Catriona Morison (mezzo-soprano) with Malcolm Martineau (piano)

St Mary the Virgin, Twickenham Riverside, TW1 3NJ

Photograph of Catriona Morison by John Cooper

The W T Bryant Concert

A selection of songs by Richard Strauss, Berg, Mahler, Korngold, Gibbs and Berlioz.

Catriona Morison was born in Edinburgh into a musical family and learned to play violin and viola before turning to singing. She studied at Berlin University of the Arts and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating with Distinction. Catriona won the Toonkunst Oratorio Prize at the 50th Hertogenbosch competition in Holland, and was a finalist at the Hilde Zadek Voice Competition in Vienna.

Catriona is a Samling Artist and was a member of the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project and the Thuringian Opera Studio. She debuted with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in 2014, and performed at the BBC Proms 2013, and at the Salzburg Easter Festival 2015. She has sung under distinguished conductors including Franz Welser-Möst, Christoph Altstaedt, David Parry and Jos van Immerseel.

She is an ensemble member of Wuppertal Opera, where her roles this season include Nicklausse [Les contes d’Hoffmann], Clarice [The Love for Three Oranges], and Maddalena [Rigoletto]. Previous engagements include Annina [Der Rosenkavalier] at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, Pisandro [Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria] for Theater Erfurt, Jacob in Leonard Evers’ fairy-tale opera GOLD! for Theater Nordhausen, and staged versions of Mozart’s Requiem for Theater Hof in Bavaria and Handel’s Alexander’s Feast for the Lithuanian National Opera.

Malcolm Martineau was born in Edinburgh, read Music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and studied at the Royal College of Music.
Recognised at the highest international level as one of the UK’s leading accompanists, Malcolm Martineau
has performed worldwide alongside the world’s greatest singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet
Baker, Florian Boesch, Elīna Garanča, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Sir Simon
Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Dame Felicity Lott, Anne Sofie von Otter, and Sonya Yoncheva.

He has appeared at the world’s principal venues including Alice Tully Hall, Barbican Centre, Berlin State
Opera, Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw, Gran Theatre del Liceu, Mariinsky Theatre, Metropolitan Opera,
Munich Opera, Paris Opera and Salle Gaveau, Royal Opera House, La Scala, Sydney Opera House, Teatro
Real, Salzburg Mozarteum, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Musikverein and State Opera, Walt
Disney Hall, Wigmore Hall, and Zurich Opera amongst others. Malcolm has also appeared at the Aix-enProvence, Vienna, and Salzburg Festivals. He has presented his own series at the Wigmore Hall and at the Edinburgh Festival.

As a prolific recording artist, Martineau’s discography of over 100 CDs includes the following Award-winning
recordings: ‘The Vagabond’ with Sir Bryn Terfel (Gramophone Award), ‘Songs of War’ with Sir Simon
Keenlyside (Grammy and Gramophone Awards), Schumann and Mahler Lieder with Florian Boesch (BBC
Music Magazine Award), Mahler Lieder with Christiane Karg (Diapason d’or), and ‘El Nour’ with Fatma Said
(Gramophone Award).

Malcolm is a Professor of piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music and an Honorary Doctor and
International Fellow of Accompaniment at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He was made an OBE in the
2016 New Year’s Honours for his services to music and young singers.