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February 16, 2017

The Bangalore School of Music in association with St Andrew’s Church, Bangalore

Come and be enthralled of the magic of the music, and experience a Western classical concert of highest international standards here in our very own Namma Bengaluru, under the beautiful vaults of St Andrew’s Church. An experience not to be missed!

About Maria Forsström
maria-forsstromMaria Forsström is known for her extremely intelligent musicianship and her strong communicative abilities, being equally at ease in a Lieder recital as in the concert repertoire and on the opera stage. Her deep knowledge about style and source reading makes her both the ideal Baroque or Rossini singer, as well as an interpreter of the late Romantic and modern composers. Her vast repertoire spans a wide spectrum, which includes all the standard alto/mezzo orchestra, lieder, oratorio and opera parts, such as Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody and the St. Matthew Passion, which she has performed several times to great critical acclaim. Her latest engagement was the role of Maffio Orsini in Donizetti’s opera Lucrezia Borgia at the Malmö Opera, Sweden. Maria Forsström has performed with L’Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, the Wroclaw Symphony Orchestra, La Chambre Philharmonique, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Musica Aeterna, Perm, Russia.

About Natallia Kapylova
natallia-kapylovaBangalore-based, Belarus-born Natallia Kapylova has been hailed as a concert pianist—soloist as well as collaborating with other musicians– of exceptional, brilliant and dazzling ability. Exploration of different genres of music, from classical to the present day, with all the best forms of music in-between, is her forte. Natallia commenced her piano training at the age of seven and obtained the highest degree in Classical Piano Performance, Artist of Chamber Ensemble and Concertmaster Diploma from the Belarus State Conservatory. Natallia then worked as Concertmaster at the Belarus Academy of Music and as piano teacher at the Belarus College of Arts. Ever since she moved to India in 2002, she has been working with select groups of students in Bangalore.

As part of the 15th East West Music and Dance Encounter 2017, The Bangalore School of Music in association with St Andrew’s Church, Bangalore and The Swedish Arts Grants Council is proud to present `Mezzo Magic’, where mezzo-soprano extraordinaire, Ms Maria Forsström (Sweden), together with Bangalore’s most sought-after and hailed concert pianist, Madame Natallia Kapylova (Belarus/India) will present a programme filled with emotion, drama, love and fire. The music will be arias and piano solos from the Romantic era, with pieces by composers such as Edward Elgar, Sergei Rachmanino, Richard Strauss and Frederic Chopin, all with very different distinct characters and messages.

concert is open to all those wanting to attend such a concert. For more details contact the BSM (080-41285017:Monday through Saturday, 11:00am to 7:00pm)

The Concert on Saturday | 18th February 2017 | 7:00pm

St. Andrew’s Church,
Cubbon Road

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