Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Se tu mi sprezzi, ingrata from I finti eredi

Ignacio Vallina tenor
Hanzhi Zhang

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
La Vendetta from Le nozze di Figaro

Daniel Vening bass
Hannah Chow piano

Aprite un po' quegli occhi from Le nozze di Figaro

Paulo Baptista baritone
Yiwei Ji piano

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Come Paride vezzoso from L’elisir d‘amore

Stephen Whitford baritone
Hanzhi Zhang piano

Richard Causton (b 1971)
200 PIECES Four Superstitions (world premiere)

Seán Purtell bass

Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868)
Come un’ape from La Cenerentola

Thomas Chenhall baritone
Hannah Chow piano

Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886)
Ah! Pescator from La Gioconda

Stephen Whitford baritone
Hanzhi Zhang piano

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Senza Mamma from Suor Angelica

Lylis O’Hara soprano
Xinshuang Peng

Questo amore from Edgar

Matthew Iddeson baritone
Qian Cai piano

Alfredo Catalani (1854-1893)
Ebben ne andro Iontana from La Wally

Jennifer Lee soprano
Rebecca Mok piano

Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)
Vi Ravviso from La Sonnambula

Daniel Vening bass
Hannah Chow piano

Care compagne...Come per me sereno from La Sonnambula

Clara Orif soprano
Yiwei Ji piano

Richard Causton studied at the University of York, the Royal College of Music and the Scuola Civica in Milan. He has worked with ensembles such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken, London Sinfonietta, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Britten Sinfonia and the Nash Ensemble. His music has been recorded on the NMC, Metier, Delphian and London Sinfonietta labels.

In 1997 he was awarded the Mendelssohn Scholarship, which enabled him to study in Milan with Franco Donatoni. Other distinctions include First Prize in the Third International ‘Nuove Sincronie’ Composition Competition, a British Composer Award and a Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In 2003-5, Causton was Fellow in the Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge.

In addition to composition, Causton writes and lectures on Italian contemporary music and regularly broadcasts for Italian radio (RAI Radio 3).

Recent works include Ik zeg: NU (I say: NOW) premiered by Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall in January 2019.

Richard Causton is currently Professor of Composition at the University of Cambridge and recently became an Honorary Patron of the Centre for Young Musicians.

His music is represented by Cathy Nelson Artists and Projects and published exclusively by Oxford University Press.