Lausanne, Salle Paderewski Lausanne, Salle del Castillo Vevey and Victoria Hall Geneva. Recent engagements also include residencies at the Davos Festival (2018, 2019 and 2020), as well as recitals at Festival Puplinge Classique (Geneva), St James’ Piccadilly (London), Bristol Beacon, Palanga Kurhaus (Lithuania), TangoBrücke Einbeck (Germany), Resonanzen Festival Sils, Week-End Musical de Pully and Automne Musical d’Ollon (Switzerland). He has performed live on Swiss classical channel Espace 2.

Frederic studied with Andrew Ball at the Royal College of Music and with Ian Fountain at the Royal Academy of Music. He was a scholar and prizewinner at both institutions. At the Royal Academy of Music, he was awarded a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital and held the Hodgson Fellowship.

Born in London in 1991, Frederic grew up in Switzerland and began playing the piano at an early age, studying at the Lausanne and Geneva conservatories, and subsequently as music scholar at Wells Cathedral School. He was Keyboard Finalist in the BBC Young Musician 2010 competition.

Frederic’s album, Dawnsong, recorded with Sheva, features works by Robert and Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Alban Berg. He has received the generous support of Pour-cent Culturel Migros.

Suitable for all ages